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That Special Bond: In New York City, holding on to an animal for dear life
3rd June 2014 Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
3rd June 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
6th July 2011
現在ロンドンのセント・キャサリン埠頭に停泊中の、クジラに危害を Read more »
1st July 2011
Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock & Fishery Resources in Djibouti, the training aims to cover issues on status of species, magnitude of Read more »
30th June 2011
The hunt, which runs from 01 July to 15 November, is the world’s second largest, next to Canada – which this year only managed to kill 38,000 seals of a total allowable catch (TAC) of 400,000 in 2011. Namibia, in southern African, target Read more »
26th June 2011
The rescue, transport and release of the Grizzlies is part of a unique cooperative pilot project between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW –, the Northern Lights Wildlife Society (NLWS – Read more »
23rd June 2011
Despite a global ban on whaling, Japan has continued to hunt whales using a loophole which allows ‘scientific’ whaling. There is no valuable science which arises from ‘scientific’ whaling—just valuable whale meat which i Read more »
23rd June 2011
世界中で捕鯨が禁止されているにもかかわらず、日本は「調査」捕鯨 Read more »
21st June 2011
Manas – a biodiversity hotspot that serves as a National Park, a Tiger Reserve and an Elephant Reserve, was listed as a World Heritage site in 1985. In 1992, amidst the civil unrest of the 1980s and 90s, Manas was declared ‘in danger Read more »
20th June 2011
The elephants were killed by camel-riding poachers in the south-west region of Chad, on the border with Cameroon, between Monday 13th and Friday 17th June. The Chad army was unable to prevent the killings. The killings bring to at least 170 the numb Read more »
14th June 2011
“We are truly grateful for the tremendous support we are receiving from our community including Sheila FitzGerald and Arpad Voros of the Old Yarmouth Inn on the recent seal deaths,” said Katie Moore, manager of IFAW’s marine mammal 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 »
Sanctuaries give rescued chimpanzees a new life.
9th October 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
Most of us have experienced some unexpected expenses which have left us a bit short of money, temporarily. When that happens Read more »
Spotlight India: workshops help Assamese women further develop weaving skills
8th October 2014 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The weavers’ training centre in Rowmari, Assam bustled with activity. Eight women weavers, carefully selected from Read more »
Coming to the aid of disadvantaged persons and their dogs in France
8th October 2014 by Charlotte Nivelet
As part of its mission to rescue and protect animals in distress throughout the world, IFAW regularly comes to the aid of Read more »
Why we raise bees at our headquarters
7th October 2014 by Phyllis Bayer
Global plant pollination is in decline. Scientists blame namely two factors: climate change and the scourge of colony Read more »
A seal’s capture, rehab and successful release
7th October 2014 by Brian Sharp
Throughout the year IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings on a number of interns who gain valuable Read more »
Poached rhino horns are being sold for profit!
7th October 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
10/01/2014-Update: Following the outrage and collective efforts, the auction house Cannes-Enchères has decided to Read more »
6th October 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Read more »
IWC65 sees victories and progress for whale conservation.
6th October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I can hardly believe I’m writing this, but the tide really is finally turning in the battle to encourage Japan to end Read more »
Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day
4th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience 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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