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Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in Read more »
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Read more »
25th June 2015 Christina Pretorius
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Read more »
Watch Regional director Grace Ge Gabriel on CNN’s  On China.
24th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to spreading awareness about global wildlife trade trends and successful demand reduction campaigns on ivory Read more »
23rd June 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Read more »
The ivory carvings and trinkets crushed at Time Square were confiscated from ill
23rd June 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Every fifteen minutes an elephant is killed for the ivory trade. The elephant poaching crisis is going to be on the agenda Read more »
Zambia Elephant Orphanage
22nd June 2015 Ulrica Hansson
Thanks to a generous donation from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) Read more »
We all stand together for stronger protection for elephants, and governments aro
19th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
    Any time of day, the atmosphere in New York City’s Times Square is electric—never more so for Read more »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
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- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to significantly improve school success rates in local communities who live daily with wildlife. The International Fund for Anim Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
by adintino
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
by adintino
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
by adintino
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
by adintino
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
by adintino
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
by adintino
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
by adintino
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
by adintino
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
by adintino
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 by Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
28th July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
28th July 2015 by smoos
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare co-sponsored conference centered on the oft-poached Read more »
23rd July 2015 by Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Afric
22nd July 2015 by Staci McLennan
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and MEPs for Wildlife co-hosted a European Parliament seminar “ Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22nd July 2015 by adintino
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger 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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