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Ronney, pictured here with guardians Abongile and Mlungisi Mnqasela, was picked
17th June 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Politicians are usually on parade, pressing the flesh and persuading the punters that they really, really want your vote. At Read more »
16th June 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Read more »
Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the I
16th June 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
  The Amboseli Elephant Project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has embarked on an ambitious Read more »
Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
10th June 2015 Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4th June 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Helping Dogs and Cats
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
Elephants, rhinos, deer, and many other iconic species are inevitably affected b
1st July 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the threat of floods looming large, the IFAW-WTI team based out of  the Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015 by
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian Read more »
Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined, and, li
30th June 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky Read more »
Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn.
A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow. What Read more »
Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015 by
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
29th June 2015 by
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet 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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