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15th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
In most French-speaking places ‘La Rentrée’ refers to the return to school for eager, and not-so eager Read more »
Breaking: US puts a shot across Iceland’s bow on whaling
15th September 2011 Patrick Ramage
It's coming across the wires as I type: President Obama has just announced diplomatic moves against Iceland for its Read more »
IFAW films during Wildlife Enforcement training in Gaborone.
14th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
Many of those secret details will eventually be known to all, as the main purpose of this training is to launch a series of Read more »
IFAW films at the Police College in Gaborone.
13th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
As we drove out of the airport, the high walls and electrified fences of Johannesburg quickly changed into the parched Read more »
13th September 2011 Elena Zharkova
After 22 days of bad weather on Piltun (including fog, rain, and wind), evening of August 19th gave us a hope that we will Read more »
Almost 700 tusks were seized in Malayasia.
12th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
More often than not, we are left with only anecdotal evidence; stories and accounts which once combined, can still give us Read more »
Elephant families in Amboseli.
9th September 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
9th September 2011 Fred O'Regan
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
Ivory poaching has gone high-tech.
7th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
My parents were sadly part of the significant minority who believed that you could get ivory without hurting the elephant 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by adintino
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
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26th November 2012 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Read more »
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade
21st November 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most Read more »
Lunchtime at the Centre
20th November 2012 by John Berry
I’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India. I was helping to Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 by Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012 by adintino
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
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16th November 2012 by adintino
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012 by adintino
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a 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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