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Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Read more »
Saiga sanctuary to be featured in “Our Planet” series Photo: ©IFAW/Evgeniy Polon
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. The beautiful landscapes and wildlife of Read more »
Cape Cod photographer ‘captures’ sharks in their natural habitat
1st July 2016 Erica Martin
As Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week and runs a variety of programs looking at the world of sharks and how to Read more »
Project Cecil: Save 1 for Me: Ohio students pay tribute, raise money
1st July 2016 Kelly Johnston
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Cecil, the famed black-maned African lion from Zimbabwe’s Hwange Read more »
The intelligence now being shared with KWS officers in the field would be precis
30th June 2016 James Isiche
Recently, I visited Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to hand over more equipment to KWS under our tenBoma Read more »
The female elephant was found in the Bokakhat forest beat of Kaziranga NP with i
30th June 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The mobile response team of IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Rescue Center responded to an adult female elephant in distress on the Read more »
Today marks the one year anniversary of Cecil’s shooting. PHOTO: © Paula French/
29th June 2016 Azzedine Downes
A year ago today, a trophy hunter from the US shot an arrow from a high-caliber crossbow into Cecil the lion, a charismatic Read more »
IFAW-supported researchers will study their patterns and behavior from the 12-me
29th June 2016 Mila Danilova
Next week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will commence another summer of beluga whale research as part of Read more »
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Read more »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5th May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5th May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
by adintino
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
by rbartlett
IFAW Australia National Whale Day poster. Read more »
by rbartlett
IFAW Australia National Whale Day sticker. Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
by rbartlett
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Impact of recreational boats on whales & dolphins in their Australian habitats
by jjones
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
by adintino
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
by adintino
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
by adintino
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
by adintino
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
11th August 2016 by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, Read more »
10th August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016 by adintino
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9th August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
9th August 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8th August 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
7th August 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
Indian tigress rescued, released before serious incident
5th August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team led by Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016 by adintino
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.


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