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Spotlight India: workshops help Assamese women further develop weaving skills
8th October 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The weavers’ training centre in Rowmari, Assam bustled with activity. Eight women weavers, carefully selected from Read more »
Coming to the aid of disadvantaged persons and their dogs in France
8th October 2014 Charlotte Nivelet
As part of its mission to rescue and protect animals in distress throughout the world, IFAW regularly comes to the aid of Read more »
Why we raise bees at our headquarters
7th October 2014 Phyllis Bayer
Global plant pollination is in decline. Scientists blame namely two factors: climate change and the scourge of colony Read more »
Poached rhino horns are being sold for profit!
7th October 2014 Mia Crnojevic
10/01/2014-Update: Following the outrage and collective efforts, the auction house Cannes-Enchères has decided to Read more »
6th October 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Read more »
IWC65 sees victories and progress for whale conservation.
6th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I can hardly believe I’m writing this, but the tide really is finally turning in the battle to encourage Japan to end Read more »
On the passing of Frederic Chemay: Belgian IWC Commissioner
6th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30th at only 53 years Read more »
Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day
4th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience Read more »
3rd October 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Read more »
In this video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a collection of IFAW senior staff and our CEO Fred O Watch Video »
IFAW's President and CEO, Fred O'Regan, gives his thoughts about the upcoming International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
In this video public service announcement, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the point is made that Watch Video »
IFAW's South Asia Regional Director, Vivek Menon, addresses the delegates at the International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we make the case for funding the rangers of Watch Video »
10th January 2013
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of top officials within the country’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). In December, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Read more »
21st December 2012
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
14th December 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY Editors: High-resolution photos and video from the gift exchange will be available For more information please contact: Adrian Hiel +32 (0)473 86 34 61 WHAT: EU Environment Ministers are invited to receive a free Polar Bear Christmas Read more »
30th November 2012
Yesterday the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – has long demanded such a resolution due to Read more »
29th November 2012
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
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16th November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
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15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
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4th November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
The team members of Raksha rescued over 270 birds at their makeshift camps.
9th February 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
    Each year from January 14-16, the skyline in Ahmedabad comes alive with thousands of multi-colored kites Read more »
IFAW’s Disaster Response Team Leader we will join veterinarians Dr Julius Chulu
9th February 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Landing in Blantyre, Malawi this past weekend was extraordinary. Dipping in low to Chileka Airport, the Boeing flew over Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015 by
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
Efforts behind India’s tiger numbers hold real promise
5th February 2015 by Vivek Menon
The recent news that India’s wild tiger populations have rebounded is indeed a testament to the diligent conservation Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2nd February 2015 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29th January 2015 by Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs Read more »
26th January 2015 by Janice Hannah
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Read more »
Bella is recovering from injuries sustained when someone doused her in boiling l
26th January 2015 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
One day last December I noticed my cat Bella seemed a bit under the weather. She wasn’t displaying her usual behavior 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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