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Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12th December 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11th December 2013 Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10th December 2013 Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Supporters send in swatches of love for warrior, Lily the dog in Sout
5th December 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Two years to the day after Lily – we call her Lily, the Warrior Dog – was rescued after being buried alive Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
International Polar Bear Forum: Range countries must commit to a conservation st
4th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
At the international Polar Bear Forum in Moscow this week, foreign dignitaries and non-governmental organizations are Read more »
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 »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
18th September 2015
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the appointment of Peter Woolcott, the Australian Government’s current Environment Ambassador, as Australia’s new Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).   Com Read more »
More whale deaths inevitable as ships and whales increase in the Great Barrier R
9th September 2015
More whale deaths from collisions with ships are inevitable unless the government improves its management of shipping in the Great Barrier Reef, warned the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), following reports today of a humpback whale calf Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Extinction is forever – act now on threatened species day
2nd September 2015
FACT: Australia has the dubious honour of having the worst species extinction rate in the world. Since European settlement began, just over 200 years ago, 18 species of mammals and about 100 species of plants have become extinct. Currently Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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
IFAW Annual Report 2014 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 Annual Report 2013
28th May 2014 by
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Northern Dogs Project provides vital animal care to Northern Canada
27th May 2014 by Janice Hannah
It’s that time of year again when the Northern Dogs team, including the vet team, head north to provide services to Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014 by
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its Read more »
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return
23rd May 2014 by Michael Booth
IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots. ~~~ Precisely a year after Zolushka Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest
22nd May 2014 by Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014 by
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014 by
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) 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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