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Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
17th August 2015 Sheryl Fink
It’s official! The 2015 federal election has been called, and on October 19th Canadians will take to the polls to Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
World Elephant Day
12th August 2015 Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
12th August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
11th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
11th August 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
9th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED Harp seals give Watch Video »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
by rbartlett
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
by adintino
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
by kradziszewska
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
by adintino
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
by rbartlett
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
by adintino
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
by adintino
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
by adintino
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
A new poll shows near-unanimous support for improving animal protection.
16th September 2015 by Sheryl Fink
When we think about election issues, animal welfare is rarely top-of-mind.  The economy, foreign policy, and the Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how Read more »
11th September 2015 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Read more »
10th September 2015 by Mila Danilova
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Read more »
9th September 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Read more »
The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation
8th September 2015 by Staci McLennan
Today was a great victory for seals. The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in Read more »
Private management of farmed animals is not conservation
8th September 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The Earth is not a warehouse. And living, breathing animals are not inventory. Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we Read more »
8th September 2015 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the Read more »
The author and actress/activist Pamela Anderson at the Eastern Economic Forum in
4th September 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Russia has gathered its greatest influencers in business and government this week in Vladivostok to promote the development 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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