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The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survi
22nd May 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
A sea of hands held up in the air are shaking their mobile phones all at once. On everyone’s screen, a special Read more »
IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes appears on CNN on black rhino hunt
20th May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on the black rhino hunt with CNN anchor Maggie Lake.  At the International Read more »
CT Harry with a stranded common dolphin on Cape Cod in 2012. It’s strandings lik
19th May 2015 CT Harry
I did an interview with Todd McLeish, University of Rhode Island Public Information Officer interested in news about Read more »
IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Se
19th May 2015 Evan Mkala
Where do the elephants of Amboseli National Park go when they leave the protected boundaries of the park? Previous research Read more »
VIDEO: CLAW project teaches South African township residents animals are preciou
19th May 2015 Cora Bailey
In the above window, scroll down just a bit to watch the wonderful video featuring the author as she works with her clients Read more »
Pelusa is enjoying her new life as Marbella’s guard dog and companion for her an
18th May 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
A couple of months ago I shared a video about Pelusa, a sweet dog who had been owned by a young man who sadly committed Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team released a King cobra and a Tokay gecko
18th May 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) rescued and released a Tokay gecko Read more »
15th May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality Read more »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
© IFAW/Riccardo Gangale
4th December 2013
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivel Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
Board List
29th June 2015 by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Read more »
25th June 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Read more »
Watch Regional director Grace Ge Gabriel on CNN’s  On China.
24th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
When it comes to spreading awareness about global wildlife trade trends and successful demand reduction campaigns on ivory Read more »
23rd June 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Read more »
The ivory carvings and trinkets crushed at Time Square were confiscated from ill
23rd June 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Every fifteen minutes an elephant is killed for the ivory trade. The elephant poaching crisis is going to be on the agenda Read more »
Zambia Elephant Orphanage
22nd June 2015 by Ulrica Hansson
Thanks to a generous donation from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) Read more »
We all stand together for stronger protection for elephants, and governments aro
19th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
    Any time of day, the atmosphere in New York City’s Times Square is electric—never more so for Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015 by adintino
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the 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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