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While preparing for the crisis, we built and consolidated a nationwide network o
14th December 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
It was the evening of October 23, and Hurricane Patricia—the biggest and strongest storm recorded in decades—was Read more »
Experience taught us that to reduce wildlife trade, we have to address both dema
14th December 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
  Great News for #elephants! #Ivory prices down in #China. https://t.co/gNFLo3mJeX pic.twitter.com/kMdKDTweUB — Read more »
Left to right (front): Mr Mark Sprong, Chairman, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust; Madam
11th December 2015 Kate Moore
Like so many other African countries, Malawi has suffered significant elephant losses at the hands of poachers – the Read more »
Joss Stone with Zambia Elephant Orphanage keepers Aaron Gumbo and Oliver Munyama
10th December 2015 Ulrica Hansson
Multi-platinum-record selling English soul singer, songwriter and actress Joss Stone recently performed at the Web, a club Read more »
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10th December 2015 Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »
The author with a puppy stricken with parvovirus
10th December 2015 Rosalind Spencer Stone
I remember back in the late 70s and early 80s when parvovirus first became a problem. I remember that distinctive smell. I Read more »
A camera trap in the Bastak Nature Reserve caught Amur tigress Zolushka with two
9th December 2015 Dr. Ian Robinson
Zolushka has two cubs! That was the first sentence I read this morning as I opened up my email. Attached came the wonderful Read more »
8th December 2015 Mila Danilova
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Read more »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
CA Audited Financial Statement
by rbartlett
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2015 Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future 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
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
On the same day that the Tennessee law went into effect, the FBI began collectin
13th January 2016 by Carson Barylak
On January 1, a Tennessee law went into effect that will establish a public registry for people convicted of animal cruelty Read more »
13th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 by CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
Lions close out 2015 with a victory lap
11th January 2016 by Erica Martin
    I was working with colleagues in the IFAW office in Sydney just before the holidays when I got the Read more »
Indian bears “walked” to ready for release
8th January 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Currently, there are six bears at the acclimatization site at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around
6th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world. While 2015 was an extremely Read more »
The Australian government reports that the fast-moving fires and subsequent smok
5th January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
As a result of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the effects on some local animals including kangaroos and koalas has Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016 by adintino
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts Read more »
1st January 2016 by Erica Martin
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of 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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