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First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13 February 2014 James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12 February 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
11 February 2014 Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11 February 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to Read more »
Last chance to save whale hotspot, Kangaroo Island
10 February 2014 Sharon Livermore
Kangaroo Island’s whales and dolphins are still at risk from oil and gas exploration and this is our final chance Read more »
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing
10 February 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting Read more »
France crushes 3 tons of seized elephant ivory to dust
6 February 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
#IvoryCrush - Éléphants en danger ! (WARNING: Graphic images: in French with French titles) by the Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4 February 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4 February 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a 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 »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
Japanese Parliament has commercial whaling in its sight
21 June 2017
Further to reports that the Diet (Japanese Parliament) yesterday passed a bill which expresses the Government's desire to resume commercial whaling; IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), urges the Japanese Government to finally abandon 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 »
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 »
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real
25 November 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
25 November 2014 by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation Read more »
A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24 November 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24 November 2014 by adintino
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being Read more »
21 November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
 IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individ
21 November 2014 by Janice Hannah
It’s only November but winter has definitely arrived in northern Canada.  The thermometer is already on the minus Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21 November 2014 by adintino
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21 November 2014 by adintino
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking Read more »
Back in September, an IFAW responder Nathan DiMartino cares for one of the dolph
20 November 2014 by Kristen Patchett
On the first day of November, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue team responded to two live stranded Common dolphins in Read more »

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