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Artists like the Balfours have tremendous power to motivate people to protect wi
22 September 2015 Azzedine Downes
On World Rhino Day, I am delighted to share these photos from Daryl & Sharna Balfour, acclaimed wildlife photographers Read more »
21 September 2015 Britt Beedenbender
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Read more »
CLAW staff rescued a Shar-Pei from a ditch in Krugersdorp, South Africa.
18 September 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
A foul smell rises up from the concrete ditch through which a small trickle of water runs. It comes from two dead dogs Read more »
This stunning photograph of a tiger was shortlisted from images received.
17 September 2015 J.C. Bouvier
Michael Vickers of West Sussex is the winner of this year’s World of Animals photo contest. Michael’s stunning Read more »
The leopard has already started hunting small prey within the enclosure
17 September 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is an update by Dr. Bhaskar Choudhary on a clouded leopard recently admitted to the IFAW-WTI field Read more »
A new poll shows near-unanimous support for improving animal protection.
16 September 2015 Sheryl Fink
When we think about election issues, animal welfare is rarely top-of-mind.  The economy, foreign policy, and the Read more »
11 September 2015 Res (Andreas) Krebs
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Read more »
10 September 2015 Mila Danilova
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Read more »
9 September 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help 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 »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend might be a coldblooded killer! Many of us love cats and enjoy having them in our lives. They are a source of companionship, comfor Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe 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 »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
25 February 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016 by adintino
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team managed to control a crowd and enable the mother elephant to t
24 February 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
It was a happy ending for an elephant calf who was unable to cross a tea garden ditch in Assam, where the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
IFAW is proud to partner with the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) to insp
24 February 2016 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Bali is a place of contradiction. So much beauty, so much kindness. And yet, for so many dogs here targeted to cull, it Read more »
Jajce shelter dog Picco found home with a couple from Germany who particularly w
23 February 2016 by Kati Loeffler
This blog is the second in a batch of updates on dogs removed from the municipal shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Read more »
Veterinarians care for koalas, kangaroos and more following devastating wildfire
23 February 2016 by Kerry Branon
Close your eyes and think of Australia. What do you see? Kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles or The Great Barrier Reef? What you Read more »
The dogs are quite well-fed as they scavenge at will, and they’re surrounded by
22 February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Randfontein Municipal Waste Disposal site – aka The Dump. A long barrow-mound, the place where all our stuff comes to Read more »
22 February 2016 by Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016 by adintino
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

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