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Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims
29th December 2014 Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunami
26th December 2014 Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel Read more »
22nd December 2014 Neil Greenwood
Penguins regularly crop up on the “most popular” bird lists. Their cute waddling gait, their curiosity, and Read more »
22nd December 2014 Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »
1st October 2012
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Watch Video »
27th September 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
29th November 2013
We welcome the launch of a unique smartphone application created solely to help save the lives of injured or orphaned wildlife in NSW.   Designed in collaboration with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and the NWC (NS Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
Guardians Of The Wild
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Guardians of the Wild Project helps protec Read more »
Rescuing and Treating the Street Dogs of Bali, Indonesia
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. Since 2002, IFAW has b Read more »
Reaching Out to Pets in Cape Town, South Africa
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. That’s why, when Read more »
Helping Pets in Johannesburg
In Johannesburg we have been delivering free veterinary treatment and pet care to 37 impoverished townships since 1992. Our m Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Chamilandu, an eight year old orphan elephant cared for at the Kafue Release Fac
19th February 2015 by Sarah Davies
Chamilandu – or Chamma – an eight-year-old elephant orphan raised nearly her entire life at the Elephant Read more »
IFAW is vaccinating and treating cattle against the common diseases that wet con
18th February 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Last month raging floods hit Malawi, a small country in southern Africa. They have been described to us as the worst in Read more »
17th February 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Read more »
Seeking Sanctuary: Protecting whales in Australia’s marine reserves
17th February 2015 by
This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia Read more »
14th February 2015 by Sharon Livermore
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Read more »
13th February 2015 by Anna Filippova
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the Koala
12th February 2015 by Josey Sharrad
It’s been a busy start to the year in koala world. When bushfires threatened, you answered the call and got out your Read more »
Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 by Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world 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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