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Switzerland bans seal products
9 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
IFAW is celebrating  another victory for seals this week,  as Switzerland became the 35th country to ban seal Read more »
International Women’s Day: Paving the way for the next generation of animal hero
8 March 2017 Erica Martin
Happy International Women’s Day! We are proud to say that we are the home of many amazing and talented women, Read more »
TenBoma director profiled as one of Vice’s “Humans of the Year”
8 March 2017 Kerry Branon
This article, written by Kaleigh Rogers, originally appeared on Vice’s Motherboard on March 2, 2017.--KB Faye Cuevas Read more »
TenBoma director profiled as one of Vice’s “Humans of the Year”
8 March 2017 Kerry Branon
This article, written by Kaleigh Rogers, originally appeared on Vice’s Motherboard on March 2, 2017.--KB Faye Cuevas Read more »
Satao 2 was a tusker with extremely long tusks like this elephant in Tsavo Natio
7 March 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma counter-poaching initiative partner, Tsavo Trust, which operates the Big Tusker Project, confirmed for us the Read more »
Shocking: A rhino falls victim to poaching in the very heart of France
7 March 2017 Aurore Morin
The Thiory Zoo, 60km from Paris, made a gruesome discovery this morning upon finding one of its three white rhinos killed by Read more »
7 March 2017 Mila Danilova
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Animal Action Education has reached 5 million children worldwide on the power of
6 March 2017 Julie Matondo
I have a very vivid memory of the day my literature professor settled the fundamental question of the difference between Read more »
(From l-r) The author, IFAW Supporter Development Representative Ronelle Peterse
3 March 2017 Lisa Cant-Haylett
When I was 12 years old, I wanted to put my compassion and love for animals into action. But there were no such Read more »
4 March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26 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 »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 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 »
24 February 2015
About three years ago I received a phone call from award-winning German documentary filmmaker Jakob Kneser. It was shortly Watch Video »
3 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 »
17 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 »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 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 »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 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 »
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17 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 »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16 November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16 October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15 October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15 October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
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13 October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13 October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017 by adintino
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants Read more »
19 April 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017 by adintino
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ Read more »
WATCH: KWS, NGOs and Community Ranches Unite for Kenya Aerial Elephant Census
18 April 2017 by Steve Njumbi
In the midst of the most severe drought in Kenya since 2009, earlier this year IFAW participated with Kenya Wildlife Read more »
IFAW-WTI keeper feeds one of the rescued bears.
17 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male Asiatic black bear cubs, estimated to be between one and two months old, were recently rescued and brought to Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017 by jjohnson
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers Read more »
Watch: Five ways we use science to save dolphins
14 April 2017 by Kristen Patchett
The Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team of the International Fund for Animal Wedlfare (IFAW) responds to stranded Read more »
Today, only a small fraction of the bay is designated as a whale watching area b
13 April 2017 by Sigursteinn Masson
From Ghana, Spain, the US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden, Holland and many other countries, impassioned animal Read more »
Saiga sanctuary promotes nature reserve to students
This blog comes from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director the Stepnoy Sanctuary in the Astrakhan District.--MV One hundred years ago Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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