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Two recent US federal agency decisions will help both big cats and the public.
5th April 2016 Carson Barylak
Two recent US federal agency decisions bring promise for improving the welfare of big cats in the US and restricting the Read more »
More than 100 teachers recently gathered for a workshop at the Ministry of Educa
5th April 2016 Dima Abo Kous
Wildlife trade is rampant in the Gulf Area, whether it be the trade of live exotic animals or that of products made from Read more »
The author reviews analytics printouts with IFAW Chief of Staff Fay Cuevas and G
1st April 2016 Tim Spalla
This is the first in a series of reports from IFAW’s tenBoma team in Kenya If there is one thing I have learned from Read more »
Five orphan bear cubs progressing at rehabilitation centre
31st March 2016 Mila Danilova
Five bear cubs who arrived in January and February at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Orphan Bears Rescue Centre Read more »
Molly before and after her treatment
29th March 2016 Janice Hannah
It's hard to imagine how cold -35° C is until you’re in it.  With the wind chill it feels more like -45 Read more »
Muchi browses at the front, with Nkala right behind him. Musolole is to the far
28th March 2016 Rachael Murton
The small orphan who was emaciated, stressed and covered in warts when rescued has put on weight and seems more at ease Read more »
25th March 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Read more »
A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24th March 2016 Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
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 »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
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 »
archive photo © IFAW
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 »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
by rbartlett
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
by adintino
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
by kradziszewska
 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
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
by adintino
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
by adintino
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Smuggling cobras and other kinds of reptiles is common in Egypt, but trafficking
9th May 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
Last month, 60 cobras were confiscated in the Cairo airport after a customs officer detected suspicious movement while Read more »
Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online
9th May 2016 by adintino
Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6th May 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
In memoriam: Dr Saskia Karius
6th May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, Read more »
4th May 2016 by Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4th May 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species Read more »
3rd May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016 by slajoie
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the 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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