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Largest ever US seizure of ivory takes place in Philadelphia.
28th July 2011 James Kinney
On 26 July 2011, several news outlets reported that Victor Gordon, a Philadelphia African art-store owner, was arrested by Read more »
25th July 2011 Michael Booth
UDPATE: 8.9.11 - On July 23-24, 2011, Six confiscated orphan Grauer's gorillas, aged 5-8 years old, were moved from a Read more »
22nd July 2011 Elena Zharkova
After the first working day, the weather turned bad, and continued with the fog and wind for a week. However, we had lots Read more »
A grauer gorilla in the Congo.
21st July 2011 Michael Booth
On the heels of the grizzly bear airlift in British Columbia, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Read more »
20th July 2011 Jason Bell
Jewels such as Liwonde have the potential to contribute enormously to Malawi’s economy and reputation as one of Read more »
14th July 2011 Patrick Ramage
For much of today, there hasn't been anything to see. But behind closed doors at the end of a hallway in the Hotel de Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There had already been highly vocal complaints asserting some IWC member countries who wished to attend the meeting had not Read more »
Dr. Kati Loeffler instructing Chinese vet students on procedures.
13th July 2011 Nathan Herschler
With our global scope and expertise, IFAW has been able to make humane advancements and shift attitudes on a tremendous Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There was much talk about quorates, banker’s drafts, voting rights, EU consensus and a variety of IWC technicalities, Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29th May 2015
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. International Fund fo Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
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On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been Read more »
World of Animals Issue 13
5th September 2012 by
Katniss letting me touch her for the first time.
4th September 2012 by Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and educators to remote and underserved Read more »
One of the VIDAS clinic patients
4th September 2012 by Erika Flores
It is such an incredible experience to be part of the VIDAS clinic. Even though hurricane Ernesto slowed one of clinic days Read more »
IFAW rushes animal rescue and sheltering teams to Gulf Coast following Hurricane
31st August 2012 by
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized teams to Alexandria, Louisiana Read more »
Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?
30th August 2012 by Susannah Calderan
As we move onwards through our 2012 Atlantic odyssey, the next phase is real-time video tracking of Icelandic minke whales. Read more »
The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife Service
29th August 2012 by Azzedine Downes
Buying the vehicles was the easy part.  I had just handed the keys to new Toyota Landcruisers to the director of the Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: the CLAW team rescues two surprisingly chubby puppies
28th August 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Being a mom is a stressful job, with any mother willing to risk her life for her children, as any one of us would attest to Read more »
Pilot whale encountered while deplying the EAR from IFAW's Song of the Whale res
28th August 2012 by Milaja Bennett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique, non-harmful whale research vessel, Song of the Whale, left 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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