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A humpback whale swims in the foreground, and a half-sunken oil tanker sits in
22nd October 2012 Sharon Livermore
After nearly 18 months of worry, on Monday 15th October Bight Petroleum Pty Ltd (an Australian subsidiary of Canadian Bight Read more »
MEP David Martin (seated) learning about whale research on board Song of the Wha
19th October 2012 Adrian Hiel
There are three remaining countries in the world that engage in the cruel practice of commercial whaling and two of them are Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb.
17th October 2012 Sheryl Fink
Yesterday, the Honourable Mac Harb bravely addressed the Senate of Canada as debate resumed on his bill to end the seal hunt Read more »
Slideshow: favorite images of Balinese World Rabies Day participants
16th October 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
This year for World Rabies Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) were Read more »
16th October 2012 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Read more »
15th October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Read more »
Gaju the big blue elephant causes a sensation at the station
13th October 2012 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An amazing sight greeted hundreds of spectators at platform no. 10 of Secunderabad railway station in the southern Indian Read more »
On VN Day, be sure to thank your veterinary nurse!
11th October 2012 Josey Sharrad
It may be a yearly check-up, or perhaps your pet needs urgent attention. Whatever the reason for visiting your vet, be sure Read more »
A new veterinary report supports the EU decision to ban the importat
11th October 2012 Sheryl Fink
A study recently published in the journal Marine Policy confirms what the International Fund for Animal Welfare and others Read more »
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 »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11th August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
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 »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close 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 »
left to right – IFAW science team Bec Wellard, Sharon Livermore and Miriam Romag
12th August 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Today I’m blogging from Kangaroo Island.  I’m here to take part in Science Week and am delighted to be Read more »
IFAWs HCD workshop gives individuals the opportunity to air their personal conce
12th August 2013 by Hanna Lentz
You can’t walk a block in Puerto Natales without seeing a dog...or five. The dogs are everywhere, and especially in a Read more »
Let’s stay optimistic as we pursue our conservation goals, but at the same time
12th August 2013 by Jason Bell
Today is World Elephant Day: and time is ticking by for Africa’s elephants.  This presents an opportunity to Read more »
IFAW Kangaroo Island whale and dolphin research survey
12th August 2013 by
This autumn, in a first for the eastern Great Australian Bight, IFAW conducted the first systematic boat-based survey to Read more »
2013 IFAW cetacean survey in the eastern Great Australian Bight, South Australia
12th August 2013 by
In April/May 2013, IFAW Oceania undertook a visual and acoustic survey of the eastern Great Australian Bight area, to the Read more »
Underwater shot of a pod of inquisitive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) a
11th August 2013 by Sharon Livermore
This autumn, in a first for the eastern Great Australian Bight, IFAW Oceania and our colleagues from Marine Conservation Read more »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of 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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