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Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
28th September 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
The Author with President Kenyatta.
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
Discussions with @UKenyatta @PresidentKE @JudiWakhungu to increase wildlife security in East /Horn Africa @aworipat pic. Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS Read more »
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli.
25th September 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli tucked away to the south of Kenya to meet with the Read more »
With your help, we are committing to feed 4000 cows.
24th September 2015 Jennifer Gardner
Last month while responding to the floods in Myanmar, we were overwhelmed by the vast area of impacted communities; it Read more »
The new walls were in need of some colour and Raine and her friends jumped to th
23rd September 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Just in time for the start of the southern hemisphere spring, a group of energetic and creative volunteers painted a Read more »
Artists like the Balfours have tremendous power to motivate people to protect wi
22nd September 2015 Azzedine Downes
On World Rhino Day, I am delighted to share these photos from Daryl & Sharna Balfour, acclaimed wildlife photographers Read more »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Watch Video »
© IFAW/N. Ovsyanikov
5th June 2012
Readers of influential inside the beltway newspapers were met with eye-popping, full-page advertisements this morning that called on the Obama Administration to take a leadership role in protecting imperiled polar bear populations. The U.S. Fish and Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th May 2012
The seizure of 1.5 tons of elephant tusks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, was the single biggest ever ivory haul in the island state, fuelling concerns for the increasing boldness of the illegal ivory trade in developing new routes to ship its con Read more »
Global Impact of Ivory Poaching in Africa  Addressed at Congressional Hearing
24th May 2012
Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday – marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culp Read more »
8th May 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for killing Read more »
Poll: Americans Support Whale Conservation; New Blueprint Lays Out Government Ac
24th April 2012
A new nationwide survey shows that 77 percent of Americans across the political spectrum agree that Congress and the Administration should adopt a broad whale conservation program, and 89 percent believe that the U.S. should help enforce the global b Read more »
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11th April 2012
All around Australia oil and gas companies are closing in on vital whale habitats. Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas com Read more »
Fred O’Regan joined in the celebration and gave welcome speech at the IFAW BRRC
6th April 2012
Government officials, conservationists, animal rescuers and celebrities joined in a celebration today to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC)—China’s only specialized raptor rescue and rehabilitation fac Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
1st January 2016 by Erica Martin
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Read more »
Gemma Campling visited CLAW and spent a day with staff and director Cora Bailey.
30th December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
Gemma Campling realised she wanted to help animals in less privileged parts of the world even before she got to university Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015 by smoos
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund Read more »
Hunting remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased i
29th December 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In a first of its kind sensitization programme on Asiatic black bears, 14 youth from Shergaon – a small but important Read more »
Author Kimberley Touker looked up Mdzananda Animal Clinic on the internet, wrote
28th December 2015 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This blog is written by Kimberley Touker, a 24-year-old vet student from the Netherlands who studied veterinary medicine in Read more »
26th December 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
The children of Syferbult don’t see a new toy from one year end to the next.
24th December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
“They know that Santa's on his way He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh…” The Read more »
24th December 2015 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Read more »
Lynn Fleetwood, center, in Amboseli National Park with IFAW’s Donna Gadomski (le
23rd December 2015 by Lynn Frankel Fleetwood
Lynn Frankel Fleetwood’s photography exhibit of Amboseli is currently on display at Fleetwood’s General Story Read more »

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In the news

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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