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Spotlight Iceland: what is the point of your whaling Mr. Loftsson?
22nd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble.  For years the International Fund for Read more »
19th July 2013 Azzedine Downes
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 Sheryl Fink
Like the endangered bluefin tuna that sold for $1.76 million at auction earlier this year, the record-shattering price paid Read more »
Members of the team searching for porpoises on the primary observation platfo
16th July 2013 Anna Cucknell
The team aboard Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique whale research boat, has Read more »
A happy, healthy Burky at the Northern Dogs Clinic.
12th July 2013 Janice Hannah
It always seems to be a phone call that gets the ball rolling and that’s due to the distance of the communities that Read more »
“ Japan cannot justify its sample sizes for ‘scientific whaling’ and even whethe
12th July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Australia concluded its second round of oral arguments in the Antarctic whaling case before the International Court of Read more »
The horror of what is happening with up to 40,000 African elephants losing their
11th July 2013 Erica Martin
I read with great interest Paula Kahumbu’s latest blog in the Guardian. I work with the IFAW communications team Read more »
11th July 2013 Naomi Schofield
I have always been passionate about animals and have always wanted to find a career where I could help them. After Read more »
Saving Wild Tigers through Law Enforcement Investigations and Field Operations
10th July 2013 Kelvin Alie
I am here at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok observing firsthand the training of law enforcement 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 »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
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 »
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 »
27th February 2014 by
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – As South Australia prepares to go to the polls on 15th March, IFAW (the International Read more »
27th February 2014 by
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – Polling released today reveals that only 16 percent of the Australian public are Read more »
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP
26th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
Villages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few Read more »
25th February 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Read more »
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
25th February 2014 by Kelvin Alie
A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014 by slajoie
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 slajoie
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 »

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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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