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After being tranquilised, the leopard was safely transported from human habitati
The International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India mobile veterinary service and Assam Forest Department Read more »
IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Pre
5 May 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress has reached a deal to keep federal agencies funded through September, averting fears of a government shutdown while Read more »
Ten cheetahs were confiscated from illegal wildlife trade.
5 May 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
UPDATE: In spite of the intensive care the nine recently confiscated cheetah cubs received, several succumbed from the Read more »
Having an MTZ 83 tractor with a frontal loader and tow grader will allow staff t
This blog comes from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director, the Regional State Nature Sanctuary Stepnoy, the Astrakhan Region. – Read more »
Amboseli elephants will be safer thanks to new communication equipment provided
3 May 2017 James Isiche
Luca Belpietro, founder and executive director of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), praised the International Read more »
Titus, who was found near the clinic, had a severely injured back leg, which was
2 May 2017 Taren Welthagen
En route to the CLAW clinic one day, I received a call from Angela Voyiatzakis, one of our vet nurses, asking me to please Read more »
Orphan bears exploring outside
The following blog has been submitted by Maria Kuczkowicz, a Polish veterinarian volunteering at the Orphan Bear Rescue Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit.
28 April 2017 CT Harry
ACTION: Join the fight to help protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise. Tell NMFS not to allow harassment 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 »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23 March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15 March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14 March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14 March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11 March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3 March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
Elephants like the one pictured above have gotten caught between the embankments
15 June 2017 by Steve Njumbi
Human development and conservation share a common platform – finite land. As the human population grows, so do our Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017 by adintino
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific Read more »
INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found 21 advertisements for wildlife prod
14 June 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
An INTERPOL report has found that some wildlife criminals are turning to the Darknet in their attempts to traffic products Read more »
Western hoolock gibbon pair released into wild
14 June 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the wildlife rescue centre run by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017 by adintino
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts Read more »
Thank You charity shops and Re-Dreses are asking women in St. Petersburg to dona
13 June 2017 by Elena Zharkova
While attending the world premiere of the “Born to be Free” film in Moscow, I met the director of Thank You Read more »
In recent months the pair has been spending less time sleeping in the boma.
12 June 2017 by Lisa Olivier
It has been an interesting week for elephants Chamilandu (11 years) and Batoka (nine years) as the two gear up for release Read more »
These pups are always seeking people´s attention, scratches, and of course food.
9 June 2017 by Erika Flores
In May I traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to help conduct a series of veterinary trainings. These trainings are a Read more »
Beatriz at Dinner features Salma Hayek and John Lithgow
9 June 2017 by Kerry Branon
What would you say if you were sitting across from the hunter who killed Cecil the lion at a dinner party? Filmmaker Mike Read more »

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