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Encouraging Korea to conserve whales
11 September 2012 Patrick Ramage
Co-workers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare do a double-take when my friend and colleague Christine Jones calls Read more »
The value of the life of an animal is not self-evident to all
10 September 2012 Azzedine Downes
When it comes right down to it, our job at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is to save the lives of animals.  Read more »
Queen guitarist Brian May and IFAW's Freddie the Fox at the UK Wildlife Rocks.
10 September 2012 Clare Sterling
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7 September 2012 Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
6 September 2012 Kristin Bauer van Straten
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Read more »
A youngster feeding in Amboseli Park, Kenya. c. IFAW/K. Brannon
5 September 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
This week International Fund for Animal Welfare staff participated in a unique event bringing together government officials Read more »
Katniss letting me touch her for the first time.
4 September 2012 Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and educators to remote and underserved Read more »
One of the VIDAS clinic patients
4 September 2012 Erika Flores
It is such an incredible experience to be part of the VIDAS clinic. Even though hurricane Ernesto slowed one of clinic days Read more »
Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?
30 August 2012 Susannah Calderan
As we move onwards through our 2012 Atlantic odyssey, the next phase is real-time video tracking of Icelandic minke whales. Read more »
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 »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
21 March 2017
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: “While America is celebrating the 114th anniversary of Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual’s experience of joy? Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Northern Canada, and from Germany to South Africa, IFAW provides veterinary care to cats and dogs around the world. Taken together, l Read more »
Aerial elephant census in Tsavo
27 February 2017
A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 1 Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve 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 »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4 November 2013 by James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »
4 November 2013 by Kelly Donithan
It was only less than a week ago that I was sitting among dozens of like-minded individuals who are spending their lives to Read more »
Who cares for orphaned African elephant calves left motherless by poachers?
1 November 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
The images above were taken at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. ~~~ For anyone who looks at the news, he or she is surely Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1 November 2013 by adintino
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Read more »
Spotlight China: two wonderful rescue stories about owlets
30 October 2013 by Isobel Annan
An Asian Barred Owlet’s story A victim of the illegal wildlife trade, this Asian Barred Owlet was caught and Read more »
Photography festival in China opens eyes and hearts
30 October 2013 by Sabrina Zhang
“Aunt, would you please take one photo for us?  I also want to protect the animals!” A 7- 8 year old boy Read more »
Thousands gather in Vladivostok for annual Russian Tiger Day
29 October 2013 by Anna Filippova
Watch the slideshow above which includes images from the 2013 Russian Tiger Day held in Vladivostok. ~~~ Tiger Day arrived Read more »
European Parliament takes a significant step to protect marine life from underwa
29 October 2013 by Barbara Slee
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to make oil and gas exploration utilizing underwater sonar subject to Read more »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29 October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As 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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