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Lions close out 2015 with a victory lap
11th January 2016 Erica Martin
    I was working with colleagues in the IFAW office in Sydney just before the holidays when I got the Read more »
Indian bears “walked” to ready for release
8th January 2016 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
6th January 2016 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
5th January 2016 Josey Sharrad
As a result of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the effects on some local animals including kangaroos and koalas has Read more »
31st December 2015 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.
30th December 2015 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 »
Hunting remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased i
29th December 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In a first of its kind sensitization programme on Asiatic black bears, 14 youth from Shergaon – a small but important Read more »
Author Kimberley Touker looked up Mdzananda Animal Clinic on the internet, wrote
28th December 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
This blog is written by Kimberley Touker, a 24-year-old vet student from the Netherlands who studied veterinary medicine in Read more »
26th December 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
4th July 2014
As humpback whales arrive in the Great Barrier Reef to give birth to their young, a new report released today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows that these whales are at increasing danger from collisions with coal ships and other v Read more »
4th July 2014
As humpback whales arrive in the Great Barrier Reef to give birth to their young, a new report released today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows that these whales are at increasing danger from collisions with coal ships and other v Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
Vote for a Whale friendly Australia
by rbartlett
Learn about Wilbur the Whale and how to vote for a whale-friendly Australia in this handy leaflet. Read more »
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region
by rbartlett
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region Read more »
Marine Mammals of Australia and New Zealand
by rbartlett
The South Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions are globally significant areas supporting a wide range of marine mammals includin Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Chodoba, Batoka and Kafue in the Kalenje Forest 23rd Dec - last time all 3 seen
12th February 2016 by Rachael Murton
It’s an exciting time when the efforts of the team are paying off, to see the elephants living back in the wild where Read more »
Trophy hunting and the illegal fur trade are the primary threats to leopards.
12th February 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a decision announced by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, no leopard hunts will be authorized in Read more »
11th February 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Read more »
On eve of film fest screenings, Huntwatch director reflects on challenge
11th February 2016 by Brant Backlund
Three years ago, I took a job to direct a feature documentary film called Huntwatch. I didn’t know it at the time, but Read more »
Caption: Mary went from stray, broken puppy to a beloved member of a family.
10th February 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--LCH I am reminded of a story Read more »
9th February 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Read more »
With drought still ravaging South Africa, at least CLAW’s got power!
9th February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Rain in January brought some relief to a parched South Africa and many pictures were posted of farming folk dancing as the Read more »
The female sub-adult clouded leopard was found by villagers, who handed her over
5th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Amidst beaming faces and clicking cameras, a sub-adult female clouded leopard that was rescued by villagers in Assam Read more »
A fearful Bosnian dog’s transformation
5th February 2016 by Kati Loeffler
I am humbled by the courage of the animals we rescue. We cannot explain to them that we want to help, when other humans Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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