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Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Read more »
The team members of Raksha rescued over 270 birds at their makeshift camps.
9th February 2015 Shannon Walajtys
    Each year from January 14-16, the skyline in Ahmedabad comes alive with thousands of multi-colored kites Read more »
IFAW’s Disaster Response Team Leader we will join veterinarians Dr Julius Chulu
9th February 2015 Christina Pretorius
Landing in Blantyre, Malawi this past weekend was extraordinary. Dipping in low to Chileka Airport, the Boeing flew over Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
Efforts behind India’s tiger numbers hold real promise
5th February 2015 Vivek Menon
The recent news that India’s wild tiger populations have rebounded is indeed a testament to the diligent conservation Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2nd February 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has be
30th January 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Thorshavn is the name of the capital of the Faroe Islands. Small and remote enough with only 15,000 habitants, the Icelandic Read more »
Our beluga research team in Russia utilises off the shelf aircraft models and sp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare successfully supports and funds a research project studying beluga whales and Read more »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
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 »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade. The Internationa Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
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 »
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
IFAW Australia National Whale Day poster. Read more »
IFAW Australia National Whale Day sticker. Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Impact of recreational boats on whales & dolphins in their Australian habitats
As more and more people spend time on the water with each passing year in Australia, whale and dolphin populations will be in Read more »
4th March 2015 by Vivek Menon
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Read more »
4th March 2015 by Vicki Fishlock
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Read more »
IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns,
4th March 2015 by James Isiche
Traces of ashes of now three historic ivory burns will be forever mixed with the ancient soil at Nairobi National Park Read more »
For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place
4th March 2015 by Patrick Ramage
I’m keyed up, almost giddy, despite a dozen hours in an economy class seat from LAX. I’ve just landed back at Read more »
Wonderful Juliette, a nice young Armenian customs officer volunteered to manage
Recently, about 40 people including participants from Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, and Read more »
4th March 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 by Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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