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Manatee project provides species health baselines, best practices for capture te
28 March 2017 Jane Hoppe
Since 2008, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research staff has monitored three wayward manatees in the Cape Cod region; two Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
28 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
Bali puppies rescued just in time
27 March 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
When Made Suwana and our Bali partners found them, the two abandoned puppies were huddling under a shrine at a graveyard. Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
The author and two officials stand with ivory recovered this past Christmas and
22 March 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The ruthlessness of Malawi’s rainy season has drastically damaged many roads and bridges in Kasungu National Park, Read more »
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centr
20 March 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two months ago, a tiger cub was admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported PRNCO Tiger Centre with a Read more »
The author feeds a rhino at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kaziranga, India.
19 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
March 20, the International Day of Happiness, created by the UN, is a perfect time for us all to take a step back from our Read more »
Raptors, like this falcon rehabilitated at the IFAW raptor rescue center in Beij
17 March 2017 Aurore Morin
 A criminal network trafficking thousands of endangered birds has been dismantled in France and Belgium. Following a Read more »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
22 July 2015
A group of whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The animal’s head just Watch Video »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
14 July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
26 June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25 June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23 June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9 June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2 May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30 April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26 April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31 March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24 March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
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 »
Breaking the Silence: How our noise pollution is harming our whales
by rbartlett
How noise pollution is harming our whales. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
24 April 2017 by Meghan Halverson
The usually pristine waters of the Whitsundays were littered with debris. A lone schooner, now buried in the sand, its Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017 by adintino
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 by Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater H
20 April 2017 by Brian Sharp
This week marks the anniversary of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on the Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017 by adintino
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants Read more »
19 April 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017 by adintino
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ Read more »
WATCH: KWS, NGOs and Community Ranches Unite for Kenya Aerial Elephant Census
18 April 2017 by Steve Njumbi
In the midst of the most severe drought in Kenya since 2009, earlier this year IFAW participated with Kenya Wildlife Read more »
IFAW-WTI keeper feeds one of the rescued bears.
17 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male Asiatic black bear cubs, estimated to be between one and two months old, were recently rescued and brought to Read more »

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