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A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24th March 2016 Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Canada needs new animal cruelty protections — and might get them
23rd March 2016 Patricia Zaat
Mahatma Gandhi is known to have said that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22nd March 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the Read more »
21st March 2016 Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
21st March 2016 Corrie Rabbe
The illegal trade in threatened and endangered species is a $19 billion (USD) per year industry and has put some of our Read more »
Resorting to legalization of rhino horn trade as a way to reduce poaching of rhi
21st March 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
Magnum narrowly escaped a death sentence at IFAW’s Mdzananda Clinic, but faced a
17th March 2016 Marcelle du Plessis
It was a normal day, much as any other when my owner tied a rope around my neck and walked me down the road. I was excited Read more »
An eastern swamp deer fawn.
16th March 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
  A male eastern swamp deer fawn was rescued by forest staff at Kaziranga National Park and handed over to the IFAW- Read more »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
24th February 2015
About three years ago I received a phone call from award-winning German documentary filmmaker Jakob Kneser. It was shortly Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
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 »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt
27th March 2015
In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Rescued Bosnian dog Caspar finds soulmate.
15th April 2016 by Kati Loeffler
The most endearing thing about Caspar is the way he grunt-snorfles like a piggie as he marks the neighborhood shrubbery. Read more »
Celebrities pen open letter to stop wildlife trade in Hawaii
14th April 2016 by Donna Gadomski
Today, a group of celebrities who live or work in Hawaii published an open letter in the Hawaii newspaper of record, the Read more »
Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000
13th April 2016 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining Read more »
When Chestnut was discovered living in filthy conditions, the author and her fri
12th April 2016 by Erika Flores
Chestnut is a young dog found by my friend Kelly, who helps runs the The Snoopi Project in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Read more »
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12th April 2016 by adintino
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India ( Read more »
8th April 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Read more »
IFAW rescued and released a single stranded dolphin
7th April 2016 by Kristen Patchett
About a week after rescuing and releasing a single stranded dolphin, reports from a satellite tag show the animal is faring Read more »
7th April 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Read more »
Mexico prevents rabies by vaccinating
5th April 2016 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and our local partner, Coco´s Animal Welfare, participated in the annual 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.

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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