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Traditional Assamese New Year brings new opportunity for orphaned bears in India
22nd April 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
Festive occasions for people are not always good times for wildlife in some parts of Assam, with miscreants breaking into Read more »
Spotlight India: Four elephants settle into their new home in Manas
18th April 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
UPDATE: 4.23.14:  Phillip Dev, the adorable baby jumbo of the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center elephant family arrived to Read more »
Reflections on National Youth Week
17th April 2014 Rachel Guo
National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. This year, more than 200,000 young people Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »
Dr Elaine Ong attending to an injured kangaroo
16th April 2014 Josey Sharrad
IFAW recently worked with vet Dr Elaine Ong to help rescue injured wildlife in the devastating wildfires in the Grampians, Read more »
Campaign in Playa del Carmen vaccinates more than a thousand community cats & do
15th April 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. Mexico is a worldwide example that rabies eradication can happen only Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision — Patrick R. Read more »
The iconic Tasmanian Devil, once found all across Australia, now only exists in
11th April 2014 Josey Sharrad
Australia is home to some of the world’s rarest and most unique species. People from all over the world flock to our 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 »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
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 »
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 »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014 by adintino
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014 by adintino
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise Read more »
Trained fire responders provide urgent and specialised care for injured animals.
17th September 2014 by Josey Sharrad
With bushfire season looming it’s essential that we are all prepared. We need to have a plan for our family and our Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16th September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »
Minister Hunt’s strong comments set tone for crucial test of IWC’s credibility
16th September 2014 by Sharon Livermore
Minister Hunt has used the current International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting to break the Abbott Government’s Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014 by adintino
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014 by adintino
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Read more »
15th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, 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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