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Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
19th November 2015 Kati Loeffler
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17th November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
Russian Children with their AAE materials
17th November 2015 Elena Zharkova
“Mospriroda,” a state institution that oversees all 20 natural parks and 10 eco-centers within the Russian Read more »
During the dry season Musolole and his surrogate siblings have had to learn how
16th November 2015 Ulrica Hansson
The El Nino effect has hit southern Africa hard this year. It’s been super-hot and dry, and it’s not just crops Read more »
Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13th November 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13th November 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
Elephants on Safari in the Western Cape
19th May 2014
Elephants are on safari in the Western Cape with four elephant calves taken from their wild herds last year in contravention of South Africa’s strict national guidelines on elephant management, being moved to the province’s most notorious Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
IFAW South Africa Memorandum of Incorporation
by rbartlett
IFAW South Africa Memorandum of Incorporation Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
Blackie was dumped in an open field, but returned to the house in which he had l
16th December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
His back legs are shaking with fear, this gentle-faced dog with the long nose. Who knows what sort of abuse he’s been Read more »
15th December 2015 by Ellie Milano
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW’s delegation has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully Read more »
While preparing for the crisis, we built and consolidated a nationwide network o
14th December 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
It was the evening of October 23, and Hurricane Patricia—the biggest and strongest storm recorded in decades—was Read more »
Experience taught us that to reduce wildlife trade, we have to address both dema
14th December 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
  Great News for #elephants! #Ivory prices down in #China. https://t.co/gNFLo3mJeX pic.twitter.com/kMdKDTweUB — Read more »
Left to right (front): Mr Mark Sprong, Chairman, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust; Madam
11th December 2015 by Kate Moore
Like so many other African countries, Malawi has suffered significant elephant losses at the hands of poachers – the Read more »
Joss Stone with Zambia Elephant Orphanage keepers Aaron Gumbo and Oliver Munyama
10th December 2015 by Ulrica Hansson
Multi-platinum-record selling English soul singer, songwriter and actress Joss Stone recently performed at the Web, a club Read more »
10th December 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10th December 2015 by Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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