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Tafika has spent his first day independent from keepers with elephants in the Re
27th November 2015 Lisa Olivier
Tafika reached a milestone in his journey back to the wild. Seven years old now, Tafika just spent his first full day Read more »
But Julius has clearly followed Cora’s advice – this pup is glowing with health,
26th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
The work of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) can be stressful and difficult – but, oh, how thankful we are for the Read more »
Vivek Menon
25th November 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
#InspiringInnovators: @lilycole chose Vivek Menon, his "elephant corridors" help man and beast Read more »
Mdzananda’s veterinary nurse, Ros Stone, works against time to save the life of
24th November 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Two young boys and an older man brought a dog to our Mdzananda clinic’s reception room recently. This dog was Read more »
Baby elephants at the IFAW/WTI Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
23rd November 2015 Philip Mansbridge
In the northeastern tip of India lies Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinoceroses, buffaloes, elephants, swamp Read more »
Research is conducted to save gray whales, which have almost disappeared off the
23rd November 2015 Elena Zharkova
My knees were shaking. My heart was beating like crazy, and tears were welling up in my eyes. We were approaching the Read more »
Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild PHOTO:© Jim Zuckerman
20th November 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In light of the horrifying events that occurred in France this week, overwhelming all of us, a strong and essential measure Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20th November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
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 »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill 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
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
Recognising the efforts of one of our many animal heroes
5th March 2012 by Robbie Marsland
It’s amazing how many times I feel humbled in this job. I seem to be constantly surrounded by people who are willing Read more »
Cameroon tragedy: elephant battles without end
5th March 2012 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
My colleague, Celine Sissler, has just returned from Cameroon, where since January over 300 elephants have fallen to Read more »
Cameroon elephant tragedy: The war is declared in Bouba Njida
5th March 2012 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida, March 5, 2012 - It is 9:10 a.m. and we're all packed. As we have been banned from flying over the park by Read more »
Elephants of Bouba Njida, I will never forget you
4th March 2012 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida (March 3rd and 4th, 2012) - I don't know exactly what I feel, I can't find the words. They might not Read more »
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?
1st March 2012 by Robert Kless
To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university. It Read more »
© IFAW/D. Willetts
29th February 2012 by adintino
Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private Read more »
29th February 2012 by adintino
 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, Read more »
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
28th February 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately. This is our second day in 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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