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3rd June 2011 Erika Flores
Doroteo, the guinea pig casanova, arrived early to the clinic and was prepared with all the precautions all the patients at Read more »
20th May 2011 Jake Levenson
If California (and Hawaii, Oregon and Washington state) can help spread the idea that shark fin soup is not desirable, then Read more »
18th May 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
Seeing the cruelty and suffering of the raptors was the defining moment for me. I pledged to set up a rescue center to Read more »
14th May 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
It’s not the end of this crisis, at least not for the animals because we know that there are thousands more in there. Read more »
12th May 2011 Kelvin Alie
In his opening speech, Commissioner Juffa stressed the importance of collaboration and networking among relevant government Read more »
12th May 2011 Patrick Ramage
Well, it's not all bad news this week. In a rare public climb-down, Mr. Kristjan Loftsson, the plucky Icelandic Read more »
9th May 2011 Jake Levenson
We can’t really be sure in this individual case. But, we can be fairly confident that sea level rise will affect Read more »
I salute my country and its leadership for once again making me proud. If we can now persuade others to follow the Russian Read more »
6th May 2011 A.J. Cady
The dust had barely settled a year ago when I first encountered several cynics who felt the International Fund for Animal 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 »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21st March 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
21st March 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
Saving elephants by cutting the illegal ivory supply chain
21st March 2012 by Fred O'Regan
A recent Sky TV HD video overview report on the ivory trade. The illegal ivory trade starts with the slaughter of elephants Read more »
20th March 2012 by Katie Moore
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Read more »
In an ironic coming of spring, Canada sets seal quota at 400,000 pups
20th March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Markets for seal products are disappearing, and seals need protection from threats like climate change more than ever Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
20th March 2012 by Kati Loeffler
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
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20th March 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
20th March 2012 by
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there Read more »
Spotlight Africa: As with humans, turning 50 is a big deal for elephant matriarc
19th March 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
In the terrible 2009 drought that precipitated our collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to begin our 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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