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Ivory, from no less than five elephants, was unsuccessfully smuggled across the
23 May 2017 Mike Labuschagne
A young Zambian National has been arrested after an attempt to traffic poached ivory across the Zambia-Malawi Border. The Read more »
WATCH: Eighth rehabilitated tiger released into wild
Vladik, an Amur tiger rehabilitated at PRNCO Tiger Center, was released recently into the wild in Bikin National Park Read more »
Bear on track to find koalas
22 May 2017 Josey Sharrad
Ellie Milano, Companion Animal Programme Officer, contributed to this report. –The eds. We’re standing on a Read more »
An elephant calf struggles to get out of a water tank near a village near the ou
The cries of an elephant calf stuck in a water tank near the outer edge of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Protecting endangered wildlife through landscape conservation
18 May 2017 Azzedine Downes
It’s a fact: Mother Earth is in trouble, and it is the fault of humans. Science tells us we are experiencing a “ Read more »
Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs author
17 May 2017 Kelvin Alie
UPDATE: On Tuesday, 16 May, 2017, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe
16 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
A guidance document adopted today by the European Commission recommends that, as of 1 July 2017, EU Member States stop Read more »
In most countries where pangolins live, the enforcement of pangolin trade laws i
15 May 2017 Mark Hofberg
Pangolins, the world’s most trafficked wild mammals, are about to get a boost. IFAW and other like-minded groups are Read more »
A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the ani
15 May 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls Read more »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
22 July 2015
A group of whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The animal’s head just Watch Video »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
14 July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
26 June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25 June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23 June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10 August 2016
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5 August 2016
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1 August 2016
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as one of the 16 new honorees. The award recognizes Downes’ vision a Read more »
The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry.
27 July 2016
The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA "the Oscar of mobile phone photography," recently awarded young Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan with the Grand Prize for his iPhone photo captioned "Man and the Eagle," which features Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
20 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Acco Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014—has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit. “IFAW Read more »
30 June 2016
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide   Sydney (2 July, 2016)  One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, the Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
Breaking the Silence: How our noise pollution is harming our whales
by rbartlett
How noise pollution is harming our whales. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017 by adintino
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Read more »
IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whal
26 June 2017 by Brian Sharp
This week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responded to two Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017 by adintino
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell Read more »
Protecting bees this Pollinator Week
23 June 2017 by Phyllis Bayer
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s International Operations Centre on Cape Cod, we keep bees. Read more »
Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and
22 June 2017 by James Isiche
Elephant numbers are on the rise in the Tsavo Conservation Area. After reviewing data collected in the ten-day aerial Read more »
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017 by adintino
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial Read more »
Japanese Parliament has commercial whaling in its sight
21 June 2017 by jjohnson
Further to reports that the Diet (Japanese Parliament) yesterday passed a bill which expresses the Government's desire Read more »
IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road c
This blog comes to us from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. –MV Every year at the beginning of Read more »

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