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The Western Gray Whale Research Team begins its 2014 expedition in Russian seas
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research team Read more »
A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.
10th July 2014 Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9th July 2014 Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather we Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Teaching youth the problems with owning exotic pets
3rd July 2014 Maha Oda
Ownership of exotic animals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rampant. To stem this phenomenon, the International Fund Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
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 »
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 November 2011
An intergovernmental conservation body representing more than 100 countries has failed to recognise whaling as a threat to whale conservation following objections from Norway, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial reason Read more »
Shrouded in secrecy, Namibian seal hunt closes for another season
15th November 2011
November 15 marks the official closing of the Namibian seal hunt for another season. Despite calls from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups for transparency around Namibia’s annual hunt for Cape fur seals, it remai Read more »
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the prese Read more »
Whale research vessel sets sail to survey marine mammals in the North Sea
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the presen Read more »
28th October 2011
On October 14, concerned residents intercepted a truck packed with more than 800 dogs in Zigong, Sichuan province heading to Guangxi for slaughter. The dogs were cramped into 100 cages without food or water for three to four days. Veterinarians cond Read more »
26th October 2011
These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be d Read more »
20th October 2011
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, received an anonymous tip-off at 08h30 this morning (Thursday) to say that janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary School had been spotted digging a hole on the perimeter of the school sports field, and then bury Read more »
17th October 2011
The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - “There is no reward that comes with these Read more »
14th October 2011
“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we bel 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 »
In Sydney, Australia the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (I
14th November 2014 by Jason Bell
Conferences, conferences, conferences; what difference do they make for animals, one might ask, and rightly so.  Read more »
IFAW reports on dire impact of CITES specimens online trade to Russian minister.
13th November 2014 by Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW was invited to make a report at a meeting with Sergey Efimovich Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources Read more »
12th November 2014 by Peter Pueschel
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Read more »
Underdog Stompie Wins Cape Town family’s hearts.
10th November 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Many movies and television programs portray stories about people and animals who, against all odds, rise above their Read more »
IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 by Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014 by
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with 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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