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300 dogs have been moved from a shelter in a dangerous setting to one in a much
19 December 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The only animal rescue shelter in war-torn Gorlovka, Ukraine had been struggling to maintain operations and basic safety in Read more »
One of the ginger kittens being comforted by CLAW vet Dr Marike Calitz.
19 December 2016 Sheena Dale
Three beautiful ginger kittens were born to a feral mother in South Africa. Sadly during the birthing process the umbilical Read more »
WATCH: Grassroots efforts gauge locals’ understanding of seal Hunt in Newfoundla
16 December 2016 Sheryl Fink
Deep in the heart of the commercial harp seal hunt, a small group of caring and compassionate individuals are trying to Read more »
 A Northern Dog adopted by a pair of graduate students, Bashu has changed lives
16 December 2016 Janice Hannah
One of the highlights of the Northern Dogs Project is hearing about the dogs who come from the north and find loving Read more »
A curious minke whale spy hopping in the waters off Antarctica.
15 December 2016 Rebecca Keeble
IFAW has been a proud member of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance which has worked tirelessly to secure protection for the 1,550, Read more »
The decline of the giraffe has been dubbed the “silent extinction” because of gi
15 December 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has announced in their latest update of the “Red List of Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Why I joined IFAW to help protect Russian wildlife
14 December 2016 Pamela Anderson
I’m very happy to join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the Kremlin and other events in Moscow this Read more »
Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
9 September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20 August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
17 August 2015
It’s official! The 2015 federal election has been called, and on October 19th Canadians will take to the polls to Watch Video »
11 August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The Watch Video »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25 January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4 January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21 December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18 December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9 December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30 November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30 November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24 November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h 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 »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating we
4 January 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A three-month-old male elephant calf rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW- Read more »
A recent patient at Berliner Tiertafel e. V., an important community center for
2 January 2017 by Dörte von der Reith
This year again was a very busy one in our veterinary practice at Berliner Tiertafel e. V. Veterinarian Janine Bräuer Read more »
30 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Read more »
Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants
30 December 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016 by adintino
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, Read more »
The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya.
29 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare had a lot to celebrate in 2016. Here is a round-up through the numbers: 105 metric Read more »
The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016.
28 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016 by rbartlett
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Read more »
IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international
27 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internationally and domestically. Here Read more »

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In the news

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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