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In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15th September 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
15th September 2016 Res (Andreas) Krebs
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14th September 2016 Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on Read more »
UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13th September 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10th September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9th September 2016 Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9th September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
Events like the one in San Diego raise awareness and put the issue back at the f
9th September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Yesterday, officials burned a stockpile of confiscated rhino horns, rhino horn “medicine” and other illicit Read more »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22nd December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
15th December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10th December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4th December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
8th December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations:
2nd June 2016
Americans accept our shared responsibility to protect wildlife, wherever it may roam  Azzedine Downes, CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the United States’ final ivory reg Read more »
Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online
9th May 2016
Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed to combat illegal online trade in wildlife. The first ever South Africa Wildlife Cybercrime Enforcement training is being hel Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
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12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – and the Wildlife Trust of India ( will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28th September 2016 by adintino
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28th September 2016 by adintino
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28th September 2016 by adintino
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28th September 2016 by adintino
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
27th September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Read more »
27th September 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Read more »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016 by adintino
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016 by adintino
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 Read more »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27th September 2016 by adintino
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.


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