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During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9th April 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
 The headquarters of IMO are in London, south of the river Thames overlooking th
8th April 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Underwater noise pollution from ships poses a serious threat to whales and dolphins. So it's great that the Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8th April 2013 Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
8th April 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Read more »
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters
8th April 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a Read more »
All 8 puppies survived, thanks to caring community members and IFAW’s support
5th April 2013 Erika Flores
Playa del Carmen is a paradise; but it also has a history of municipal neglect towards dogs kept in civic facilities. Read more »
4th April 2013 Jason Bell
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Read more »
Twiggy, feeling better.
3rd April 2013 Janice Hannah
Twiggy finally made it south after I spent almost two months working out logistics.  Twiggy is a young, female yellow Read more »
What a difference a couple of months make: "Tika"  in March 2013. Photo IFAW-NLW
2nd April 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
Little Tika, the grizzly bear cub rescued by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner Northern Lights Wildlife Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
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 »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
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 »
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 Marine Mammal Conservation and Animal Welfare Research Award winner, Simon
19th December 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Last week in Dunedin, New Zealand, some 1,200 attendees gathered for the Society of Marine Mammalogy biennial conference. Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013 by
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Read more »
EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013
19th December 2013 by
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18th December 2013 by James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
18th December 2013 by
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17th December 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
16th December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.  While the Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013 by
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " 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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