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The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
24 April 2017 Meghan Halverson
The usually pristine waters of the Whitsundays were littered with debris. A lone schooner, now buried in the sand, its Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater H
20 April 2017 Brian Sharp
This week marks the anniversary of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on the Read more »
19 April 2017 Mark Hofberg
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »
WATCH: KWS, NGOs and Community Ranches Unite for Kenya Aerial Elephant Census
18 April 2017 Steve Njumbi
In the midst of the most severe drought in Kenya since 2009, earlier this year IFAW participated with Kenya Wildlife Read more »
IFAW-WTI keeper feeds one of the rescued bears.
17 April 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male Asiatic black bear cubs, estimated to be between one and two months old, were recently rescued and brought to Read more »
Watch: Five ways we use science to save dolphins
14 April 2017 Kristen Patchett
The Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team of the International Fund for Animal Wedlfare (IFAW) responds to stranded Read more »
Today, only a small fraction of the bay is designated as a whale watching area b
13 April 2017 Sigursteinn Masson
From Ghana, Spain, the US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden, Holland and many other countries, impassioned animal Read more »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
26 February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11 February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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13 February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
14 February 2015
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Watch Video »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11 March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3 March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
2 March 2016
Darwin resident, Chris Blackham-Davison and his four-legged companion, Tamari, have won an IFAW Animal Action Award for their work in highlighting how animals and humans can work in partnership.    Tamari a four-year-old red heeler crossed Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
2 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25 January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
14 January 2016
IFAW has won its legal action against NOPSEMA the offshore petroleum industry regulator, obtaining access to important assessment documents about oil and gas exploration and the risks to whales and other marine life off Kangaroo Island, South Austral Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 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 »
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 by Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
Yuri Kolokolnikov and daughters at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Centre.
8 June 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov, one of the actors in the hit television series Game of Thrones, recently visited the International Fund Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017 by adintino
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
Creating a network to defeat a network
5 June 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Premiere episode of  Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured IFAW’s tenBoma program and its architect, Read more »
Donated ivory fingerprinting kit helps nab 15 trafficking suspects
2 June 2017 by Jacqueline Nyagah
In October 2016, in efforts to combat wildlife crime, IFAW donated a fingerprinting kit to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS Read more »
 Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile en
2 June 2017 by Rikkert Reijnen
Poaching is an epidemic. Seeing carcasses of giant, majestic animals like elephants and rhinoceroses slaughtered for their Read more »
The majority of Americans support action to address climate change.
2 June 2017 by Staci McLennan
Yesterday was a dark day for the planet, the wildlife and the humans on it who care about its future. As an American expat Read more »
Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka are now fully familiarized with their large
Amur tiger cubs Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka, undergoing rehabilitation at the Primorsky Regional Non-commercial Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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