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Pangolins are poached for their meat and their scales. Demand for pangolin produ
17 February 2017 Mark Hofberg
Join IFAW and conservationists from around the world as we celebrate the 6th annual World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are beaver Read more »
Dr Nicolaas Kriek is a veterinary at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, S
17 February 2017 Dr Nicolaas Kriek
Every morning when I arrive at the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported clinic in South Africa, I do not know Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
 A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
10 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s partner in South Asia, Wildlife Trust of India, is happy to announce that Read more »
Orphan elephants enjoy feeding time at ZEN.
9 February 2017 Azzedine Downes
Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Read more »
Putu Kartama Yasa and son Kadek finally adopted Spirit
8 February 2017 Kate Nattrass Atema
When we first met Spirit, she was skinny, weak, and had a terrible wound on her back. She had been rescued by Janice Read more »
The author hands over one of the satellite collars to KWS Director General Kitil
7 February 2017 Steve Njumbi
Almost a year ago, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers shot and killed Mohawk, one of only three mature male lions in Read more »
rom left to right: Linda Schlapp, Michael Luongo, Glenn Jampol, Merryn Johns and
4 February 2017 Kerry Branon
This year – 2017 – is the year of the rooster, the year of new US leadership and as the United Nations has Read more »
Stepnoy Sanctuary staff observe saiga antelopes in rutting season.
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary in Russia. Winter is a very important Read more »
25 February 2016
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Watch Video »
22 February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
19 February 2016
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Watch Video »
11 February 2016
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Watch Video »
9 February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
4 February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3 February 2016
At famed Masai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13 January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1 August 2016
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as one of the 16 new honorees. The award recognizes Downes’ vision a Read more »
The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry.
27 July 2016
The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA "the Oscar of mobile phone photography," recently awarded young Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan with the Grand Prize for his iPhone photo captioned "Man and the Eagle," which features Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
20 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Acco Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014—has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit. “IFAW Read more »
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29 June 2016
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, then ruthlessly tracked for approximat Read more »
Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl
27 June 2016
This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27 June 2016
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building. The the Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24 June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
LIVE COVERAGE: Successful release of seven dolphins
3 March 2017 by Kerry Branon
In an already-busy season, another seven dolphins stranded today at Herring River in Wellfleet and the International Fund Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017 by adintino
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which Read more »
2 March 2017 by Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 by Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so Read more »
One week, seven stranding responses, 20 marine mammals saved
1 March 2017 by Brian Sharp
Marine mammal strandings in 2017 have been unusually high for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
28 February 2017 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Read more »
The gibbons will be kept in adjoining compartments of a cage up in the forest ca
28 February 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the Wildlife Rescue Centre jointly run by the International Fund for Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017 by adintino
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Read more »
Endangered tiger sharks have attacked people in Indian Ocean waters in the past,
27 February 2017 by Aurore Morin
A young body boarder sadly died following a shark bite off Reunion Island, a French territory near the coast of Madagascar 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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