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Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 Marcelle du Plessis
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4th 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 »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 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 »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014 by
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to Read more »
IFAW and partners still responding to drought in Pakistan
31st July 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
In the Tharparkar Sindh province of Pakistan, ravaged by drought the past few months, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Students were eager to learn more about tigers and how they can help save them.
29th July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Children are the key to the future of our wildlife. They can also be the present. Our Animal Action Education programme Read more »
Despite gains, on this Tiger Day, we must remain vigilant
29th July 2014 by Peter Pueschel
With wild tiger populations at such critically low levels, it is no wonder that the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014 by
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier Read more »
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience
24th July 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe. After a brief encounter, most people will be Read more »
23rd July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team 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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