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The injured, stressed and highly dehydrated calf was rescued in the hilly Amsorl
12th May 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A male Asian elephant calf, estimated to be just over a year old, had been wedged between rocks for 72 hours in the hilly Read more »
10th May 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Read more »
Smuggling cobras and other kinds of reptiles is common in Egypt, but trafficking
9th May 2016 Dima Abo Kous
Last month, 60 cobras were confiscated in the Cairo airport after a customs officer detected suspicious movement while Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6th May 2016 Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
In memoriam: Dr Saskia Karius
6th May 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, Read more »
4th May 2016 Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4th May 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species Read more »
3rd May 2016 Azzedine Downes
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
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 »
archive photo © IFAW
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 »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi 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 »
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 »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
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 Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8th July 2016 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation Read more »
Under the disguise of captive breeding, tiger farms like the one in this file ph
7th July 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Amending China’s 26-year-old Wildlife Protection Law was highly anticipated among wildlife advocates around the world Read more »
Elephant trophy hunting had been increasing worldwide from 2004 through 2012 (CI
7th July 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The following piece first appeared as a Scientific American guest blog. –The editors In early June, the Obama Read more »
Svetlaya and Borya have formed a pair, and we are hopeful that Svetlaya will giv
7th July 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
It has been seven months since we celebrated the mating and eventual birth of cubs to Zolushka, a successfully rehabilitated Read more »
Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs author
6th July 2016 by Kelvin Alie
Apprehending a wildlife trafficker is only halfway to stopping a wildlife crime. In order to effectively combat wildlife Read more »
6th July 2016 by CT Harry
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Read more »
Saiga sanctuary to be featured in “Our Planet” series Photo: ©IFAW/Evgeniy Polon
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. The beautiful landscapes and wildlife of Read more »
Cape Cod photographer ‘captures’ sharks in their natural habitat
1st July 2016 by Erica Martin
As Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week and runs a variety of programs looking at the world of sharks and how to Read more »
Project Cecil: Save 1 for Me: Ohio students pay tribute, raise money
1st July 2016 by Kelly Johnston
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Cecil, the famed black-maned African lion from Zimbabwe’s Hwange 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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