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A western grey whale breaches.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Stop the killing of elephants by decreasing the demand for their ivory
17 September 2012 Azzedine Downes
As we have reported many times, elephants are being annihilated for their tusks at an astonishing rate with no end to a Read more »
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future
17 September 2012 Satyen Sinha
Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to Read more »
The giant bear in question.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Caboodle Ranch cat adoption, an amazing display of warmth and understanding
11 September 2012 Jennifer Gardner
Entering the shelter that has been caring for nearly 700 cats since the end of February was a moving experience.  The Read more »
Encouraging Korea to conserve whales
11 September 2012 Patrick Ramage
Co-workers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare do a double-take when my friend and colleague Christine Jones calls Read more »
The value of the life of an animal is not self-evident to all
10 September 2012 Azzedine Downes
When it comes right down to it, our job at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is to save the lives of animals.  Read more »
Queen guitarist Brian May and IFAW's Freddie the Fox at the UK Wildlife Rocks.
10 September 2012 Clare Sterling
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7 September 2012 Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
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 »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: “While America is celebrating the 114th anniversary of Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual’s experience of joy? Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Northern Canada, and from Germany to South Africa, IFAW provides veterinary care to cats and dogs around the world. Taken together, l Read more »
Aerial elephant census in Tsavo
27 February 2017
A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 1 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 »
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 »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
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 »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: preparations leading to action for animals in the Philippines
12 November 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As I was typing this report, a 4.8 earthquake hit Tubigon, Bohol and we felt it here in Cebu! The Read more »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12 November 2013 by adintino
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Read more »
Danka takes in the view in her new enclosure.
7 November 2013 by Kelly Donithan
As I awoke Tuesday morning in rural Missouri, I could hear a steady pitter-pattering on the windowsill: it’s raining. Read more »
Tiger cubs in Russian rehab have new games
6 November 2013 by Anna Filippova
The tiger cub called Ustin is very inventive: he came up with a new game. He unties the trail camera and plays with the Read more »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6 November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
6 November 2013 by adintino
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6 November 2013 by adintino
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5 November 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4 November 2013 by James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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