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20th December 2012 Michelle Cliffe
Mark Twain once said, “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the Read more »
OOGR scouts with the one recovered tusk.
19th December 2012 Evan Mkala
It was late afternoon of Sunday the 28th October 2012 on Olgulului – Ololorashi lands in Amboseli. The sun was Read more »
IFAW's Bernard Tulito, trying to pacify and rescue the orphaned baby elephant Ph
18th December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
On Saturday November 17th around 6.00 in the morning, I was awakened by a distress call from Saibolo, a community Read more »
17th December 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Read more »
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out
16th December 2012 Jennifer Gardner
Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. Read more »
14th December 2012 Anna Filippova
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Read more »
Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasi
13th December 2012 Adrian Hiel
Planning on taking a vacation? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to bring the folks back home souvenirs Read more »
World bank report on climate change
12th December 2012 Paul Todd
The perennial round of negotiations surrounding climate change ended over the weekend – perennial because the yearly Read more »
Tiger rehabilitation in Russia
11th December 2012 Anna Filippova
The Amur (aka Siberian) tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Less than 350 individuals of the largest Read more »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
27th October 2015
There are 24 birds, 78 frogs, and 27 mammal species or subspecies believed to have become extinct since European settlement Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
8th October 2013 by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
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At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4th October 2013 by James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3rd October 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013 by adintino
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Cô Read more »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1st October 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards Read more »
NYC humane education conference workshop offers fresh animal welfare messaging
1st October 2013 by Nancy Barr
“I don’t like those mean people killing elephants for their ivory tusks.” This comment I received a few 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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