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Goats walk amid debris from the devastating tsunami of 2004.
12th April 2012 Shannon Walajtys
On Wednesday, a large 8.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered widespread panic as residents Read more »
The killing spree is over but it’s no time to celebrate
12th April 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The poachers rode into the park on horseback from Chad and Sudan, armed with automatic weapons and a single purpose: Kill as Read more »
IFAW Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Gabriel unveils the new BRRC Golden Eagle w
11th April 2012 Fred O'Regan
I was in Beijing last week to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle
11th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence The International Read more »
Spotlight Africa: A close shave with spear heads for a Kenyan jumbo
10th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants to track their Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: Satellite-tagging Tsavo elephants to reduce conflict and boost
5th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants--six males and Read more »
New app saves right whales
4th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2nd April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
14th February 2015
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
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7th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires. Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales dur Read more »
Seeking Sanctuary: Protecting whales in Australia’s marine reserves
This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
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30th January 2013 by
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www. Read more »
28th January 2013 by Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Read more »
Make the right choice this Australia Day
25th January 2013 by Rachel Guo
Australia Day is fast approaching and we are all no doubt relishing the idea of having the day off to spend with family and Read more »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25th January 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals Read more »
24th January 2013 by CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
A rescued wombat.
23rd January 2013 by Valeria Ruoppolo
The International Fund for Animal Welfare team (Valeria Ruoppolo and Eric Woehler) visited the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23rd January 2013 by Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
A male Asian elephant calf born in Melbourne Zoo faces a lonely life in captivit
23rd January 2013 by Erica Martin
Last week I was saddened to read of another male elephant birth at Melbourne Zoo. I have spent the last year reading with Read more »
IFAW Highlights Threats to Sharks in Yemen
22nd January 2013 by
Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Republic of Yemen, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www. Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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