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A bear named Pueschel was released after he came to OBRC from an animal shelter,
As of now, 11 bear cubs out of the original 16 brought to the Orphan Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) have been released. In the Read more »
Dogs from a shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
19th October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
    This blog is the first in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport Read more »
Children from different schools of the city participated in the interactive talk
19th October 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) organised various fun-filled Read more »
The little puppy we christened Ewok had so many ticks on his tiny 200 gram body
16th October 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
Every day of every week, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) staff head out into the ever-growing shack settlements and Read more »
The author explains the nuances of demand reduction and how policy affects it to
15th October 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: A day after this original blog ran, China’s State Forestry Administration announced a one-year ban on the Read more »
Responders travel by boat to attend to some animals in need. © IFAW/J.Franklin
15th October 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The waters rose so quickly across South Carolina that many residents were not able to think twice when mandatory evacuations Read more »
Japan should undertake another year of non-lethal Antarctic research, and join l
14th October 2015 Patrick Ramage
“The Japanese,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a speech last month to the United Nations General Read more »
Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival
14th October 2015 Azzedine Downes
As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Read more »
Of all the threats to lions, trophy hunting is the one that can most easily be e
14th October 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Three months after Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota, brutally killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it has Read more »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
Snow Leopard Cub taken from the Wild in Pakistan gets new Home
4th December 2014
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Walking the Bears
by adintino
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report FY11
by adintino
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
by rbartlett
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
by adintino
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
by adintino
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
by kradziszewska
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
by adintino
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
9th November 2015 by Heather Morris
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Read more »
9th November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In addition to anchoring shows on China Central Television, Yue Zhang is also an animal advocate. She formed China’s Read more »
The author looks out over the herds of Amboseli’s elephants.
6th November 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Over the past year, I have been encouraged to see more and more wildlife criminals being brought to justice, like the recent Read more »
The author explains that she often takes Fibi’s puppies away for play time, but
6th November 2015 by Ellie Milano
This blog is the third in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
The intent of the Northern Dogs Project is to keep dogs in the communities by he
6th November 2015 by Janice Hannah
As winter approaches, we at IFAW are thinking about the dogs we have rescued and cared for in the Northern communities of Read more »
A Bryde’s whale © Tony Wu. A small, critically endangered population of Bryde’s
5th November 2015 by Matt Collis
Back in 2012 the Ports of Auckland introduced a voluntary protocol for ships coming in and out of Auckland. The purpose was Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
5th November 2015 by Nancy Barr
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and Read more »
Authorized users can navigate the species guide with a touch of the finger.
4th November 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is a first person account by Jose Louise on his experiment with technology to fight wildlife trade in Bhutan. Read more »
“Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory! We need to erect a prot
3rd November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I got off Beijing subway Line 2 at Dong Zhi Men station one night, walking into a long, but well-lit passage way, to Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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