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SLIDESHOW: Playa del Carmen mobile unit, both veterinary and community hub
10th September 2013 Erika Flores
Images from the work performed for animals by the IFAW mobile unit team and volunteers. The mobile unit gives our project Read more »
Slideshow: what it takes to rehab three Amur tigers in Far East Russia
6th September 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
UPDATE: In Primorye, the autumn is slowly coming. The tiger cubs activities have slightly changed: now, they stay Read more »
5th September 2013 April Wobst
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Read more »
The author with Jim Nyamu as he departs IFAW headquarters on Cape Cod.
4th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for their ivory - a luxury product that no one needs. The International Fund for Read more »
An elephant family group on the banks of Liwonde's Shire River drinking water.
3rd September 2013 Azzedine Downes
At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we recognize we have a special role in bringing together people caring Read more »
We now have the only hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve co
1st September 2013 Katie Moore
Have you ever listened under water?  When diving or snorkeling, I am always amazed at just how much noise there is Read more »
In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30th August 2013 Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30th August 2013 Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team 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 »
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 »
Celebrating Elephants 12th August – World Elephant Day 2015
6th August 2015
On the occasion of World Elephant Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the elephant; a fascinating, intelligent animal and keystone species critical for maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. At the same time IFAW puts the 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 »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 by Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for Read more »
IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week
7th March 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 by Marcelle du Plessis
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 by Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »

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In the news

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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