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Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb
23rd October 2012 Robbie Marsland
There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises Read more »
Miss France recently attended the IFAW CAIR event in France.
22nd October 2012 Delphine Wespiser
There’s an anecdote about my decision to get involved with IFAW: when I found out the Director was from Alsace like me Read more »
Benny is teaching us all about facing adversity with a positive attitude.
22nd October 2012 Janice Hannah
Benny arrived on our Canadian Thanksgiving as expected and was at the vet’s office the next day for a diagnosis on his Read more »
MEP David Martin (seated) learning about whale research on board Song of the Wha
19th October 2012 Adrian Hiel
There are three remaining countries in the world that engage in the cruel practice of commercial whaling and two of them are Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb.
17th October 2012 Sheryl Fink
Yesterday, the Honourable Mac Harb bravely addressed the Senate of Canada as debate resumed on his bill to end the seal hunt Read more »
Slideshow: favorite images of Balinese World Rabies Day participants
16th October 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
This year for World Rabies Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) were Read more »
16th October 2012 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Read more »
15th October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Read more »
Gaju the big blue elephant causes a sensation at the station
13th October 2012 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An amazing sight greeted hundreds of spectators at platform no. 10 of Secunderabad railway station in the southern Indian 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 assists ASPCA and HSUS in second largest  dog fighting case in US history
27th August 2013 by
In a case led by Auburn Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United States Attorney’s Office, Read more »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
26th August 2013 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
World Dog Day: A dog’s health is our health.
25th August 2013 by
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures Read more »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013 by
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory Read more »
Time to Legally Scupper “Ship of Shame”
22nd August 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – has called the planned shipment of live animals to Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 by Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 by April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as 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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