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A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24th November 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
21st November 2014 Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her
20th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I saw you in 2012 on the Africa savannah, full of intelligence, strength and life… Since witnessing the majestic Read more »
The Kuyza the tiger in Taipingou natural reserve. © Taipinggou Nature Reserve
18th November 2014 Anna Filippova
We have some amazing news – we recently received a photo of Kuzya, the traveler. Kuzya is one of the rehabilitated Read more »
IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
4th December 2012
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Watch Video »
3rd December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
6th November 2012
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Watch Video »
16th October 2012
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Watch Video »
15th October 2012
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Watch Video »
1st October 2012
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Watch Video »
27th September 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
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 »
12th February 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, OceanCare ( and NRDC ( welcome today's vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament to make underwater nois Read more »
7th February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tig
7th February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
20th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by Read more »
19th December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
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 »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
7th April 2015 by
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
26th March 2015 by David Higgins
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
26th March 2015 by
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
The Author at Whalefest.
25th March 2015 by Barbara Slee
Have you ever smelled the breath of a whale? I did, and it smells really fishy. During a whale watching boat trip, I felt Read more »
Lopare’s dogs gradually gained more and more allies, until the whole community a
24th March 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
I recognized the black and tan dog at once, even though she had noticeably changed — she had put on weight, and was Read more »
If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Afr
24th March 2015 by Jason Bell
I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress Read more »
Invited guests cut the cake to mark IFAW EA 15th anniversary
20th March 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Planning and organizing IFAW’s 15th anniversary event felt like putting together a production to be viewed by more Read more »
Will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ul
18th March 2015 by Jason Bell
In December 2014, at the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Gaberone, a number of governments agreed to a series of urgent Read more »
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update
18th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher Read more »

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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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