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Swaziland has proposed to alter the existing annotation on the Appendix II listi
26th August 2016 Jason Bell
Just when we were all expecting South Africa to take the lead in proposing trade in rhino horn at this year’s 17th Read more »
Sadly, no amount of fences, crossings and tree planting can save The Ballina koa
25th August 2016 Josey Sharrad
Tuesday 22 August 2016 will go down as a sad day for koalas and Australian politics. That was the day we learnt that on the Read more »
Two orphan elephants rescued in two parks in Zambia
24th August 2016 Rachael Murton
This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded Read more »
24th August 2016 Erika Flores
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Read more »
Goldie was one of two emaciated dogs that arrived at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic
23rd August 2016 Rosalind Spencer Stone
Recently we had two emaciated dogs arrive at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, an International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, Read more »
The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habit
23rd August 2016 Kelvin Alie
While some may think of the Africa grey parrot as nothing more than a common house pet—very talkative in nature and Read more »
Five rescuers and their families joined in the release of eight common kestrels
22nd August 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) released eight common kestrels at the Ming Tombs in the Changping District of Read more »
Photo: © Prodip Hazarika
19th August 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In one of the most touching displays of support for flood-affected wildlife, students of a remote school in Golaghat, Read more »
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team has responded to many stranded dolphi
19th August 2016 Kristen Patchett
As tourists and residents here on Cape Cod celebrate the last few weeks of prime beach days, the International Fund for Read more »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11th August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23rd July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
20th July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
17th December 2015
Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three areas of the country and the Government’s decision to further roll out the badger cull. Despite failing to meet minimum tar Read more »
© Bastak
9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
by rbartlett
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
by rbartlett
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
Approximately 1,500 households in Greater Manas have benefitted from fuel effici
16th September 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
When a Wildlife Trust of India survey revealed that 92 percent of Indian village households near wildlife habitats are Read more »
16 dolphins were staged on the beach to be triaged and prepared for transport.
16th September 2016 by Katie Moore
UPDATE:The following morning brought another single rescue and release.  Friday afternoon an additional 15-20 dolphins Read more »
Crime scene training in Tsavo.
15th September 2016 by Tim Spalla
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed Read more »
In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15th September 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
15th September 2016 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14th September 2016 by Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14th September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on Read more »
UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13th September 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10th September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.


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