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The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
11th March 2015 Peter Howson
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Read more »
10th March 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Read more »
IFAW board members, dedicated California-based supporters, IFAW staff, and sever
10th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
    On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Read more »
Students taking part in wall painting organised by IFAW-WTI, at Himgiri High & M
9th March 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
On Valentine’s Day, when most of the world’s humans wore red to profess their love for fellow humans, 600 school Read more »
IFAW was represented at the round table on “Participation of civil society actor
6th March 2015 Elena Zharkova
I can say now, having worked at IFAW since 2002, that a lot of the knowledge I received during my time at University was not Read more »
6th March 2015 Nancy Barr
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Read more »
4th March 2015 Vivek Menon
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Read more »
4th March 2015 Vicki Fishlock
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
14th November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 k Read more »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush “The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12th November 2013
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday. IFAW is working with Read more »
6th November 2013
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China. Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1st November 2013
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organiz Read more »
Workshop on Shark Conservation in Yemen
25th October 2013
Yemen Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - with kind support from the CMS Secretariat organized specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other CITES lis Read more »
IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy
25th October 2013
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas. The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt 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 »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015 by
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Read more »
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington i
27th April 2015 by Patrick Ramage
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to America this week presents a prime opportunity for President Obama, Read more »
Disaster relief team readies to assess and help animals in Nepal
27th April 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake rises towards 4,000 and emergency and medical relief for human health and Read more »
27th April 2015 by
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 by Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24th April 2015 by Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
    In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly Read more »
23rd April 2015 by Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 by Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived 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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