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14th April 2015 Vicki Fishlock
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Read more »
Dogs lounge on the grass in the park between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophi
14th April 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
“Dogs are essentially an extension of human environmental impacts.” These powerful words, highlighting the Read more »
Netherlands domestic violence project has grown its network and helped 19 animal
14th April 2015 Rianne
In July, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Netherlands office, together with women’s shelter Kadera, Read more »
13th April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps.
11th April 2015 Julia Cumes
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located on a magical little island in Lake Victoria, Uganda, and is Read more »
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows
10th April 2015 Stuart Palmer
IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
4th September 2012
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Watch Video »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tig
7th February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe 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 »
VIDEO: CLAW project teaches South African township residents animals are preciou
19th May 2015 by Cora Bailey
In the above window, scroll down just a bit to watch the wonderful video featuring the author as she works with her clients Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015 by
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015 by
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
Pelusa is enjoying her new life as Marbella’s guard dog and companion for her an
18th May 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
A couple of months ago I shared a video about Pelusa, a sweet dog who had been owned by a young man who sadly committed Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team released a King cobra and a Tokay gecko
18th May 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) rescued and released a Tokay gecko Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015 by
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015 by
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
15th May 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 by Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality 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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