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Happy Mother’s Day!
10 May 2015 Ellie Milano
Meet Lucy and her adorable five kittens; Atticus, Matilda, Oliver, Winnie, and Leroy. Lucy was spotted a few months ago by Read more »
8 May 2015 Erica Martin
One of our Human Resources team members rescued a local cat who just had kittens and they are quite simply the cutest Read more »
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Read more »
Kali was found dog wobbling along the street.
7 May 2015 Brian Sharp
The historic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago affected tens of Read more »
South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5 May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
4 May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3 May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake http://t.co/R7t3Xjepzc pic.twitter.com/TNVGNEMbCu — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1 May 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1 May 2015 Kristen Patchett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW—with your help—will co Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
The author explains the nuances of demand reduction and how policy affects it to
15 October 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: A day after this original blog ran, China’s State Forestry Administration announced a one-year ban on the Read more »
Responders travel by boat to attend to some animals in need. © IFAW/J.Franklin
15 October 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The waters rose so quickly across South Carolina that many residents were not able to think twice when mandatory evacuations Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15 October 2015 by adintino
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15 October 2015 by adintino
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
Japan should undertake another year of non-lethal Antarctic research, and join l
14 October 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The Japanese,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a speech last month to the United Nations General Read more »
Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival
14 October 2015 by Azzedine Downes
As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Read more »
Of all the threats to lions, trophy hunting is the one that can most easily be e
14 October 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Three months after Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota, brutally killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it has Read more »
13 October 2015 by Michael Booth
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Read more »
The lines and nets used for fishing can pose a serious problem for the giant fil
13 October 2015 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Born and raised on Campobello Island, Captain Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an intrepid group of Read more »

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In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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