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23rd July 2015 Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
When helping animals in these remote communities, having an automobile helps to
21st July 2015 Janice Hannah
Over the years, IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has travelled to and from remote northern communities in Canada multiple Read more »
20th July 2015 Ian Michler
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
Canada’s obsession with killing seals these days is truly baffling.
17th July 2015 Sheryl Fink
This blog was also published as “The Government’s Grey Seal Cull is Not Based on Science” in Huffington Read more »
17th July 2015 Alexa Kessler
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Perso
16th July 2015 Satyen Sinha
After a recent meeting by European Member State specialists, the European Commission announced that:   “The Read more »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Snow Leopard Cub taken from the Wild in Pakistan gets new Home
4th December 2014
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
4th August 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 by Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen
31st July 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of Read more »
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t
31st July 2015 by Sarah Davies
It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally Read more »
Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally
31st July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage. Celebrities, public figures, and throngs of Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
The domestic violence project finds animals a loving home and the peaceful envir
30th July 2015 by Rianne Haaijema
Blijf van mijn Dier is a new domestic violence and animal abuse project that has been offering animal abuse Read more »
For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 by Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.


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