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The giant bear in question.
14th September 2012 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
An whale entangled with fishing gear seen on its tail.
12th September 2012 Sharon Livermore
Recently we’ve seen an increase in reports of humpback whale rescues due to entanglement in commercial fishing nets Read more »
Caboodle Ranch cat adoption, an amazing display of warmth and understanding
11th September 2012 Jennifer Gardner
Entering the shelter that has been caring for nearly 700 cats since the end of February was a moving experience.  The Read more »
Encouraging Korea to conserve whales
11th September 2012 Patrick Ramage
Co-workers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare do a double-take when my friend and colleague Christine Jones calls Read more »
The value of the life of an animal is not self-evident to all
10th September 2012 Azzedine Downes
When it comes right down to it, our job at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is to save the lives of animals.  Read more »
Queen guitarist Brian May and IFAW's Freddie the Fox at the UK Wildlife Rocks.
10th September 2012 Clare Sterling
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7th September 2012 Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
6th September 2012 Kristin Bauer van Straten
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Read more »
A youngster feeding in Amboseli Park, Kenya. c. IFAW/K. Brannon
5th September 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
This week International Fund for Animal Welfare staff participated in a unique event bringing together government officials Read more »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
1st April 2015
(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated a Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
Casey with a blue tongue lizard
11th June 2013 by Casey Samaeli
I found a way to help, by becoming a wildlife carer: I’ve worked at the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW for Read more »
By simply making Chinese  people  aware that every piece of ivory comes from a d
11th June 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I was overwhelmed by the reaction to my blog posted from the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
Ready for dinner: a rescued elephant calf eagerly awaits her next bottle
10th June 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
The first I saw of her was her trunk peeping out of a window. It’s a rather strange behavior…like she is Read more »
Fijian crested iguana. Highly endangered and endemic to Fiji.  Banned from inter
10th June 2013 by Isabel McCrea
Recently I was in Fiji. But I wasn’t hanging out by the pool or snorkeling among the colourful soft corals. Instead, I Read more »
‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ volunteers ask tourists to sign a postcard that pledges n
10th June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday.  I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
A mixed group of common and striped dolphins taken using a GoPro mounted on the
7th June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Eleven days in and we’ve reached the southern coast of Portugal, where we’ve finally been able to shed the Read more »
Let’s find a way to make it a quiet world oceans day
7th June 2013 by Matt Collis
Today is World Oceans Day. On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links Read more »
6th June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Read more »
Cause for celebration: Maino, the first rhino ever to be released into Manas kic
5th June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
There’s more good news coming out of Manas National Park in Assam, India. Mainao, the first rhino to be hand-reared Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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