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We all stand together for stronger protection for elephants, and governments aro
19th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
    Any time of day, the atmosphere in New York City’s Times Square is electric—never more so for Read more »
The author met this gentle, loving Labrador who had been left tied to a fence, f
18th June 2015 Vanessa Nice-Amoroso
What makes the perfect Mediterranean holiday? Sun, sea and, of course, puppies. Back in March 2013, when most residents of Read more »
Ronney, pictured here with guardians Abongile and Mlungisi Mnqasela, was picked
17th June 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Politicians are usually on parade, pressing the flesh and persuading the punters that they really, really want your vote. At Read more »
16th June 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Read more »
Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the I
16th June 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
  The Amboseli Elephant Project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has embarked on an ambitious Read more »
Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
10th June 2015 Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to significantly improve school success rates in local communities who live daily with wildlife. The International Fund for Anim Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San F
7th July 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015 by
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Read more »
The Asian Elephant Alliance held an auction of 20 designer-decorated auto-ricksh
2nd July 2015 by Vivek Menon
    The rickshaws looked familiar. The brightly coloured outfits looked familiar. Even the sweltering sticky Read more »
Elephants, rhinos, deer, and many other iconic species are inevitably affected b
1st July 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the threat of floods looming large, the IFAW-WTI team based out of  the Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015 by
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian Read more »
Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined, and, li
30th June 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky Read more »
Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn.
A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow. What Read more »
Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured 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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