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Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding
14th June 2013 Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
Sadly, it may be some time before there is any judgment from the Court
13th June 2013 Matt Collis
In two weeks’ time, something rather unusual will take place in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Read more »
13th June 2013 Azzedine Downes
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Read more »
Wombat rescued by IFAW during the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
12th June 2013 Josey Sharrad
Recently I attended the Australian and NZ Disaster Management conference in Brisbane. For the first time an ‘Animals Read more »
Casey with a blue tongue lizard
11th June 2013 Casey Samaeli
I found a way to help, by becoming a wildlife carer: I’ve worked at the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW for Read more »
By simply making Chinese  people  aware that every piece of ivory comes from a d
11th June 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was overwhelmed by the reaction to my blog posted from the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
Ready for dinner: a rescued elephant calf eagerly awaits her next bottle
10th June 2013 Sheren Shrestha
The first I saw of her was her trunk peeping out of a window. It’s a rather strange behavior…like she is Read more »
Fijian crested iguana. Highly endangered and endemic to Fiji.  Banned from inter
10th June 2013 Isabel McCrea
Recently I was in Fiji. But I wasn’t hanging out by the pool or snorkeling among the colourful soft corals. Instead, I Read more »
‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ volunteers ask tourists to sign a postcard that pledges n
10th June 2013 Robbie Marsland
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday.  I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
27th October 2015
There are 24 birds, 78 frogs, and 27 mammal species or subspecies believed to have become extinct since European settlement Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill 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 »
World of Animals Issue 17
10th February 2014 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
France crushes 3 tons of seized elephant ivory to dust
6th February 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
#IvoryCrush - Éléphants en danger ! (WARNING: Graphic images: in French with French titles) by the Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014 by adintino
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through Read more »
6th February 2014 by adintino
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
While Tacloban rebuilds, team returns to regional Emergency Relief Network plann
4th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The devastation in the days after Typhoon Haiyan was overwhelming as our IFAW disaster response team completed an assessment Read more »
Finding a way to save koalas from bulldozers
4th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
It’s a difficult fact to acknowledge, but koalas - one of the nations and the world's most beloved and iconic Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014 by adintino
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on 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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