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Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
23 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia.
27 April 2017 Rebecca Keeble
In 1979 Australia adopted an anti-whaling policy, permanently ending whaling in Australian waters. At the same time Read more »
The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
Ten cheetahs were confiscated from illegal wildlife trade.
26 April 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Read more »
26 April 2017 Taren Welthagen
A few weeks ago, we received a desperate call for help from Greyhound Rescue South Africa. They had received information Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater H
20 April 2017 Brian Sharp
This week marks the anniversary of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on the Read more »
19 April 2017 Mark Hofberg
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
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 »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
28 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
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 »
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 »
15 tons of elephant Ivory seized in Malaysia add to  staggering annual toll
13 December 2011 by adintino
Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the Read more »
IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.
12 December 2011 by Alexa Kessler
It has by now become a well-established tradition that shortly before Christmas the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
One of the wolf-dogs being transported to their new homes in California.
10 December 2011 by Gail A’Brunzo
An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC): UPDATE 3.30.12 - An Read more »
Bernie the St. Bernard helped by IFAW partner Tiertafle in Berlin, Germany.
9 December 2011 by Hanna Lentz
Bernie had collapsed while waiting outside the Tiertafel building in Berlin, Germany. When we arrived he was in the waiting Read more »
Wolf dogs rescued from chains in Alaska find new home in California
9 December 2011 by adintino
 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued Read more »
A Saker falcon like the one recently found in a traveler's suitcase.
8 December 2011 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Security officials in Kyrgyzstan arrested an Iraqi man who planned to take a flight to Dubai after X-ray screening revealed Read more »
IMAGE: RT Sea Blog
7 December 2011 by Matt Collis
Oceans cover 71 per cent of Earth, hence its nickname, the blue planet. But guess how much of the world’s oceans are Read more »
Maxine the tabby at Germany's Tiertafel Clinic in Berlin.
7 December 2011 by Hanna Lentz
There are all sorts of ideas about the types of people who might patronize a “soup kitchen for animals”.  Read more »
Image source: Ft. Meyers Daily .com
6 December 2011 by Kate Nattrass Atema
With fall upon us and the temperatures dropping, there are many tasks to do before the winter months and holiday season. 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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