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A rare sight on Cape Cod: a leatherback turtle strands
2nd October 2012 Brian Sharp
It’s not often an endangered leatherback turtle strands itself on a beach in Massachusetts. In fact, according to Read more »
1st October 2012 Azzedine Downes
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Read more »
Elephants - too few or too many? Martin Meredith has a clear answer.
27th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I get involved in elephant discussions over and over again. During all those discussions one party insists that there are Read more »
In China, vaccinating dogs can save lives
27th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
A few years ago, in the midst of a growing rabies epidemic in Bali, I received a phone call from our partner at the Bali Read more »
27th September 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Read more »
Policy spotlight: working in Germany and Arabia to save the shark
26th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
A few decades ago sharks were considered the monsters of the sea, you would be better off if you didn’t come across Read more »
Amending Turkey's animal welfare law would be bad news for street dogs
26th September 2012 Hanna Lentz
Concern is quickly rising over a proposed amendment to Turkey’s 2004 Animal Protection Law  - No.5199 – Read more »
Innovation and collaboration mark the Dog Population Management Conference
25th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
The first week of September marked an important moment in the effort to end the needless suffering of dogs all over the Read more »
Ravi Foundation helps animals affected by delayed monsoon rains in Pakistan
25th September 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Disaster Response partner Ravi Foundation has deployed their assessment, rescue, Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th 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 »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9th June 2015
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets, these dogs are likely to thrive when they have a detection career. In order to maximize adoption rates for t 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
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IFAW Annual Report 2014
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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 Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
A Western Gray Whale mother and calf.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013 by
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013 by
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
24th July 2013 by
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
23rd July 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23rd July 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to Read more »
IFAW Responds To Etsy’s New Wildlife Policy
23rd July 2013 by
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22nd July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 Read more »
Spotlight Iceland: what is the point of your whaling Mr. Loftsson?
22nd July 2013 by Robbie Marsland
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble.  For years the International Fund for Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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