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Mar 28, 2017, 17:34 ET IFAW statement on Trump's catastrophic new climate plan

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to President...


Mar 21, 2017, 20:48 ET IFAW Statement on S.J. Res. 18: Congress "intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife"

Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the...


Mar 16, 2017, 09:54 ET International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people

International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can...


Mar 03, 2017, 07:00 ET Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day

Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally...


Feb 24, 2017, 11:02 ET Shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales

The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by...


Feb 16, 2017, 11:09 ET IFAW: Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world's most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While...


Feb 14, 2017, 19:38 ET Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant rescue

Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa's home last week to...


Feb 06, 2017, 15:07 ET IFAW statement on USDA Animal Welfare Act online database removal

Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service quietly deleted the Animal Welfare Act...


Jan 15, 2017, 15:41 ET IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts

On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling...


Dec 30, 2016, 12:58 ET IFAW applauds China's decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017

After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese...


Dec 22, 2016, 11:42 ET 2016: Another fatal year for elephants

Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. More than 18 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000...


Dec 14, 2016, 12:04 ET IFAW's new report advocates measuring happiness and wellbeing, not just economic growth

A nation's prosperity should not be measured by economic activity alone, but rather by a more expansive measure assessing economic, social and...


Nov 02, 2016, 09:19 ET Where do elephants go?

Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using...


Oct 27, 2016, 11:22 ET Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission

Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world's most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting...


Oct 27, 2016, 10:31 ET A win for whales and a blow against Japan's 'scientific' whaling at the International Whaling Commission

Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as...


Oct 25, 2016, 11:15 ET Pro-whaling countries once again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary...


Oct 21, 2016, 10:30 ET Japan's resumption of Antarctic 'scientific whaling' under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes

As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)...


Oct 04, 2016, 14:05 ET Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES

As the world's biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped...


Oct 04, 2016, 11:20 ET CITES hits Control, Alt, Delete on cybercrime

 Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the decision to ratify a commitment by all 183...


Oct 04, 2016, 11:14 ET CITES parties reject Swaziland request to trade in white rhino horn

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the...


Oct 03, 2016, 17:03 ET Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES

 IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...


Oct 03, 2016, 14:17 ET CITES Parties fail to agree on full ban on international trade in lion parts

 Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in...


Oct 03, 2016, 11:17 ET African elephant populations denied greater protection at CITES

 Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing, which would offer them the...


Sep 29, 2016, 12:51 ET CITES takes a byte out of wildlife cybercrime

Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online...


Sep 28, 2016, 15:35 ET No monkeying around for Barbary macaques at CITES

IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...