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Kali was found dog wobbling along the street.
7th May 2015 Brian Sharp
The historic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago affected tens of Read more »
South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5th May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
4th May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1st May 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30th April 2015 Mila Danilova
  In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 Satyen Sinha
    This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic Read more »
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 »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
8th March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6th March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old "Hangglide," a frequent visit Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fell Read more »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28th May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Ivory and tiger body parts for sale on NZ Trade Me site
21st May 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today launched Click to Delete, a report that exposes the sale of endangered animal products on New Zealand’s most popular online trading platform Trade Me. “Over the short survey period, w Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4th June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
4th June 2015 by
IFAW STATEMENT ON:  California State Assembly passage of AB96 Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the Read more »
This year will still go down in history as a devastating year for the endangered
Even though the species has experienced dramatic declines and suffers from the highest mortality rate of all mammals, this Read more »
Preloved website bans the sale of ivory
3rd June 2015 by
Leading animal welfare charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has commended second-hand online Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Read more »
Chodoba has had no qualms in adventuring further afield with fellow orphans.
1st June 2015 by Sarah Davies
Elephants are suddenly showing an increased interest in being released at the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29th May 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory 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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