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Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows
10th April 2015 Stuart Palmer
IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
7th April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Read more »
Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.
6th April 2015 Neil Greenwood
Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices Read more »
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW
6th April 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) colleague Read more »
Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking
3rd April 2015 James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park
1st April 2015 Helen Nash
Growing up just outside of London, the closest I ever got to seeing a wild animal was squirrels in my back garden and the Read more »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th 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 »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade. The Internationa Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
Survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern
Final report for a survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern North Sea conducted from Read more »
报告:气象灾难对野生动物、家畜与伴侣动物的影响。 Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
4th May 2015 by 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 »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 by 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
1st May 2015 by 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.
1st May 2015 by Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 by Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015 by
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
1st May 2015 by
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30th April 2015 by Mila Danilova
  In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her Read more »

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In the news

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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