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South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5th May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
4th May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1st May 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30th April 2015 Mila Danilova
  In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 Satyen Sinha
    This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic Read more »
UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a r
29th April 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and other local Read more »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
4th March 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the announcement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that a decision on Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic will be announced on 31 March.   “A Read more »
3rd March 2014
Bight Petroleum, a Canadian company with plans to undertake oil and gas exploration in a critical whale habitat off Kangaroo Island, SA moved quickly to withdraw its highly contested EPBC application for the project only days before a Ministerial dec Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
28th February 2014
(Sydney – 28th February, 2014) The announcement today from the Environment and Industry Ministers to make offshore oil and gas regulator, NOPSEMA, the sole decision-maker for environmental approvals for offshore oil and gas activities is a furt Read more »
27th February 2014
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – As South Australia prepares to go to the polls on 15th March, IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) today released polling showing deep dissatisfaction among South Australians with the way the Federal Go Read more »
27th February 2014
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – Polling released today reveals that only 16 percent of the Australian public are satisfied with the Coalition Government’s performance on marine environment policy.    Just six months into the Gover Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Chodoba has had no qualms in adventuring further afield with fellow orphans.
1st June 2015 by Sarah Davies
Elephants are suddenly showing an increased interest in being released at the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. Read more »
Bottlenose dolphins are one of the many species found in the waters off Kangaroo
31st May 2015 by Sharon Livermore
For the last three years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been campaigning to protect critical whale Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29th May 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory Read more »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29th May 2015 by
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg Read more »
Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days.
28th May 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
We had an amazing partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of Read more »
Saola, Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Silviculture
28th May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Here at IFAW we save animals, lots of animals. But unicorns? I recently read William deBuys’ The Last Unicorn, a book Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015 by
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today Read more »
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28th May 2015 by
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka 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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