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13 September 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to Read more »
silky shark swims in the Gulf of Mexico
7 September 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
Populations of sharks and rays have drastically declined world-wide due to massive over-exploitation. As sharks and rays Read more »
wildlife sanctuary suffers loss in hurricane harvey
7 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
During catastrophic disasters, many organizations and responders agree that animals are often the ones left behind, Read more »
elephant calf in kasungu national park
6 September 2017 Deanne Gibbs
The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped and Read more »
ifaw brand ambassadors visit amboseli national park in kenya
5 September 2017 Azzedine Downes
IFAW staffers Angela Williams and Debbie Zinck were recipients of our organization-wide 2016 Barbara Fried Brand Ambassador Read more »
rescued rehabilitated rhino has second calf in manas national park
3 September 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Jamuna, a female rhino who had been rehabilitated into the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Read more »
IFAW helps to provide shelter to dogs after Hurricane Harvey in Texas
2 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Today’s forecast across Texas calls for sunshine, a brief respite from the torrential rainfall that has devastated Read more »
IFAW responds to a dog trapped in Hurricane Harvey flood waters
31 August 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Our rescue team arrived on Tuesday, alongside Best Friends, Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Code 3 Associates to assist the Read more »
29 August 2017 Shannon Walajtys
In the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey, our Disaster Response team has rushed into the field to provide animal search Read more »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27 September 2016
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Watch Video »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23 September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24 September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22 September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
21 September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15 September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
24 August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
Japanese Parliament has commercial whaling in its sight
21 June 2017
Further to reports that the Diet (Japanese Parliament) yesterday passed a bill which expresses the Government's desire to resume commercial whaling; IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), urges the Japanese Government to finally abandon Read more »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective immediately. In this newly developed position, he will ensure that the organization’s vision is translate Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being k Read more »
Minke whaling season begins in Iceland
26 May 2017
Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each y Read more »
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW Cites Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Grey Parrot - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
rhinos in Solio Game Reserve
21 September 2017 by Christina Pretorius
Dr. Joseph Okori, originator of World Rhino Day, joined IFAW earlier this year to lead our landscape conservation programme Read more »
celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
21 September 2017 by Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
Devastation on St. John in the wake of Hurricane Irma
18 September 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
As I write this, I am on an aircraft surrounded by disaster response teams. Police officers, Forest Service officers, rapid Read more »
us coast guard helps ifaw deliver dog food in the wake of hurricane irma
17 September 2017 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
It’s my first time deploying with IFAW’s Disaster Response team, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The Read more »
destruction in the wake of Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda
16 September 2017 by Erika Flores
Hurricane Irma tore across the island of Barbuda, leaving destruction in her wake and forcing 1,600 people to evacuate. Our Read more »
Disaster Response team deploys to assess wildlife and community needs in Irma af
14 September 2017 by adintino
After the island of Barbuda was left almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma’s winds and rain, the International Read more »
IFAW team deploys in the wake of Hurricane Irma
14 September 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
Islands throughout the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Houses are destroyed, power is out, and people Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
13 September 2017 by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen Read more »
13 September 2017 by Elena Zharkova
While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to Read more »

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