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11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over C$50 million (€33 million) in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support f Read more »
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW provided dog food, human relief and medical assistance to the people of Eas
15th January 2015 Jennifer Gardner
This report was filed by May Angela Felix-Razon, IFAW Disaster Response Coordinator based in the Philippines. --JG As we Read more »
Why Japan won’t defy the World Court and resume high-seas whaling
14th January 2015 Patrick Ramage
New Year’s Greetings, Whale Huggers and others, 2014 was a year of unprecedented, positive developments for anyone who Read more »
An IFAW Rescuer holding a grounded Ringed storm petrel
13th January 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Every year between April and July in Lima, Peru, ringed storm petrels “fall from the sky” and nobody is quite Read more »
Zolushka was the first successfully rehabilitated cub to be reintroduced into th
12th January 2015 Anna Filippova
Five of the six Amur tigers released in the last two years through a multi-group collaboration are being closely monitored Read more »
After being released in 2014 Ustin has returned to the rehabilitation center in
Even though Ustin, one of five Amur Tigers released in 2014, showed much potential for a successful life in the wild, he Read more »
12th January 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Read more »
I am Charlie
12th January 2015 Julie Landry
I became an IFAW employee four years ago because I was looking for a new professional opportunity. I became part of IFAW Read more »
The author with an injured koala wearing its mittens.
9th January 2015 Josey Sharrad
Our Australia team’s call for koala mittens has been incredibly successful and we are now being inundated with Read more »
The development of the Central European Wolf population is encouragingly good.
7th January 2015 Robert Kless
I am gazing over the wide flat landscape – over plenty of water and low woods. Extensive meadows are grazed by sheep Read more »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
Helping Dogs and Cats
by adintino
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
by adintino
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
by adintino
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
by adintino
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
by adintino
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days.
28th May 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
We had an amazing partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015 by adintino
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
28th May 2015 by adintino
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Read more »
28th May 2015 by svandereyd
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.   The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
26th May 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015 by adintino
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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