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Jun 20, 2019, 10:54 ET Multi-Agency Research Confirms North Atlantic Right Whale Mortalities Driven Overwhelmingly By Manmade Causes

A new scientific paper released today in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms reports on the causes of 70 North Atlantic right whale mortalities ...


Jun 14, 2019, 04:00 ET New EU initiative to counter surging wildlife cybercrime

A new European Union (EU)-funded project aims to disrupt criminals trafficking wildlife in or via the EU using the internet, postal or fast parcel...


May 08, 2019, 08:00 ET At 50 years, ifaw unveils a bold new brand and website

Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) —a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organization—unveils its bold new brand, ...


Mar 01, 2019, 11:27 ET Winner of World Wildlife Day 2019 International Youth Art Contest announced at UN Headquarters

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the CITES Secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that 17-year...


Feb 19, 2019, 13:00 ET TUI Care Foundation & IFAW partner to prevent elephant poaching in Kenya through technology

TUI Care Foundation has joined forces with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to stop poaching of wild elephants before it happens and...


Jan 24, 2019, 12:01 ET eBay and IFAW celebrate a decade-long ivory ban across the company platforms

This month marks 10 years since eBay introduced a global ivory ban across its platforms to help protect elephants. eBay's ivory ban, combined with...


Jan 16, 2019, 16:29 ET IFAW Sponsors Global Art Contest with CITES and UNDP In Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019

IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is hosting a 2019 global art contest in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme...


Sep 20, 2018, 16:25 ET IFAW Names New Board Chair and Three Appointments to its Board of Directors

The International Fund for Animal Welfare announced today the appointment of Joyce C. Doria as Chair of its Board of Directors and welcomed three new ...


Jul 27, 2018, 11:46 ET IFAW: Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped

The hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically...


Jul 20, 2018, 13:44 ET Immediate calls to end commercial whaling as genetic testing confirms whale harpooned in Iceland was rare hybrid

Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic testing revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic...


May 23, 2018, 08:00 ET IFAW's latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries

Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade – released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) –...


May 09, 2018, 03:02 ET IFAW Accepted Into The IUCN

Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the...


Sep 28, 2017, 18:13 ET IFAW Working to Reunite Animals with Families Affected by Hurricanes in Caribbean

The US Virgin Island of St. John has been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria over the past weeks. Trees are uprooted, houses destroyed, and...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:52 ET Disaster Response team deploys to assess wildlife and community needs in Irma aftermath

After the island of Barbuda was left almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma's winds and rain, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ...


Aug 28, 2017, 23:16 ET IFAW Statement: Disaster Response team deploys to rescue animals affected by Hurricane Harvey

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team was activated by partner Code 3 Associates to support the Houston Society for ...


Aug 25, 2017, 09:36 ET Two pumas rescued from Argentina zoo find sanctuary in U.S.

Early in the morning on August 23, 2017, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) and Forest Animal Rescue...


Aug 24, 2017, 11:21 ET IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade

With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan...


Aug 16, 2017, 13:52 ET South Africa's rhino auction - selling a bloody harvest for profit

Experts say South Africa's first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the...


Aug 11, 2017, 09:00 ET Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day

On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature's biggest land animal, the elephant. "On this World...


Aug 10, 2017, 10:16 ET Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths

Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists...


Jun 28, 2017, 08:00 ET IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of...


Jun 08, 2017, 08:00 ET Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts

Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and ...


Jun 07, 2017, 13:31 ET Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President

Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective...


May 02, 2017, 10:12 ET Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia

On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She...


Apr 24, 2017, 12:36 ET Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland

Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development...