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A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22nd May 2013 Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »
The Northern Dogs project team receives an enthusiastic greeting from
21st May 2013 Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs Project has returned north for the spring 2013 season!  We are back from working in the communities Read more »
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Read more »
Jalila and her daughter
17th May 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Usually I try to restrict my blog to writing stories about my study families; these are the elephants that I know well as I Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15th 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
15th 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
14th 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."
14th 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
14th May 2013 Arien van der Heijden
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 »
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 »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o 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 »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 by Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18th January 2014 by Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
Horn of Contention – Reviewing the  Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn
17th January 2014 by
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
17th January 2014 by
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16th January 2014 by Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16th January 2014 by Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15th January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
EU parliament votes to stop wildlife crime
15th January 2014 by
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at 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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