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Oct 15, 2020, 09:55 ET IFAW Report Stresses Importance Of Including Animals In Emergency Disaster Response And Proposes Blueprint For Action

Because they are so critical to human society economically, psychologically, and culturally, the safety and wellbeing of animals must be a key...


Jul 28, 2020, 09:15 ET IFAW Report Offers Perspective On Combatting Emergence Of Zoonotic Disease

Humanity's exploitation of and improper contact with wildlife has been the primary driver behind the emergence and proliferation of zoonotic diseases ...


Jul 09, 2020, 08:30 ET North Atlantic right whale officially classified as Critically Endangered by IUCN

Newly-released listings published today on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species) make...


May 29, 2020, 09:30 ET Number of seals killed in Canada's annual hunt falls dramatically during COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst the global devastation wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a silver lining has emerged for seal pups off the east coast of Canada as figures for ...


Mar 03, 2020, 13:00 ET Koala Emergency: IFAW Calls For Emergency Protections For NSW Koalas After Report Reveals True Impact Of Bushfires

A new scientific study released today reveals the true impact of climate change and the recent bushfires on koalas across New South Wales (NSW). The...


Mar 03, 2020, 11:00 ET (IFAW) 15-Year old Named Winner of World Wildlife Day 2020 International Youth Art Contest

Australian youth artist Tiarn Garland, 15, was named the winner of the World Wildlife Day 2020 International Youth Art contest. Comprised of the...


Mar 02, 2020, 10:00 ET IFAW: Tech Companies Take Down 3 Million Online Listings for Trafficked Wildlife

Online technology companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered...


Feb 21, 2020, 11:21 ET IFAW: Conservation win for endangered Asian elephants as vital protection is awarded

There was an important win for Asian elephants this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the UN Convention on the Conservation of...


Feb 21, 2020, 11:18 ET IFAW: Urgently needed protection granted to shark species on the brink of extinction

There was a vital conservation win for a critically endangered species of shark this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the UN...


Feb 21, 2020, 11:15 ET IFAW: Major boost for jaguar conservation as iconic but threatened species is afforded vital protection

There was a big win for jaguars this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species...


Feb 14, 2020, 11:15 ET Urgent measures to protect threatened species on the table as delegates gather for 13th CMS conference

Proposals to improve protection for jaguars, elephants, sharks and other species will be on the agenda as the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of ...


Jan 24, 2020, 09:30 ET First-of-its kind operation to treat wounded right whale calf through specialized remote delivery system

On January 15, after persistent efforts to re-sight the severely injured right whale calf and its mother known to researchers as "Derecha" – Spanish...


Jan 07, 2020, 10:15 ET In support of World Wildlife Day 2020 IFAW joins CITES and UNDP to sponsor Global Youth Art Contest

In celebration of World Wildlife Day 2020 held annually on March 3rd, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is hosting its second annual...


Dec 20, 2019, 10:15 ET International Fund For Animal Welfare Applauds Wildlife Wins In FY20 Government Spending Package

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed the conservation measures included in the latest budget appropriations package for FY20...


Oct 09, 2019, 10:00 ET Sinking Ship Entertainment launches elephant conservation campaign with International Fund for Animal Welfare

Representing a bold effort to promote environmental stewardship and conservation, Emmy® Award winning production company Sinking Ship Entertainment...


Oct 04, 2019, 12:15 ET Airborne Rescue in Zimbabwe by Wild is Life-ZEN and the International Fund for Animal Welfare Saves Tiny Elephant Orphan

On 2 October, 2019, Wild is Life-Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched an emergency airborne...


Oct 03, 2019, 10:00 ET The International Fund for Animal Welfare Embraces the First High Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Americas, held in Peru

High-level officials from both government, intergovernmental and non-profit organizations, including representatives from The International Fund for...


Aug 26, 2019, 11:12 ET Major conservation win at CITES as a record 18 endangered species of shark and ray are afforded vital protection

A total of 18 species of shark and ray, at risk due to the scale of international trade in their fins and meat, have today been awarded key Appendix...


Aug 22, 2019, 10:25 ET Big win for giraffes as iconic species is afforded protection from trade for first time to halt its 'silent extinction'

There was a big win for giraffes today at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...


Aug 21, 2019, 13:23 ET IFAW: Governments urged to act on domestic ivory markets

Governments attending the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and...


Aug 16, 2019, 07:00 ET Vital conservation measures to save threatened species on the table as delegates gather for 18th CITES conference

Proposals to improve protection for elephants, giraffes, sharks and other species will be on the agenda as the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP)...


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...