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The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Cupid draws back his bow: Budding romance for Siberian tigers
18th February 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
© PRPO "TIGER Center" We continue to monitor the rehabilitated Amur tigers released in Far East Russia in Read more »
CLAW’s vets rely on their hands to help dogs
17th February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Morning at the medical/surgery operation of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), currently located in Krugersdorp, leaves Read more »
Outreach allows us to provide aid to dogs and cats and meet their owners.
16th February 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has just started a new community outreach program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Read more »
This map and dot chart shows the movement of a Risso’s dolphin after its release
15th February 2016 Misty Niemeyer
  The following blog was written by our stranding apprentice Katherine McKenna. –MN Each day, we have been Read more »
Chodoba, Batoka and Kafue in the Kalenje Forest 23rd Dec - last time all 3 seen
12th February 2016 Rachael Murton
It’s an exciting time when the efforts of the team are paying off, to see the elephants living back in the wild where Read more »
Trophy hunting and the illegal fur trade are the primary threats to leopards.
12th February 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
In a decision announced by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, no leopard hunts will be authorized in Read more »
11th February 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Read more »
On eve of film fest screenings, Huntwatch director reflects on challenge
11th February 2016 Brant Backlund
Three years ago, I took a job to direct a feature documentary film called Huntwatch. I didn’t know it at the time, but Read more »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. 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 »
Campaign visual for #voteappendixi
by rbartlett
People throughout the world are demanding that CITES CoP17 protects all African elephants. This visual can be shared througho Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24th March 2016 by Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016 by adintino
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume Read more »
Canada needs new animal cruelty protections — and might get them
23rd March 2016 by Patricia Zaat
Mahatma Gandhi is known to have said that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 by Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016 by slajoie
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on Read more »
tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22nd March 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the Read more »
21st March 2016 by Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
21st March 2016 by Corrie Rabbe
The illegal trade in threatened and endangered species is a $19 billion (USD) per year industry and has put some of our 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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