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Much progress has been made in the last year to protect the endangered African L
20th May 2016 Azzedine Downes
Perhaps it seems a little ironic that we celebrate Endangered Species Day, as the fact that so many animals are endangered Read more »
Display of confiscated samples
19th May 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
In cooperation with the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has organized two Read more »
State vets help CLAW project sterilise 50 dogs
18th May 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare project in South Africa, has had challenges Read more »
16th May 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Read more »
DAD veterinarians are working alongside Accion Animal Ecuador to start vaccinati
13th May 2016 Shannon Walajtys
Quiet is the most frightening sound after a disaster.  It means that rescue crews, victims’ loved ones, and Read more »
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 »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
2nd December 2014
This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Watch Video »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Confused on what to do to protest our animal cruelty laws? Call your MP.
21st June 2016 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Calling your MP is the best way to change Canada’s animal cruelty laws. Last week the Supreme Court of Canada made a Read more »
A poisoned dog arrives at the CLAW clinic in Durban Deep.
21st June 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
A large dog arrives at the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) clinic in Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 by Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016 by adintino
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19th June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
He was born today. Photo © IFAW Galina Kalmykova
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. Spring is the most vivid, exhilarating Read more »
17th June 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Read more »
A Northern Dog and his ball chucker go viral
16th June 2016 by Janice Hannah
Buddy, a Northern Dog, is breaking the internet. Almost two years ago, he was given up by his owners in the northern Read more »
Hundreds of cats, dogs treated in first month at new Playa del Carmen clinic
15th June 2016 by Erika Flores
On the very first day there were only 10 patients for spay and neuter surgery, a very low number for what the staff is Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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