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A white rhino in the bush in Kenya.
26 July 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile Read more »
An elephant roams Amboseli National Park.
25 July 2017 Azzedine Downes
Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as ma
20 July 2017 Misty Niemeyer
We recently received more sad news regarding the already critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Another right Read more »
Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more
19 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress is gearing up for an all-out assault on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), our country’s most effective Read more »
Street artist Sonny’s passion for imperiled animals
19 July 2017 Kelly Johnston
Sonny the street artist is currently painting murals around the world highlighting imperiled species. He has chosen the Read more »
The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Inve
17 July 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit (WCIU), established jointly by Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Read more »
Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin t
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
You wouldn’t expect to find a shark in the Rhine River but the German city of Bonn, situated along the Rhine, is Read more »
Policy analysis: G20 agree to fight illegal wildlife trade corruption problems
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
Amid the reports of riots, protests and disputes over climate change, you might be surprised to hear the recent G20 meeting Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad 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 »
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 »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Indian lessons from friends and fodder, the eye looks but the mind sees
24 February 2012 by Azzedine Downes
I always have a book with me when I travel.  Most times I pick one up at the airport and choose something not too heavy Read more »
The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director
23 February 2012 by Azzedine Downes
What began as a quiet conversation in the lobby of a hotel during the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia in Read more »
The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags.
22 February 2012 by Katie Moore
Last week, I participated in a conference call with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Read more »
Wildlife parts promoted as “investment” in China raises alarms
22 February 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) convened a series of meetings with law enforcement chiefs and officers from Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
22 February 2012 by adintino
14 dead elephants have been found in Boubandjida National Park, Cameroon, just a week after the grizzly discovery of at Read more »
Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G
19 February 2012 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the Read more »
IFAW MMRR staff and volunteers bring a dolphin for release back into the sea.
17 February 2012 by Michael Booth
With so many questions about the stranding numbers and more than 100 news outlets providing coverage of our amazing Marine Read more »
Bear rehab team gets its collar back from Sange
17 February 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation team, including vet Dr. Jahan Ahmed and animal keepers, Read more »
Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan with Vivek Menon signi
17 February 2012 by adintino
Committing to help Bhutan save its natural heritage, the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW Read more »

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