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World Elephant Day
12 August 2015 Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
11 August 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
11 August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11 August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11 August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
#Every15Minutes
10 August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5 August 2015 Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5 August 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5 August 2015 James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and 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 »
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 »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla 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 »
Indian bears “walked” to ready for release
8 January 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Currently, there are six bears at the acclimatization site at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around
6 January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world. While 2015 was an extremely Read more »
The Australian government reports that the fast-moving fires and subsequent smok
5 January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
As a result of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the effects on some local animals including kangaroos and koalas has Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4 January 2016 by adintino
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts Read more »
31 December 2015 by Erica Martin
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Read more »
Gemma Campling visited CLAW and spent a day with staff and director Cora Bailey.
30 December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
Gemma Campling realised she wanted to help animals in less privileged parts of the world even before she got to university Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015 by smoos
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund Read more »
Hunting remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased i
29 December 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In a first of its kind sensitization programme on Asiatic black bears, 14 youth from Shergaon – a small but important Read more »
29 December 2015 by Kerry Branon
Reflecting back on 2015, I am proud of all we have accomplished for animals this year. We have rescued puppies from a 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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