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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17 November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17 November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17 November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
IFAW ERNs’ care give feral cats like Lazarus a new lease on life.
14 November 2014 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Network (ERN) consists of organizations that share our mission to prepare communities to Read more »
The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissio
14 November 2014 Peter LaFontaine
It’s a little early for the holidays, but President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, gave the planet a Read more »
In Sydney, Australia the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (I
14 November 2014 Jason Bell
Conferences, conferences, conferences; what difference do they make for animals, one might ask, and rightly so.  Read more »
IFAW reports on dire impact of CITES specimens online trade to Russian minister.
13 November 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW was invited to make a report at a meeting with Sergey Efimovich Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources Read more »
12 November 2014 Peter Pueschel
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Read more »
Underdog Stompie Wins Cape Town family’s hearts.
10 November 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Many movies and television programs portray stories about people and animals who, against all odds, rise above their 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 »
Ronney, pictured here with guardians Abongile and Mlungisi Mnqasela, was picked
17 June 2015 by 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 »
The government’s plan will cost Canadian taxpayers more than $20 million dollars
17 June 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Earlier this month, IFAW received through the Access to Information Act a shocking report commissioned in 2013 by the Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015 by adintino
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Read more »
16 June 2015 by 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
16 June 2015 by 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
15 June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15 June 2015 by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015 by adintino
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as Read more »

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