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Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
 A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
10 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s partner in South Asia, Wildlife Trust of India, is happy to announce that Read more »
Orphan elephants enjoy feeding time at ZEN.
9 February 2017 Azzedine Downes
Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Read more »
Putu Kartama Yasa and son Kadek finally adopted Spirit
8 February 2017 Kate Nattrass Atema
When we first met Spirit, she was skinny, weak, and had a terrible wound on her back. She had been rescued by Janice Read more »
The author hands over one of the satellite collars to KWS Director General Kitil
7 February 2017 Steve Njumbi
Almost a year ago, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers shot and killed Mohawk, one of only three mature male lions in Read more »
rom left to right: Linda Schlapp, Michael Luongo, Glenn Jampol, Merryn Johns and
4 February 2017 Kerry Branon
This year – 2017 – is the year of the rooster, the year of new US leadership and as the United Nations has Read more »
Stepnoy Sanctuary staff observe saiga antelopes in rutting season.
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary in Russia. Winter is a very important Read more »
Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod.
3 February 2017 Katie Moore
Each year hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod, Read more »
A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to
3 February 2017 Sheryl Fink
Canadian officials have laid charges to three fishermen after being alerted to a disturbing video posted on social media Read more »
26 January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12 January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6 January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29 December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26 December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22 December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
9 December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
2 December 2014
> This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Watch Video »
12 November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
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6 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
4 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
4 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
25 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
22 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 »
18 September 2015
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the appointment of Peter Woolcott, the Australian Government’s current Environment Ambassador, as Australia’s new Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).   Com Read more »
More whale deaths inevitable as ships and whales increase in the Great Barrier R
9 September 2015
More whale deaths from collisions with ships are inevitable unless the government improves its management of shipping in the Great Barrier Reef, warned the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), following reports today of a humpback whale calf Read more »
8 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 »
Extinction is forever – act now on threatened species day
2 September 2015
FACT: Australia has the dubious honour of having the worst species extinction rate in the world. Since European settlement began, just over 200 years ago, 18 species of mammals and about 100 species of plants have become extinct. Currently 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 »
Annual Report 2016
by jhart@ifaw.org
Annual Report 2016 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 »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Injured Saluki Shams recovering from injury
16 March 2017 by Dima Abo Kous
“He is a big, beautiful one-year-old Saluki mixed breed with the gentlest nature. We’ve named him Shams, meaning Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017 by adintino
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human Read more »
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings
15 March 2017 by Kerry Branon
On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017 by adintino
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the Read more »
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.
14 March 2017 by Lisa Olivier
To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of Read more »
Given her gorgeous nature and our attachment to a cat we named Legolas, Mdzanand
13 March 2017 by Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--CP Two weeks ago a community Read more »
Rescued penguin data reveal climate change effects
10 March 2017 by Francois Louw
New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 by Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Mongolia reported one million livestock like these yaks perished during the 2016
9 March 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
After two straight devastating dzuds, summer droughts followed by extremely cold winter temperatures, Mongolian livestock Read more »

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