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This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8 April 2015 Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Read more »
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the
7 April 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential Read more »
Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.
6 April 2015 Neil Greenwood
Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices Read more »
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW
6 April 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) colleague Read more »
Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking
3 April 2015 James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
3 April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Read more »
Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park
1 April 2015 Helen Nash
Growing up just outside of London, the closest I ever got to seeing a wild animal was squirrels in my back garden and the Read more »
A minke whale; Japan wants to kill another 4,000 in the name of ‘science’. c. IF
31 March 2015 Matt Collis
It seemed somehow appropriate that I found myself in Parliament last week to talk to politicians about whaling as the 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 »
pangolin
1 December 2017
(Washington D.C. – 30 November, 2017) Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop the cruel and unethical poisoning of predators in Canada. Between 2012 and 2017, 168 animals were reported killed from strychnin Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife confere Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial amazon parrot
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their a Read more »
12 October 2017
This week saw the inaugural meeting of a new network dedicated to promoting the innovative use of dogs for environmental work.  The Australian Conservation Dog Network comprises representatives from universities, non-profits, governments, zoos, 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 »
29 October 2015 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
A forlorn collar is all that remains to remind the family of the dog who’s gone.
28 October 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
The father’s eyes widen with shock. “R300,000! Yoh!” Cora Bailey of IFAW’s Community-led Animal Read more »
Tafika and Chamma reunite
27 October 2015 by Rachael Murton
On October 25, Game Rangers International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, its partner at the Zambia Elephant Read more »
27 October 2015 by Josey Sharrad
There are 24 birds, 78 frogs, and 27 mammal species or subspecies believed to have become extinct since European settlement Read more »
23 October 2015 by Dörte von der Reith
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Read more »
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the Inte
23 October 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Read more »
22 October 2015 by Janice Hannah
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Read more »
Animal Action Award winners
21 October 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
As someone who has loved animals since as long as I could walk, I realise how lucky I am to be working within the animal Read more »
A bear named Pueschel was released after he came to OBRC from an animal shelter,
As of now, 11 bear cubs out of the original 16 brought to the Orphan Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) have been released. In the Read more »

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