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European Parliament takes a significant step to protect marine life from underwa
29th October 2013 Barbara Slee
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to make oil and gas exploration utilizing underwater sonar subject to Read more »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29th October 2013 Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tigers in rehab begin their ‘transformation’
28th October 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Entering their 11th month in rehabilitation, Borya, Kuzya and Ustin, no longer small cubs, start their transformation. Come Read more »
25th October 2013 Josey Sharrad
The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Read more »
24th October 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Hundreds of open bill storks affected by Cyclone Phailin in Andhra Pradesh, India are being attended to by the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
United in Southern Africa against poachers and wildlife traffickers
24th October 2013 Rikkert Reijnen
Elephants, rhino’s and other wild animal species were, until recently, relatively safe in the southern region of Read more »
Heatherbrae wildfire search and rescue, animal recovery will be long-term
24th October 2013 Josey Sharrad
Day three of the search and rescue of the Heatherbrae fire - we woke to smoke-filled air and headed out to survey the fire- Read more »
From the viewing platform at the Head of Bright, dozens of adult southern right
24th October 2013 Matt Collis
IFAW responds in relation to new oil and gas exploration leases... The announcement by Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Read more »
Animals stricken by deadly earthquake in the Philippines find relief
22nd October 2013 Shannon Walajtys
This post was submitted by May Angela Felix, IFAW Emergency Relief Network Responder in Southeast Asia. --SW The Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
18th September 2015
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the appointment of Peter Woolcott, the Australian Government’s current Environment Ambassador, as Australia’s new Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).   Com Read more »
More whale deaths inevitable as ships and whales increase in the Great Barrier R
9th September 2015
More whale deaths from collisions with ships are inevitable unless the government improves its management of shipping in the Great Barrier Reef, warned the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), following reports today of a humpback whale calf Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Extinction is forever – act now on threatened species day
2nd September 2015
FACT: Australia has the dubious honour of having the worst species extinction rate in the world. Since European settlement began, just over 200 years ago, 18 species of mammals and about 100 species of plants have become extinct. Currently Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »
Dr Elaine Ong attending to an injured kangaroo
16th April 2014 by Josey Sharrad
IFAW recently worked with vet Dr Elaine Ong to help rescue injured wildlife in the devastating wildfires in the Grampians, Read more »
Campaign in Playa del Carmen vaccinates more than a thousand community cats & do
15th April 2014 by Erika Flores
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. Mexico is a worldwide example that rabies eradication can happen only Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 by Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision — Patrick R. Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014 by
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will Read more »
The iconic Tasmanian Devil, once found all across Australia, now only exists in
11th April 2014 by Josey Sharrad
Australia is home to some of the world’s rarest and most unique species. People from all over the world flock to our Read more »
Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime
11th April 2014 by Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff
11th April 2014 by Mike Cadman
One recent Friday afternoon volleys of shots reverberated through the hot Miombo woodlands of the vast Kafue National Park Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.


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