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A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Bahrain holds first wildlife trafficking training since joining CITES
30th May 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Bahrain, an archipelago of thirty-seven islands about twenty-four kilometers from the east coast of Saudi Arabia and twenty- Read more »
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete
29th May 2014 Sarah Davies
The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from Read more »
29th May 2014 Shannon Walajtys
So when my International Fund for Animal Welfare colleague Jennifer Gardner and I aren’t flying off to the latest Read more »
Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged
29th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
May 29th 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve. On that day, China’s State Council Read more »
UK Director Robbie Marsland gives lecture about IFAW's work in Iceland
28th May 2014 Robbie Marsland
The Geographical Society of Russia is more than one hundred years old and has recently been given a new lease on life by Read more »
5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28th May 2014 J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
28th May 2014 Hanna Lentz
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Read more »
Northern Dogs Project provides vital animal care to Northern Canada
27th May 2014 Janice Hannah
It’s that time of year again when the Northern Dogs team, including the vet team, head north to provide services to 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 »
9th March 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The U.S. Read more »
28th February 2011
The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the past two decades, the number of African lions has declined by at least 48.5 percent as a result of retaliatory killings, loss of habitat and prey species, over-exploitatio Read more »
22nd February 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – condemns violence against humans and animals and calls on the European Union to take action to support African countries like Chad which are asking for help to save these endangere Read more »
17th February 2011
“IFAW is stunned at the shortsightedness and arrogance of the Canadian government for allowing the slaughter of 60,000 grey seals to proceed, beginning today in Nova Scotia,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, Read more »
16th February 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director, Julius Kipng'etich, confirmed that this new figure represents a 2 per cent increase compared to 4 per cent in the previous census. Seven fresh, 41 recent and 295 old carcasses were found with the deaths like Read more »
16th February 2011
In November last year, in defiance of international opposition and several international laws, Japan's whaling fleet set off for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary with the intention of training its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. Despite a glob Read more »
11th February 2011
Wildlife carers in the region requested the help of IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) The IFAW team joined forces with Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Inc. and Mission Beach Wildcare to coordinate response efforts. The team is of Read more »
11th February 2011
“The government of Canada is wasting the hard earned money of Canadians to fight a battle that the citizens of the European Union have said is already lost,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “the EU does not Read more »
7th February 2011
IFAW immediately met with the local wildlife association and vets to develop a response plan for animals in the area who are suffering primarily from a loss of food sources and shelter as a result of the two disasters. “With the cumulative aff 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 »
6 Kuzya the tiger in China myths busted
17th October 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
There has been a lot of media coverage of Kuzya the Amur tiger’s trip to China.  Has he really killed those Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014 by adintino
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week Read more »
IFAW participates in Animaux dans la celebration in Ixelles on October 4, 2014.
16th October 2014 by James Pirnay
On October 4th, to celebrate World Animal Day, the Commune of Ixelles (one of the 19 districts of Brussels) organized the Read more »
IFAW-WTI refresher course reinforces Bhutanese rangers training.
16th October 2014 by James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
Two rescued orphaned cubs enjoy Thanksgiving thanks to Northern Lights.
16th October 2014 by Michelle Cliffe
This past weekend, as many people were tucking in to Thanksgiving dinner and counting their blessings, our cell phones were Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014 by slajoie
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by Read more »
IFAW welcomes Jane Goodall to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
With all her wisdom and passion on a wide range of fronts, it is no surprise that Dr. Jane Goodall is the most preeminent Read more »
IFAW welcomes HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
When I first met HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein, our conversations revolved around a sanctuary she had recently set up to Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane 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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