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IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Se
19th May 2015 Evan Mkala
Where do the elephants of Amboseli National Park go when they leave the protected boundaries of the park? Previous research Read more »
VIDEO: CLAW project teaches South African township residents animals are preciou
19th May 2015 Cora Bailey
In the above window, scroll down just a bit to watch the wonderful video featuring the author as she works with her clients Read more »
Pelusa is enjoying her new life as Marbella’s guard dog and companion for her an
18th May 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
A couple of months ago I shared a video about Pelusa, a sweet dog who had been owned by a young man who sadly committed Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team released a King cobra and a Tokay gecko
18th May 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) rescued and released a Tokay gecko Read more »
15th May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality Read more »
Frontline forest guards risk their lives everyday to protect wildlife across the
15th May 2015 Vivek Menon
Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed this blog. --VM Forest Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14th May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW s
14th May 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela If you can read this, there is a high Read more »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to significantly improve school success rates in local communities who live daily with wildlife. The International Fund for Anim Read more »
Is the Fox a pest?
The Burns Inquiry acknowledged that there is a general perception, amongst farmers, landowners and gamekeepers that it is nec Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
2010 IFAW Annual report
IFAW's 2010 Annual Report     Read more »
Tsavo Challenges, Solutions, Hopes July 2005 - June 2011
Looking back, it is amazing to see how much we have achieved in the past six years of our joint partnership with KWS. IFAW ha Read more »
Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the I
16th June 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
  The Amboseli Elephant Project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has embarked on an ambitious Read more »
Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015 by
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015 by
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 by Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
10th June 2015 by Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9th June 2015 by
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them 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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