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Wombats are among the native wildlife species Australians sometimes choose to ke
3 March 2017 Josey Sharrad
The following is an OPEN LETTER sent electronically to ThreatenedSpeciesCommissioner@environment.gov.au   Re: Keep Read more »
LIVE COVERAGE: Successful release of seven dolphins
3 March 2017 Kerry Branon
In an already-busy season, another seven dolphins stranded today at Herring River in Wellfleet and the International Fund Read more »
Sharon Pincott set up her own elephant project, mostly self-funded, and protecte
2 March 2017 Rebecca Keeble
The following is a heartfelt blog written by our friend Sharon Pincott, an Australian with a passion for Africa's Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so Read more »
One week, seven stranding responses, 20 marine mammals saved
1 March 2017 Brian Sharp
Marine mammal strandings in 2017 have been unusually high for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
1 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
The gibbons will be kept in adjoining compartments of a cage up in the forest ca
28 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the Wildlife Rescue Centre jointly run by the International Fund for Read more »
The key to the koala’s survival is the protection of its habitat, but new legisl
27 February 2017 Josey Sharrad
The NSW government seems to have developed a split personality when it comes to koalas! On one hand it has repealed land- Read more »
27 February 2017 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Read more »
9 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 »
29 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 »
27 October 2015
There are 24 birds, 78 frogs, and 27 mammal species or subspecies believed to have become extinct since European settlement Watch Video »
23 October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22 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 »
13 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 »
7 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 »
6 October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1 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 »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27 June 2016
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building. The the Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24 June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20 June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14 June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14 June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
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 »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
by rbartlett
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Kangaroo Island whale and dolphin research survey
by rbartlett
This autumn, in a first for the eastern Great Australian Bight, IFAW conducted the first systematic boat-based survey to look Read more »
2013 IFAW cetacean survey in the eastern Great Australian Bight, South Australia
by rbartlett
In April/May 2013, IFAW Oceania undertook a visual and acoustic survey of the eastern Great Australian Bight area, to the wes 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 »
A concerted effort of letter writers urged President Trump not to withdraw the U
9 March 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Since his inauguration two months ago, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to scrap Obama-era climate change Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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