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A white rhino in the bush in Kenya.
26 July 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile Read more »
An elephant roams Amboseli National Park.
25 July 2017 Azzedine Downes
Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as ma
20 July 2017 Misty Niemeyer
UPDATE: The total is now 10. The 10th and most recent carcass of the critically endangered species North Atlantic Read more »
Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more
19 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress is gearing up for an all-out assault on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), our country’s most effective Read more »
Street artist Sonny’s passion for imperiled animals
19 July 2017 Kelly Johnston
Sonny the street artist is currently painting murals around the world highlighting imperiled species. He has chosen the Read more »
Quadcopter drone purchased by IFAW to protect released Amur tigers.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow law enforcement and first responders to get a bird’s-eye view of things Read more »
The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Inve
17 July 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit (WCIU), established jointly by Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Read more »
Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin t
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
You wouldn’t expect to find a shark in the Rhine River but the German city of Bonn, situated along the Rhine, is Read more »
25 February 2016
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Watch Video »
22 February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
19 February 2016
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Watch Video »
11 February 2016
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Watch Video »
9 February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
4 February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3 February 2016
At famed Maasai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13 January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mba Read more »
IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts
17 January 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long reli Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu Read more »
Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last  critically endangered whales
23 December 2016
Results of independent monitoring confirm violations by Exxon in its transportation of cargo off Sakhalin Island, Russia   Animal welfare and conservation groups are calling on oil giant Exxon to halt operations which threaten the last  wes Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, wit Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 by Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
17 August 2017 by Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017 by adintino
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017 by adintino
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017 by adintino
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the Read more »
14 August 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017 by adintino
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »

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