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IFAW and local people rescue dog from sewer in Playa Del Carmen.
25 September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
What a morning!! I was very lucky to witness and be part of an amazing rescue that involved the effort and team work of Read more »
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center is caring for six rescued elephant calves.
25 September 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Torrential rains heralding the week also brought in yet another elephant calf to the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Read more »
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre cares for West Australia’s wildlife.
25 September 2014 Josey Sharrad
Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit Kanyana, an amazing wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation centre in the Perth Hills, Read more »
Supporting whale disentanglement and strandings team efforts in Tonga
25 September 2014 Brian Sharp
IFAW has had a long-standing involvement in supporting research on the humpback whale population of Oceania, and the Read more »
The Kitenden Conservancy benefits wildlife, the local community and investors.
24 September 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
On 3rd September 2014, the Engong Narok site in Amboseli’s ecosystem in the South of Kenya was awash with community Read more »
Why is a Sarajevo government dog service causing such panic?
24 September 2014 Rebecca Brimley
The BBC’s News from Elsewhere reported last week on the panic spreading through social media about plans to manage Read more »
What we’ve learned from the ozone layer controversy
23 September 2014 Paul Todd
Why does the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) engage in international treaty negotiations or global fora, such Read more »
The International Conference for Dog Population Management studies dog issues.
23 September 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
Perhaps you’ve read about it on the internet, in a country halfway across the world. Perhaps you’ve seen it on Read more »
Ukraine crisis: animal rescues continue despite perils
23 September 2014 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Disaster Response team is currently monitoring several severe weather patterns around the globe and readying our 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 »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu 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 »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
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 »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
Under the Hammer
by jjohnson
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IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1 May 2015 by Kristen Patchett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1 May 2015 by Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015 by adintino
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
1 May 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30 April 2015 by Mila Danilova
In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her tongue. But Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30 April 2015 by Satyen Sinha
This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, for Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30 April 2015 by adintino
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Read more »
UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a r
29 April 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and other local Read more »
29 April 2015 by Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »

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In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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