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The IFAW Germany team celebrates recognition by their regional UNESCO office.
24th September 2013 Nancy Barr
Our Animal Action Education team in Germany had a well-deserved evening of celebration in Bremen with UNESCO’s German Read more »
New Zealand’s shipping industry steps up (and slows down) for whales
24th September 2013 Matt Collis
It’s always nice to report some good news, so the announcement this weekend that the shipping industry in New Zealand Read more »
The President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno sent out an invite to the unveiling even
24th September 2013 Paul Todd
In this brief interview with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for France and Francophone Africa, Cé Read more »
IFAW’s “Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare Commitment” esta
23rd September 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
A pack of roaming dogs can strike fear into any community, often driving people to try extremely inhumane measures such as Read more »
A western gray whale breaching near Piltun Island.
20th September 2013 Anna Filippova
We are back with the latest and final news update this season from Piltun. Our western gray whale research in north-eastern Read more »
Bad weather in Iceland is good for whales
20th September 2013 Sigursteinn Masson
Nature has its way. Many things helped make this whaling season in Iceland miserable for the whalers and better than Read more »
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culure, Rachel Mazombwe-Zulu, inaugurating the
19th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Earlier this week, I gave you an update on the opening of the IFAW Model Fish Farm and Elephant Fence project in Malawi. Read more »
IFAW Whale Program Director Patrick Ramage with HRH Prince Albert of Monaco.
18th September 2013 April Wobst
[View the story "IFAW Song of the Whale 2013 Med Sail" on Storify] Read more »
17th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Read more »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off 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; www.ifaw.org) 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 »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014 by
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014 by
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products Read more »
21st February 2014 by Maha Oda
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Read more »
21st February 2014 by Kelly Donithan
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014 by
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra Read more »
How to care for our furry family members during extreme weather
19th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
The month of February is the SES’s Caring for companion animals and livestock in emergencies month. We took the chance Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18th February 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
A couple of the hospital’s patients
18th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
I’ve just returned from attending the launch of South Australia's first-ever koala hospital. The hospital is the Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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