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The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
10th July 2015 Corrie Rabbe
One of the reasons why dogs and humans get along so well is that we are all social animals. Back when dogs were wolves they Read more »
Using skills and tools learned from our April workshop (pictured here), Animals
10th July 2015 Jennifer Gardner
As I woke up this morning and began checking the news, most of the international headlines were reporting that the eruption Read more »
A neonate calf was rescued from swift steam waters.
9th July 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A newborn male rhino calf was spotted in swift water unable to move inside Kaziranga National Park and Read more »
One of the orphans drains her bottle
9th July 2015 Iain Webb
When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they Read more »
The day-long workshops were part of IFAW-WTI’s ongoing wildlife crime control ef
7th July 2015 Vivek Menon
The story was sent by Amrit Menon, Technical Officer to ED, Planning, Wildlife Trust of India.—VM Even though he has Read more »
Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San F
7th July 2015 Azzedine Downes
Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Read more »
The Asian Elephant Alliance held an auction of 20 designer-decorated auto-ricksh
2nd July 2015 Vivek Menon
    The rickshaws looked familiar. The brightly coloured outfits looked familiar. Even the sweltering sticky Read more »
Elephants, rhinos, deer, and many other iconic species are inevitably affected b
1st July 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the threat of floods looming large, the IFAW-WTI team based out of  the Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Read more »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
25th June 2014
Watch as four adorable pups are welcomed to Kitchener, in Southern Canada, on the first step of their journey to their Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Defending Seals
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
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
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
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
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
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare co-sponsored conference centered on the oft-poached Read more »
23rd July 2015 by Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22nd July 2015 by
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger Read more »
When helping animals in these remote communities, having an automobile helps to
21st July 2015 by Janice Hannah
Over the years, IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has travelled to and from remote northern communities in Canada multiple Read more »
20th July 2015 by Ian Michler
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Read more »
17th July 2015 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
Canada’s obsession with killing seals these days is truly baffling.
17th July 2015 by Sheryl Fink
This blog was also published as “The Government’s Grey Seal Cull is Not Based on Science” in Huffington Read more »
17th July 2015 by Alexa Kessler
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is 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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