Each year IFAW rescues elephants, bears, tigers, rhinos and other wildlife that would otherwise suffer and perish, rehabilitate the animals, and return them to the wild if possible.
Sometimes rescued animals cannot be released back to the wild because their injuries are too grave or because they have been living in captivity for too long. In such instances, we help place them into a sanctuary that provides life-long, optimal care for the animals. IFAW collaborates with many different organizations around the world to promote best standards and guidelines for wild animal rescue and welfare. To learn more about this work, click here.
As well as rescuing animals we also address the root causes of wildlife displacement such as habitat loss, orphaning, human-animal conflict, and other factors like that influence survival. We also work to conserve wildlife species and promote biodiversity.
Wildlife Rehab and release projects
Elephant Orphanage Project, Zambia
Wildlife Rescue Centres in India
Bear Rescue Centre, Tver region, Russia
Grizzly bear rescue in British Columbia, Canada
Raptor Rescue Centre, Beijing, China
Rehabilitating tigers in Russia
Forest elephants in Cote d’Ivoire
Bush elephants in Malawi
Gorillas in the Congo
Gibbons in India
Saving Chimpanzees in Uganda
Protecting big cats in captivity in the United States