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Maggie, a dog rescue by CLAW, takes a photo with CLAW staff at the Durban Deep o
16 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), an IFAW companion animal project based in Gauteng, South Africa, has seen some Read more »
Ringling Bros. circus announces closure, brings an end to its animal acts
16 January 2017 Carson Barylak
Feld Entertainment announced the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will perform its final show in May 2017 Read more »
CLAW brings Christmas cheer to communities in need
13 January 2017 Sheena Dale
This Christmas, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) partnered with generous donors and celebrated the holiday season with Read more »
Remembering a Green Giant
12 January 2017 Patrick Ramage
I knew from the title of her email --  “Alexey Yablokov” --  that my dear colleague Masha, Dr. Maria Read more »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
5 January 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Read more »
23 July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19 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 »
8 July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2 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 »
26 June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24 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 »
19 June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13 June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6 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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26 March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25 March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24 March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19 March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16 March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13 March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9 March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3 March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23 February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
Injured Saluki Shams recovering from injury
16 March 2017 by Dima Abo Kous
“He is a big, beautiful one-year-old Saluki mixed breed with the gentlest nature. We’ve named him Shams, meaning Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017 by adintino
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human Read more »
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings
15 March 2017 by Kerry Branon
On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017 by adintino
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the Read more »
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.
14 March 2017 by Lisa Olivier
To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of Read more »
Given her gorgeous nature and our attachment to a cat we named Legolas, Mdzanand
13 March 2017 by Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--CP Two weeks ago a community Read more »
Rescued penguin data reveal climate change effects
10 March 2017 by Francois Louw
New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 by Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Mongolia reported one million livestock like these yaks perished during the 201
9 March 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
After two straight devastating dzuds, summer droughts followed by extremely cold winter temperatures, Mongolian livestock Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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