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IFAW acting CEO Azzedine Downes & the Chairman of Maasai Community Group Ranch t
30th October 2012 Steve Njumbi
Amboseli is world famous for many reasons; its elephants, popularised through movies and research by Dr. Cynthia Moss, who Read more »
Ivory seizures from Kenya: Festering Sore in Wildlife Haven
26th October 2012 James Isiche
Barely three months have gone since the last ivory seizure and now we have another large one in Asia that is implicating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26th October 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
The “Prevention of illegal cross-border transport of hazardous waste and other c
24th October 2012 Adrian Hiel
Some of these new friends are long-standing institutions like INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme or the Kenyan Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
: IFAW Campaigner Barbara Slee presents the first ever MEP Award for Animal Welf
24th October 2012 Adrian Hiel
Here in Brussels, the capital of Europe, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and a lot of other organizations spend a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23rd October 2012 Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal Read more »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land 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 »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
26th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
1st October 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the W Read more »
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 »
21st September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poachers take the tally of rhinocero 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 »
4th September 2015
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif 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 »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
Poor animal welfare is simply unacceptable, and IFAW helps building this movemen
21st June 2013 by Rikkert Reijnen
Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the yearly conference of the Dutch Association for Sustainable Tourism about animal Read more »
Mr. Loftsson's boat returns with a dead fin whale lashed to its hull.
21st June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
As the longest day passes in Iceland and despite the very sad fact that it has taken the deaths of two more endangered fin Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
20th June 2013 by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of Read more »
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.
19th June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale. ~~~ We’ve had many fantastic Read more »
Volunteers will ask tourists on the streets of Reykjavík sign postcards promisin
18th June 2013 by Marvin Lee Dupree
At the beginning of June, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s campaign ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Read more »
We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!
18th June 2013 by Rikkert Reijnen
Yesterday the lone fin whaler of Iceland, millionaire Kristjan Loftsson, killed his first out of 180 endangered giants he is Read more »
IFAW-Staff celebrated in 2009 the resolution of the EU-Parliament to ban all tra
14th June 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Tonight the German Bundestag showed unusual consensus in their decision to have Germany insist on a pan-European embargo on Read more »
Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding
14th June 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013 by adintino
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal 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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