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Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
A recent meeting at the Kremlin Presidential Library.
12 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week, I am delighted to be joining Moscow International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Russia Council members Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger Zolushka has shed her tracking collar
After three and a half years of wearing a sturdy leather collar equipped with a radio transmitter, Zolushka is free from Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Cutie endures illness, injury before finding forever home
8 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—CP Cutie has suffered Read more »
Josephine Crouch and Cécile Tang with IFAW Director of Education and Social Chan
8 December 2016 Nancy Barr
Delegates from the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife , held just before the CITES conference of the parties a few months Read more »
Q&A: World of Animals 2016 calendar photo contest winner
7 December 2016 Erica Martin
Every year, we send to our supporters a calendar with big, beautiful pictures of the animals we protect. IFAW staff Read more »
Equipping our rangers is an essential element of creating the team,” says Cliffo
6 December 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Poaching has left Kasungu National Park Malawi’s most depleted eco-system. The illegal slaughter began in the late Read more »
Because of a scandal involving egg labeling, media in Iceland is paying a lot mo
6 December 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
After the director of Iceland´s Food & Health Institute was grilled on national TV the other night, many Read more »
6 March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4 March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26 February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
4 August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22 July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6 July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 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
19 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
19 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 »
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 »
Protecting and Saving Animals
by adintino
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
by adintino
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
New Year’s Day breaks dolphin rescue record
4 January 2017 by Kristen Patchett
New Year’s has started off with a bang: the largest stranding of Risso’s dolphins in the International Fund Read more »
Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating we
4 January 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A three-month-old male elephant calf rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW- Read more »
A recent patient at Berliner Tiertafel e. V., an important community center for
2 January 2017 by Dörte von der Reith
This year again was a very busy one in our veterinary practice at Berliner Tiertafel e. V. Veterinarian Janine Bräuer Read more »
30 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Read more »
Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants
30 December 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016 by adintino
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, Read more »
The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya.
29 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare had a lot to celebrate in 2016. Here is a round-up through the numbers: 105 metric Read more »
The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016.
28 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016 by rbartlett
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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