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Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5 June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4 June 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
This year will still go down in history as a devastating year for the endangered
Even though the species has experienced dramatic declines and suffers from the highest mortality rate of all mammals, this Read more »
2 June 2015 Christina Pretorius
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Read more »
2 June 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Read more »
A koala in care at Friends of the Koala Photo: © Stephen Wark
1 June 2015 Josey Sharrad
IFAW is proud to have partnered with Friends of the Koala to support them in their campaign to Save Ballina’s Koalas Read more »
Chodoba has had no qualms in adventuring further afield with fellow orphans.
1 June 2015 Sarah Davies
Elephants are suddenly showing an increased interest in being released at the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. Read more »
Bottlenose dolphins are one of the many species found in the waters off Kangaroo
31 May 2015 Sharon Livermore
For the last three years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been campaigning to protect critical whale Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29 May 2015 Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
11 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
1 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
27 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
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 »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016
by jhart@ifaw.org
Annual Report 2016 Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Caption: These 38 one-year-old spur-thighed tortoises subspecies were born in th
1 December 2015 by Mark Pestov
Since 2004 with unfailing support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the project “Attention! Read more »
1 December 2015 by rthompson@ifaw.org
As Japan’s whaling fleet leaves port today, heading to kill hundreds of whales in the Antarctic, a panel of Read more »
People and rescuers bring animals for assistance and sterilization not only from
30 November 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
The new clinic is closer to becoming a reality. We visited the other day. The walls are up, we have stairs now that allow us Read more »
In the wake of the court ruling, the South African government is waiting on the
30 November 2015 by Jason Bell
Rhino breeders 1: rhinos 0 Last week’s South African High Court ruling to allow for the domestic trade in rhino horn Read more »
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30 November 2015 by adintino
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30 November 2015 by adintino
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the Read more »
28 November 2015 by rthompson@ifaw.org
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares Read more »
Tafika has spent his first day independent from keepers with elephants in the Re
27 November 2015 by Lisa Olivier
Tafika reached a milestone in his journey back to the wild. Seven years old now, Tafika just spent his first full day Read more »
But Julius has clearly followed Cora’s advice – this pup is glowing with health,
26 November 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
The work of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) can be stressful and difficult – but, oh, how thankful we are for the Read more »

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