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Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
There are so many reasons to end whaling for good
6th June 2014 Isabel McCrea
Today is National Whale Day. IFAW established National Whale Day back in 2008, as a way of celebrating the whales and Read more »
6th June 2014 Michael Booth
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Read more »
IFAW and the Wildlife Trust of India are caring for four orphaned civets.
5th June 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
On April 30, our International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) rehabilitation station in Read more »
Public launch of the Japan Whale Dolphin Watching Council.
4th June 2014 Patrick Ramage
When you think about Japan and whales, the images that come to mind may be unsettling. Whales chased across the open ocean Read more »
That Special Bond: In New York City, holding on to an animal for dear life
3rd June 2014 Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
3rd June 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Helping to protect whales from the threat of whaling
30th May 2014 Matt Collis
The past couple of months have been a series of ups and downs for me and my colleagues, both within IFAW and at other marine 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 »
26th November 2015
Canberra wildlife carer Marg Peachey has won an IFAW Animal Action Award for her work as a wildlife educator.   After many years working with wildlife as a carer and shelter manager, two years ago Marg Peachey set up Canberra’s main wildli Read more »
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 »
23rd November 2015
Warren Campbell, who dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for wildlife was today recognised posthumously by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards. The Award was presented to his wife Rae in acknowledgement of his lifetime dedication and the fruition 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 »
13th November 2015
Donalea Patman, founder of For the Love of Wildlife and Jason Wood, Federal MP for La Trobe, have today been recognised as Policy and Advocacy Animal Heroes by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards, in acknowledgement of their campaign to protect African 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 »
IFAW welcomes HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
When I first met HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein, our conversations revolved around a sanctuary she had recently set up to Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Read more »
Why I lashed out on Nat Geo against another call for more ivory trade
14th October 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The ivory trade is killing elephants. Period. Those of us who work hard to combat the poaching as well as interdict Read more »
IFAW helped local wildlife rescue efforts at Quintero Bay, Chile oil spill.
14th October 2014 by Valeria Ruoppolo
An oil spill of approximately 22,000 litres (approximately 5,600 US gallons) in Quintero Bay in northern Chile on 25 Read more »
Orangutans, including babies, rescued in a blazing Borneo
14th October 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The hazy skies of Indonesia were a drastic change from those left back home. Sunsets and sunrises are nearly non-existent Read more »
Released Amur tiger Kuzya crosses border into China
10th October 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Kuzya, one of five Amur tigers released back in May in Far East Russia, crossed the Amur River and entered Chinese territory Read more »
Sanctuaries give rescued chimpanzees a new life.
9th October 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
Most of us have experienced some unexpected expenses which have left us a bit short of money, temporarily. When that happens Read more »
Spotlight India: workshops help Assamese women further develop weaving skills
8th October 2014 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The weavers’ training centre in Rowmari, Assam bustled with activity. Eight women weavers, carefully selected from Read more »
Coming to the aid of disadvantaged persons and their dogs in France
8th October 2014 by Charlotte Nivelet
As part of its mission to rescue and protect animals in distress throughout the world, IFAW regularly comes to the aid of 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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