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The CLAW team at the rescue site of feral puppies found near a dumpsite in South
17 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) is no stranger to unusual rescues. Witness a recent multiphase rescue of feral puppies Read more »
Maggie, a dog rescue by CLAW, takes a photo with CLAW staff at the Durban Deep o
16 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), an IFAW companion animal project based in Gauteng, South Africa, has seen some Read more »
Ringling Bros. circus announces closure, brings an end to its animal acts
16 January 2017 Carson Barylak
Feld Entertainment announced the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will perform its final show in May 2017 Read more »
CLAW brings Christmas cheer to communities in need
13 January 2017 Sheena Dale
This Christmas, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) partnered with generous donors and celebrated the holiday season with Read more »
Remembering a Green Giant
12 January 2017 Patrick Ramage
I knew from the title of her email --  “Alexey Yablokov” --  that my dear colleague Masha, Dr. Maria Read more »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7 May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7 April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16 April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24 November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24 November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
23 November 2015
Warren Campbell, who dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for wildlife was today recognised posthumously by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards. The Award was presented to his wife Rae in acknowledgement of his lifetime dedication and the fruition Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
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17 November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16 November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
13 November 2015
Donalea Patman, founder of For the Love of Wildlife and Jason Wood, Federal MP for La Trobe, have today been recognised as Policy and Advocacy Animal Heroes by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards, in acknowledgement of their campaign to protect African Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16 October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in Read more »
IFAW conducted a field assessment of Cote d'Ivoire forest elephants in 2012 and
21 February 2017 by Aurore Morin
Like their savannah-dwelling cousins, forest elephants in Central Africa are facing a devastating decline in numbers, as a Read more »
Dulce was rescued out of Santa Olga, badly burned and visibly in pain.
21 February 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
Rescued from the devastating wildfires in Chile by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and partner Global Read more »
The first rescued bear cubs of 2017 have arrived at OBRC
20 February 2017 by Mila Danilova
Two rescued bear cubs, a male and a female, were delivered to IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Pangolins are poached for their meat and their scales. Demand for pangolin produ
17 February 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Join IFAW and conservationists from around the world as we celebrate the 6th annual World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are beaver Read more »
Dr Nicolaas Kriek is a veterinary at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, S
17 February 2017 by Dr Nicolaas Kriek
Every morning when I arrive at the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported clinic in South Africa, I do not know Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017 by adintino
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017 by rbartlett
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 by Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed 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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