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Elephants - too few or too many? Martin Meredith has a clear answer.
27th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I get involved in elephant discussions over and over again. During all those discussions one party insists that there are Read more »
In China, vaccinating dogs can save lives
27th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
A few years ago, in the midst of a growing rabies epidemic in Bali, I received a phone call from our partner at the Bali Read more »
27th September 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Read more »
Policy spotlight: working in Germany and Arabia to save the shark
26th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
A few decades ago sharks were considered the monsters of the sea, you would be better off if you didn’t come across Read more »
Amending Turkey's animal welfare law would be bad news for street dogs
26th September 2012 Hanna Lentz
Concern is quickly rising over a proposed amendment to Turkey’s 2004 Animal Protection Law  - No.5199 – Read more »
A brief Q&A with our new campaigner, Josey Sharrad
26th September 2012 Matt Collis
​Although, you’ve just joined IFAW Australia, you were previously in the UK office for nearly 12 years.  What Read more »
Innovation and collaboration mark the Dog Population Management Conference
25th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
The first week of September marked an important moment in the effort to end the needless suffering of dogs all over the Read more »
Ravi Foundation helps animals affected by delayed monsoon rains in Pakistan
25th September 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Disaster Response partner Ravi Foundation has deployed their assessment, rescue, Read more »
Include a charity and help the good work live on
24th September 2012 Isabel McCrea
Australians are a generous bunch. In 2011, almost 13 million of us made at least one charitable donation (Roy Morgan, Jan 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 »
26th November 2015
Canberra wildlife carer Marg Peachey has won an IFAW Animal Action Award for her work as a wildlife educator.   After many years working with wildlife as a carer and shelter manager, two years ago Marg Peachey set up Canberra’s main wildli Read more »
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 »
23rd November 2015
Warren Campbell, who dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for wildlife was today recognised posthumously by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards. The Award was presented to his wife Rae in acknowledgement of his lifetime dedication and the fruition 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 »
13th November 2015
Donalea Patman, founder of For the Love of Wildlife and Jason Wood, Federal MP for La Trobe, have today been recognised as Policy and Advocacy Animal Heroes by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards, in acknowledgement of their campaign to protect African 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 »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013 by adintino
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
© Alex Hofford
7th August 2013 by adintino
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
Cedar Creek Wombat Refuge in NSW helps protect these wonderful creatures
5th August 2013 by Josey Sharrad
I was lucky enough to visit Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue in Cessnock last weekend. I spent the afternoon with Roz Holme and her Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 by Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw Read more »
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary
2nd August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Veterinarian, and sent to us by Sheren Shrestha, Head of Communications, 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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