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28th April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Read more »
On the heels (paws) of Cinderella and her rumored cubs
Igor Beliatsky reports on his trip to the Far East to record evidence of Zolushka and determine whether she has given birth Read more »
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington i
27th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to America this week presents a prime opportunity for President Obama, Read more »
Disaster relief team readies to assess and help animals in Nepal
27th April 2015 Shannon Walajtys
As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake rises towards 4,000 and emergency and medical relief for human health and Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24th April 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24th April 2015 Ellie Milano
    In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly Read more »
23rd April 2015 Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived Read more »
22nd February 2013
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
17th December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by t Read more »
Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past
26th December 2013
A new survey released on Boxing Day, a major day in the hunting calendar, from the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, shows 80 percent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again; 85 percent think deer Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013
19th December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the 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 »
CA Audited Financial Statement
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015 by
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015 by
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015 by
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by Read more »
Winner of IFAW’s annual Animal Action Art & Writing contest.
21st May 2015 by Corrie Rabbe
We are excited once again to announce the winners of IFAW’s annual Animal Action Art & Writing contest. Every year Read more »
IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes appears on CNN on black rhino hunt
20th May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on the black rhino hunt with CNN anchor Maggie Lake.  At the International Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black Read more »
CT Harry with a stranded common dolphin on Cape Cod in 2012. It’s strandings lik
19th May 2015 by CT Harry
I did an interview with Todd McLeish, University of Rhode Island Public Information Officer interested in news about Read more »
IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Se
19th May 2015 by Evan Mkala
Where do the elephants of Amboseli National Park go when they leave the protected boundaries of the park? Previous research Read more »
VIDEO: CLAW project teaches South African township residents animals are preciou
19th May 2015 by Cora Bailey
In the above window, scroll down just a bit to watch the wonderful video featuring the author as she works with her clients 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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