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New CLAW director Taren Welthagen with Vincent and Dyanti, who recently came tog
27 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This blog comes from CLAW’s new Director, Taren Welthagen, about an amazing adoption story that she was part of Read more »
The author with the manatee who was rescued on Cape Cod and eventually taken dow
26 December 2016 Brian Sharp
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team attended to many wayward, stranded, and entangled animals in 2016; in March, we Read more »
The author with one of his patients at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsh
26 December 2016 Lazola Sotyingwa
It is 6:00 am and I feel like staying in bed. The weather outside is cold, wet and windy – a typical Cape Town winter Read more »
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Read more »
This mother dog was extremely protective of her newborn brood.
22 December 2016 Erika Flores
A call for help on Facebook took me to a newly-built school where two dogs had made their home. The dogs had been fed by the Read more »
The Arctic waters recently protected by President Obama are home to polar bears,
22 December 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Some families open one present on Christmas Eve, but President Obama apparently likes to get an even bigger jump-start on Read more »
Zebra numbers had previously dropped from 600 to a mere six individuals but in 2
21 December 2016 Mike Labuschagne
The destruction and damage caused by the bush meat trade in Africa is often overshadowed by the highly publicised illegal Read more »
Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a
21 December 2016 Peter LaFontaine
A new year – and a new face in the White House – presents an opportunity to think about our conservation Read more »
This puppy Meesha was found on the streets of Jajce with a leg injury, brought t
20 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
About 150 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo, in the picturesque town of Jajce, I walk along the ruins of an ancient courtyard Read more »
16 June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10 June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2 June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2 June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26 May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15 May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4 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 »
29 April 2015
IFAW Russia collaborated with the Russian branch of the international advertisement  giant BBDO in production of a Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3 March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3 March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27 January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25 January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi 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 »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 by Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
31 January 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
27 January 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 by Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017 by adintino
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite Read more »
Young puppy Bruno was brought into the clinic after being hit by a car. He was t
20 January 2017 by Sheena Dale
Every rescue is different at Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), with animals often being brought in with extensive Read more »
The tiger cubs in this advertising flyer from July 2016 are suffering from Meta
19 January 2017 by Meredith Whitney
Note: This article is the first in a multi part series explaining cub petting. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Tigers Read more »
The CLAW team at the rescue site of feral puppies found near a dumpsite in South
17 January 2017 by Sheena Dale
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) is no stranger to unusual rescues. Witness a recent multiphase rescue of feral puppies Read more »

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In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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