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17th February 2011 Jake Levenson
When choosing their next vacation destination a couple years ago, Madison Mary’s diving buddy, who is also a whale Read more »
14th February 2011 Jake Levenson
The breezes are picking up as the sun sets over the Atlantic just off the dock where I type. On Day three here in Dominica, Read more »
11th February 2011 Nathan Herschler
In January, as hordes of new Members of Congress were being sworn into the House of Representatives, one Congressional Read more »
10th February 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
It’s been a hectic three days already of counting elephants and other large mammals in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem. So Read more »
7th February 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
UPDATED VIDEO: 7.21.11 - In this overview video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, several members of Read more »
Climate change affects wildlife as well as humanity.
12th December 2010 Paul Todd
I have to say I was hoping for more at the climate talks in Cancun, Mexico. To be there as, unexpectedly, the parties ( Read more »
7th December 2010 Paul Todd
A disaster is looming at the climate change negotiations relating to the way countries are allowed to account for greenhouse Read more »
3rd December 2010 Jason Bell
Monday, was a dark day for lions in South Africa, as our Supreme Court upheld an appeal that effectively puts captive lions Read more »
26th November 2010 Vivek Menon
Was fantastic to be in the same room as Putin and Wen Jiabao and three other prime ministers in the bid to save the tiger. Read more »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help 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 »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade 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 »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for 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 »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag 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 »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 13
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4th September 2012 by Michael Booth
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Read more »
Katniss letting me touch her for the first time.
4th September 2012 by Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and educators to remote and underserved Read more »
One of the VIDAS clinic patients
4th September 2012 by Erika Flores
It is such an incredible experience to be part of the VIDAS clinic. Even though hurricane Ernesto slowed one of clinic days Read more »
Tiger killings contrast Russian government assurances and wild animals are still
31st August 2012 by Anna Filippova
Though 2012 a man was convinced for killing Amur tigers (Russian link) and must pay a penalty in amount of $25,000 USD Read more »
IFAW rushes animal rescue and sheltering teams to Gulf Coast following Hurricane
31st August 2012 by
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - have mobilized teams to Alexandria, Louisiana Read more »
Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?
30th August 2012 by Susannah Calderan
As we move onwards through our 2012 Atlantic odyssey, the next phase is real-time video tracking of Icelandic minke whales. Read more »
IFAW Animal Rescue staff prepare to head out for Hurricane Isaac.
29th August 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
Now classified as a true hurricane, Isaac is forecasted to bring heavy rains and winds across several states along the Gulf Read more »
The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife Service
29th August 2012 by Azzedine Downes
Buying the vehicles was the easy part.  I had just handed the keys to new Toyota Landcruisers to the director of the 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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