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10th September 2015 Mila Danilova
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Read more »
9th September 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Read more »
The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation
8th September 2015 Staci McLennan
Today was a great victory for seals. The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in Read more »
Private management of farmed animals is not conservation
8th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
The Earth is not a warehouse. And living, breathing animals are not inventory. Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we Read more »
The author and actress/activist Pamela Anderson at the Eastern Economic Forum in
Russia has gathered its greatest influencers in business and government this week in Vladivostok to promote the development Read more »
Brutus was brought into the CLAW hospital, where his chain collar had to be cut
4th September 2015 Jennifer Gerner
The month of May was a very busy time for the staff at CLAW outside Johannesburg, South Africa.  We had several cruelty Read more »
Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1st September 2015 Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
September 1st 2015, the Catholic Church holds its first ever World Day of
31st August 2015 Julie Landry
Who, among us, has never felt, while watching an elephant family in Amboseli national park or the perfect complexity of a Read more »
44 % des gens qui ont refusé d'évacuer pendant l'ouragan Katrina ont agi ainsi c
28th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
My team is hot, sunburned, and dirty… just another day training hard at the Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp in Read more »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
18th March 2015
(18 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Labor’s commitment to protecting native wildlife included in its ‘Plan for Our Environment’ announced yesterday.    Luke Foley's pledg Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
5th March 2015
The killing of 698 Cape Otway koalas is unacceptable and could have been avoided by better management, according to IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare).   “The Cape Otway koalas are just one sad example of how we’re lett Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
With the launch of AAE Connect, educators and students will be able to share pro
3rd October 2015 by Nancy Barr
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” Aristotle Today we are thrilled to launch IFAW’s new Read more »
Elephants in Kafue National park PHOTO: © Game Rangers
2nd October 2015 by Rachael Murton
It is an exciting time for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia, as their mission of releasing orphaned Read more »
Celebrating Tiger Weekend in Russian Far East
2nd October 2015 by Anna Filippova
    Vladivostok residents came out in droves to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the "Day of the Tiger. Read more »
1st October 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Read more »
The number of elephant calves at CWRC has increased to eight.
1st October 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A week-old female elephant calf arrived at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India’s Read more »
Farwell to a Wildlife Angel Denise Garratt
29th September 2015 by Josey Sharrad
I was truly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Denise Garratt, Director of Help For Wildlife in Victoria has passed Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
27th September 2015 by Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai 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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