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Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.
11th March 2013 Maha Oda
When I was a kid, I used to watch a TV series called Babar. It was one of my favorite animated series and as far as I can Read more »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
8th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
Bight Petroleum wants to conduct seismic testing off of  Kangaroo Island,South A
7th March 2013 Sharon Livermore
The International Fund for Animal Welfare recently celebrated a small victory in our campaign here to protect critical whale Read more »
6th March 2013 Adrian Hiel
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel 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 »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013 by
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013 by
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between Read more »
22nd November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22nd November 2013 by Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo
22nd November 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
We are back in Tacloban, just four days after conducting our rapid assessment, and this time around we bring with us two Read more »
Bosnia deliberates euthanasia policy for dogs
21st November 2013 by Rebecca Brimley
UPDATED 12.10.13: The proposed amendment passed a second reading in the House of Representatives on December 6th. 20 Read more »
21st November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
21st November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013 by
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World 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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