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Will only words remain for the lion?
6th June 2011 Nathan Herschler
Only by fixing the system can we make sure we are providing imperiled species like the African lion with the best Read more »
6th June 2011 Jason Bell
Besides the obvious public safety concerns, the industry is thus fraught with numerous animal welfare concerns, which seem Read more »
3rd June 2011 Jason Bell
It is no longer the exception, but rather the norm, that managers and decision-makers base conservation rulings on their own Read more »
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 »
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 »
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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 »
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 »
Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 by Julie Landry
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
8th May 2012 by adintino
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
8th May 2012 by adintino
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
8th May 2012 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
8th May 2012 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
8th May 2012 by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th Read more »
African cow horns. Image source:
7th May 2012 by Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
Field essay: Spring has sprung for three Russian bear cubs
4th May 2012 by Kati Loeffler
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
World of Animals Issue 11
4th May 2012 by rbartlett

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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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