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(From l-r) The author, IFAW Supporter Development Representative Ronelle Peterse
3 March 2017 Lisa Cant-Haylett
When I was 12 years old, I wanted to put my compassion and love for animals into action. But there were no such Read more »
Wombats are among the native wildlife species Australians sometimes choose to ke
3 March 2017 Josey Sharrad
The following is an OPEN LETTER sent electronically to ThreatenedSpeciesCommissioner@environment.gov.au   Re: Keep Read more »
LIVE COVERAGE: Successful release of seven dolphins
3 March 2017 Kerry Branon
In an already-busy season, another seven dolphins stranded today at Herring River in Wellfleet and the International Fund Read more »
2 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so Read more »
One week, seven stranding responses, 20 marine mammals saved
1 March 2017 Brian Sharp
Marine mammal strandings in 2017 have been unusually high for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
28 February 2017 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Read more »
The gibbons will be kept in adjoining compartments of a cage up in the forest ca
28 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the Wildlife Rescue Centre jointly run by the International Fund for Read more »
Endangered tiger sharks have attacked people in Indian Ocean waters in the past,
27 February 2017 Aurore Morin
A young body boarder sadly died following a shark bite off Reunion Island, a French territory near the coast of Madagascar Read more »
2 December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
2 December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20 November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19 November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18 November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18 November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11 August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4 August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22 July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15 July 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat
14 July 2015
Leading animal welfare charity the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is delighted that the Government has come unstuck in its attempts to sabotage the Hunting Act. The Government announced today that it was postponing a vote scheduled for Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia.
27 April 2017 by Rebecca Keeble
In 1979 Australia adopted an anti-whaling policy, permanently ending whaling in Australian waters. At the same time Read more »
26 April 2017 by Taren Welthagen
A few weeks ago, we received a desperate call for help from Greyhound Rescue South Africa. They had received information Read more »
The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
25 April 2017 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017 by adintino
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017 by adintino
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 by Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater H
20 April 2017 by Brian Sharp
This week marks the anniversary of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on the Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017 by adintino
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants Read more »
19 April 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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