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Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
27th November 2014
The EU seal ban campaign was the first campaign to successfully cite moral concerns about animal welfare at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The roundtable will discuss both the revisions required for the EU Seal Regime to meet the WTO judgement a Read more »
25th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 Satyen Sinha
This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, for Read more »
29th April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
29th April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
28th April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it ne
23rd April 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week officials in Vietnam seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn. In monetary terms, it was worth hundreds of Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21st April 2015 Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
13th April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
5th March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4th March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
by rbartlett
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
3rd March 2016 by Azzedine Downes
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016 by svandereyd
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in Read more »
US Audited Financials
29th February 2016 by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
This decision is a great victory in the fight against wildlife crime
26th February 2016 by Satyen Sinha
The European Commission and Dutch Presidency of the European Union today launched an intergovernmental European Action Plan Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016 by svandereyd
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/ Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016 by svandereyd
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016 by svandereyd
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Badgers face threats across all of Europe. Eurobadger, the federation of badger
26th January 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
Are we in the UK alone in this? Is the unnecessary killing of badgers and their unjustifiable persecution something only 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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