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RV Song of the Whale moored outside the Harpa building in Reykjavik ahead of our
22nd July 2016 Sharon Livermore
Over the last 10 days the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has once again teamed up with our colleagues from Read more »
Ivory kingpin sentenced to 20 years
22nd July 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Feisal Ali Mohamed was convicted today in a court in Mombasa, Kenya for possession of over two tonnes of ivory seized during Read more »
Elephant grazing in Liwonde National Park, Malawi.
21st July 2016 Jason Bell
As elephants are moved from one of Malawi's most important national treasures, Liwonde National Park, to restock other Read more »
African Elephant Coalition (AEC) members launched an emergency appeal at their m
19th July 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
An urgent appeal was recently made in Montreux by governmental representatives of the 29 member states of the African Read more »
Three busy days of dolphin rescues
18th July 2016 Kristen Patchett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team experienced a busy three days of Read more »
Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program will present its 4-Step Formula to make
15th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
Looking to get more involved in animal and environmental protection as part of your career? Hoping to make your initiative Read more »
CITES ANALYSIS: Backing proposals to save elephants
15th July 2016 Jason Bell
As the next Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Read more »
Lulingu immediately began feeding on vegetation on her first day in the forest a
13th July 2016 Gail A’Brunzo
We don’t know how little Lulingu ended up with an armed and dangerous group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( Read more »
Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September
13th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has Read more »
9th June 2015
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
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IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
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World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
10th August 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
10th August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016 by adintino
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9th August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
8th August 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8th August 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
Indian tigress rescued, released before serious incident
5th August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team led by Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016 by adintino
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd Read more »
4th August 2016 by Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our 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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