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On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15 May 2013 Sheryl Fink
The discussion on the European Union’s import ban on seal products continued last week as the second panel Read more »
The market for species such as elephants has grown to become a massive global in
15 May 2013 Satyen Sinha
Every time I read a report on the state of wildlife, I seem to be faced with the news of yet more dead animals poached for Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14 May 2013 Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14 May 2013 Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings Read more »
This is the story of the Dutch photographer Chris Slappendel and his Tiger Trail
Imagine this: you love wildlife, you have been on many safaris and your biggest wish is to see the tiger in its natural Read more »
Spotlight China: Guangzhou’s new Public Safety Bureau animal shelter, an educate
13 May 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Dog ownership in China has boomed in recent years. But more dogs don’t necessarily mean that owners are aware of how Read more »
10 May 2013 Erica Martin
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Read more »
Community members rejoice as mother and pups are rescued
This story was recently shared with us by a staff member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
The slideshow above features calls to protect elephants from students around the
7 May 2013 Nancy Barr
Together, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Education team and Time for Kids (the youth Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that come ashor Read more »
Rescued endangered rhinos one step closer to the wild
9 January 2018
Three female rhino calves rescued from monsoon floods that devastated Kaziranga National Park in 2016 and hand-raised at the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) were translocated to Manas National Park for eventual reh Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop the cruel and unethical poisoning of predators in Canada. Between 2012 and 2017, 168 animals were reported killed from strychnin Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife confere Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial amazon parrot
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their a Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
21 June 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21 June 2014 by Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20 June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20 June 2014 by Mackie Greene
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Not “faux” - eBay’s continued efforts to help protect elephants
20 June 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Given the rampant poaching of African elephants for their tusks, and the large illegal ivory market, elephants haven’t Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19 June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
19 June 2014 by adintino
The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18 June 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18 June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »

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