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Elephants in Kafue National park PHOTO: © Game Rangers
2nd October 2015 Rachael Murton
It is an exciting time for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia, as their mission of releasing orphaned Read more »
Celebrating Tiger Weekend in Russian Far East
2nd October 2015 Anna Filippova
    Vladivostok residents came out in droves to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the "Day of the Tiger. Read more »
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Read more »
The number of elephant calves at CWRC has increased to eight.
1st October 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A week-old female elephant calf arrived at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India’s Read more »
Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
28th September 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
The Author with President Kenyatta.
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
Discussions with @UKenyatta @PresidentKE @JudiWakhungu to increase wildlife security in East /Horn Africa @aworipat pic. Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS Read more »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
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 Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4th August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
CA Audited Financial Statement
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
19th January 2012 by Fred O'Regan
My two favorite things about my job are meeting our donors in person, and visiting our field offices around the world. I Read more »
Cape Cod dolphin stranding round up
18th January 2012 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Here is a round up photo from the International Fund for Animal Welfare efforts to save more than a dozen dolphins during a Read more »
Nearly 60 dolphins strand on Cape Cod
17th January 2012 by
In a massive rescue effort, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Marine Mammal Rescue and Read more »
IFAW MMRR teams test the hearing of a dolphin stranded on Cape Cod.
16th January 2012 by Katie Moore
Following a week-long meeting on whale conservation with the International Fund for Animal Welfare whale team in Reykjavik, Read more »
Hopping mad at CES: joeys are not marketing gimmicks
16th January 2012 by Erica Martin
Using cute baby animals as mascots for entertainment or commercial promotions makes me hopping mad! The most recent case was Read more »
Putting caring into action: youth join IFAW to clean up a beach in East Africa
12th January 2012 by Fred O'Regan
Twenty years ago, at the now famous “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, 100 world leaders wrote a prescription for Read more »
Image source: The Australian.
12th January 2012 by Matt Collis
In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get Read more »
Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 by Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the Read more »
Justice Time for Dog Buried Alive – Accused Men in Court
11th January 2012 by
The trial of two men accused of burying a dog alive on the sports field of a Cape Town school, begins on Friday 13th January Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on 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  “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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