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The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as Read more »
This marine animal is considered as one of the rarest and most endangered marine
16th August 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Monk seals are shy animals that are highly affected by disturbance caused by humans. By the end of the twentieth century, Read more »
Striped dolphin breaching at sunset
16th August 2013 Conor Ryan
After completing an intensive search of the northern Aegean Sea for harbour porpoises, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
There is a new breed of scientist on the block.
14th August 2013 Jordi Casamitjana
There is a new breed of scientist on the block. We already have zoologists, vets, geneticists, biologists…but how do Read more »
Little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
14th August 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Here is a post I thought you may enjoy; a story of one of our animal keepers - Ontai (Maheshwar Basumatary) in Read more »
Flood-stricken animals in Pakistan need your immediate help
13th August 2013 Shannon Walajtys
I click on the photos sent to me each day and all I see are water-logged fields stretching out to a distance and hungry eyes 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 »
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 »
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 »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26th October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar 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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
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 »
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3rd April 2014 by adintino
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014 by adintino
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014 by adintino
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
2nd April 2014 by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss Read more »
Victory for whales at the International Court of Justice
1st April 2014 by Vassili Papastavrou
It was a hugely ambitious decision by the government of Australia to take Japan to the International Court of Justice over Read more »
ICJ ruling on Japan's scientific whaling Storify news roundup
31st March 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Below is a round up on today's historic decision from The World Court in the case of Australia vs. the Government Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014 by jcbouvier
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, Read more »
Two things to remember as the World Court rules on Japan’s whaling
30th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I check my iPhone during my layover at Heathrow Airport en route to the Netherlands. The media coverage has already started Read more »
27th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for 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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