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17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Perso
16th July 2015 Satyen Sinha
After a recent meeting by European Member State specialists, the European Commission announced that:   “The Read more »
Jane Goodall cuts a cake for her 81st birthday and the 55th anniversary of her w
16th July 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
  World-renowned ethologist and IFAW Honorary Board member Jane Goodall celebrated her 81st birthday and 55th Read more »
More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 20
15th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing Read more »
14th July 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Read more »
The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided
13th July 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing Read more »
The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
10th July 2015 Corrie Rabbe
One of the reasons why dogs and humans get along so well is that we are all social animals. Back when dogs were wolves they Read more »
Using skills and tools learned from our April workshop (pictured here), Animals
10th July 2015 Jennifer Gardner
As I woke up this morning and began checking the news, most of the international headlines were reporting that the eruption Read more »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
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 »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (, destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
by smoos
IFAW Tsavo Conservation Area Animal Spotting Guide Playing Card Set. Standard set of playing cards featuring animal photos fr Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2010 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
Guardians Of The Wild
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Guardians of the Wild Project helps protec Read more »
Rescuing and Treating the Street Dogs of Bali, Indonesia
by adintino
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. Since 2002, IFAW has b Read more »
Reaching Out to Pets in Cape Town, South Africa
by adintino
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. That’s why, when Read more »
Helping Pets in Johannesburg
by adintino
In Johannesburg we have been delivering free veterinary treatment and pet care to 37 impoverished townships since 1992. Our m Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
by adintino
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
by adintino
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11th August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015 by adintino
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5th August 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 by James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
4th August 2015 by slajoie
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following 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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