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The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16 February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15 February 2013 Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
15 February 2013 Azzedine Downes
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Read more »
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm
14 February 2013 Shannon Walajtys
When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand Read more »
, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA family
14 February 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Today (the moment of writing) is Valentine’s Day so it seems appropriate that I use this post to talk about my love of Read more »
Jason Bell is running the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and money for eleph
12 February 2013 Jason Bell
As a keen runner, the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon for IFAW to raise awareness of the plight of elephants is a Read more »
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11 February 2013 Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government Read more »
Global warming is wreaking havoc on polar bears.
8 February 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
A new report published in the journal Conservation Letters reveals that anthropogenic global warming is wreaking havoc on Read more »
Multi-generational interactions are critical to elephant survial
6 February 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Many of you will have noticed increasing global media attention on the crisis facing African elephants. The ivory trade is Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend might be a coldblooded killer! Many of us love cats and enjoy having them in our lives. They are a source of companionship, comfor Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants
19 July 2017
Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK’s ivory market and save this ic Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe 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 »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31 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
30 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 »
27 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 »
How tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’
25 March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
In the evening, after 6 pm, all the tigers come out as if at a command. Kuzya lies down on a hill top or in a clearing. Read more »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25 March 2014 by adintino
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), Read more »
Spotlight India: A lifestyle of hunting and trapping and its conflict with tiger
24 March 2014 by Kelvin Alie
The following was written by Wildlife Trust of India’s Jose Louies, recounting my recent visit to Central India where Read more »
24 March 2014 by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21 March 2014 by adintino
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death Read more »
© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
20 March 2014 by adintino
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat 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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