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Spotlight Africa: A close shave with spear heads for a Kenyan jumbo
10th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants to track their Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: Satellite-tagging Tsavo elephants to reduce conflict and boost
5th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants--six males and Read more »
New app saves right whales
4th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2nd April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Youth outreach with higher colleges of technology - Al-Ain Women’s College
2nd April 2012 Maha Oda
This year the International Fund for Animal Welfare Middle East and North Afrcia office engaged fourth and fifth grade Read more »
Spotlight Libya: Crisis over for animals at the Tripoli Zoo
30th March 2012 Michael Booth
Almost eight months after war exploded all around them, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo have finally found peace. The Read more »
Spotlight United Arab Emirates: A Hungry Cheeta Caught in Al-Ain City dies
30th March 2012 Maha Oda
Al-Ain Zoo confirmed that the cheetah which escaped from his owner house and caught by authority officers died. Last week, a Read more »
Elephant and rhino rescues in India: hope for compassionate conservation
29th March 2012 Fred O'Regan
While I was in Assam, India in March, I was thrilled to learn that Soni, a five-year old female elephant, that we rescued, Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c 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 »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
779 ivory tusks seized by Hong Kong Customs in Tsing Yi, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Chi
11th January 2013 by Elizabeth Wamba
Last weekend, in one of the worst poaching incidents recorded in Tsavo Park’s recent history, a family of 12 elephants Read more »
Bullet casings used to kill elephants in Cameroon.
11th January 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
As many of us prepare for the holidays surrounded by friends and loved ones, news reports of heavily armed poachers in Read more »
Hong Kong children ask the world to end the killing of elephants for their ivory
11th January 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The children in these photos are seriously concerned by the record amounts of ivory that have been seized of late in Hong Read more »
11th January 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Read more »
If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet imme
10th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria Read more »
A growing number of Asian consumers are opposed to the cruel commercial slaughte
10th January 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Some great news to start off 2013, as Taiwan passed legislation this week to close its markets to marine mammal products, Read more »
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The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of Read more »
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo
4th January 2013 by Elena Zharkova
This post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and Read more »
IFAW honored Mohammad Ghanem Almazrou’e; an officer with IFAW training who abort
28th December 2012 by Ahmed Mohamed AbouZahra
After several workshops with Dubai customs, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) office of International Fund for Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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