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The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Centre rescues rare Bengal Florican
3rd September 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
This is her first ever visit and she represents a critically endangered species. The blue sky and the landscape of   Read more »
South African government strategy continues to put rhinos at risk.
2nd September 2014 Jason Bell
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South Read more »
Spotlight Mauritania: Small is the seed of every greatness
29th August 2014 Dr. Akram Darwich
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. § Although Mauritania is considered a dry region, with most of the Read more »
IFAW applauds Nestlé’s decision to implement humane animal supplier practices
28th August 2014 Carson Barylak
Times are changing. As a representative of Nestlé—one of the world’s largest food companies with Read more »
Ntubya, the orphaned elephant airlifted to Elephant Orphanage Project, has died.
28th August 2014 Sarah Davies
Found scared and alone, the elephant calf came into our care severely dehydrated and protein-deficient from weeks of being Read more »
A life of freedom for our six tigers
27th August 2014 Anna Filippova
When my work day starts, the first thing that I do is check where our released tiger cubs are. They are of course not tiger Read more »
It's World Dog Day, let's think about the whole dog
26th August 2014 Kati Loeffler
On a hot, dusty afternoon in South Africa last spring, a man approached our mobile veterinary clinic with five dogs Read more »
How education and a HELP partnership complete our projects in Malawi
26th August 2014 Azzedine Downes
Liwonde National Park in Malawi is a special place for me. Not only is it home to numerous charismatic animal species, but Read more »
Each summer the team sees native people who stop by the camp and lighthouse, and
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the prese Read more »
Whale research vessel sets sail to survey marine mammals in the North Sea
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the presen Read more »
28th October 2011
On October 14, concerned residents intercepted a truck packed with more than 800 dogs in Zigong, Sichuan province heading to Guangxi for slaughter. The dogs were cramped into 100 cages without food or water for three to four days. Veterinarians cond Read more »
26th October 2011
These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be d Read more »
20th October 2011
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, received an anonymous tip-off at 08h30 this morning (Thursday) to say that janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary School had been spotted digging a hole on the perimeter of the school sports field, and then bury Read more »
17th October 2011
The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - “There is no reward that comes with these Read more »
14th October 2011
“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we bel Read more »
13th October 2011
While the name of these two species of pilot whales seem to indicate only slight differences, biology shows that  they are actually very different species of whales - both physically and genetically. “To put it in perspective a household d Read more »
11th October 2011
The meeting, which also addressed regional implementation of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, was hosted by the CITES Management Authority of China with the support of IFAW and other conservation organizations “ Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
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7th January 2015 by adintino
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Read more »
6th January 2015 by Kristen Pachett
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Read more »
Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims.
29th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 by Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
26th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel 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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