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People and rescuers bring animals for assistance and sterilization not only from
1st December 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
The new clinic is closer to becoming a reality. We visited the other day. The walls are up, we have stairs now that allow us Read more »
Caption: These 38 one-year-old spur-thighed tortoises subspecies were born in th
1st December 2015 Mark Pestov
Since 2004 with unfailing support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the project “Attention! Read more »
In the wake of the court ruling, the South African government is waiting on the
30th November 2015 Jason Bell
Rhino breeders 1: rhinos 0 Last week’s South African High Court ruling to allow for the domestic trade in rhino horn Read more »
Tafika has spent his first day independent from keepers with elephants in the Re
27th November 2015 Lisa Olivier
Tafika reached a milestone in his journey back to the wild. Seven years old now, Tafika just spent his first full day Read more »
But Julius has clearly followed Cora’s advice – this pup is glowing with health,
26th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
The work of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) can be stressful and difficult – but, oh, how thankful we are for the Read more »
Vivek Menon
25th November 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
#InspiringInnovators: @lilycole chose Vivek Menon, his "elephant corridors" help man and beast Read more »
Mdzananda’s veterinary nurse, Ros Stone, works against time to save the life of
24th November 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Two young boys and an older man brought a dog to our Mdzananda clinic’s reception room recently. This dog was Read more »
Baby elephants at the IFAW/WTI Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
23rd November 2015 Philip Mansbridge
In the northeastern tip of India lies Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinoceroses, buffaloes, elephants, swamp Read more »
Research is conducted to save gray whales, which have almost disappeared off the
23rd November 2015 Elena Zharkova
My knees were shaking. My heart was beating like crazy, and tears were welling up in my eyes. We were approaching the Read more »
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 »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
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IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
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IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 by Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
23rd July 2012 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: OSO a small sized dog with a great heart
20th July 2012 by Erika Flores
Some of my days are so exciting that I wish I could have my thoughts written at the same time things happen to me! This is Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012 by adintino
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Read more »
Healthy fledgling kestrels at BRRC.
19th July 2012 by Kati Loeffler
June is baby month at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) in China. We look Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer
19th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
Emmy is what we call a big producer.  In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog Read more »
A cat at the Northern Dogs clinic chilling on the way south.
18th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
The last Northern Dogs Project vet clinic was over quickly.  It always seems like the vet team has just arrived when, Read more »
17th July 2012 by Elena Zharkova
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Read more »
Comment: the proponents of the ivory trade are eerily quiet today
17th July 2012 by Azzedine Downes
The New York Times today featured an opinion piece titled “Ivory Poachers and Their Enablers”.  Whilst the 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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