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Two recent US federal agency decisions will help both big cats and the public.
5th April 2016 Carson Barylak
Two recent US federal agency decisions bring promise for improving the welfare of big cats in the US and restricting the Read more »
More than 100 teachers recently gathered for a workshop at the Ministry of Educa
5th April 2016 Dima Abo Kous
Wildlife trade is rampant in the Gulf Area, whether it be the trade of live exotic animals or that of products made from Read more »
The author reviews analytics printouts with IFAW Chief of Staff Fay Cuevas and G
1st April 2016 Tim Spalla
This is the first in a series of reports from IFAW’s tenBoma team in Kenya If there is one thing I have learned from Read more »
Five orphan bear cubs progressing at rehabilitation centre
31st March 2016 Mila Danilova
Five bear cubs who arrived in January and February at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Orphan Bears Rescue Centre Read more »
Molly before and after her treatment
29th March 2016 Janice Hannah
It's hard to imagine how cold -35° C is until you’re in it.  With the wind chill it feels more like -45 Read more »
Muchi browses at the front, with Nkala right behind him. Musolole is to the far
28th March 2016 Rachael Murton
The small orphan who was emaciated, stressed and covered in warts when rescued has put on weight and seems more at ease Read more »
25th March 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Read more »
A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24th March 2016 Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
19th December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
30th January 2015
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”:  “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
28th January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires. Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales dur Read more »
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18th December 2014
Today’s Government announcement that the second year of the controversial pilot badger cull again failed to reach its target number and will continue next year was condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), other NGOs and MP Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
Is the Fox a pest?
by adintino
The Burns Inquiry acknowledged that there is a general perception, amongst farmers, landowners and gamekeepers that it is nec Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
by adintino
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
by adintino
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
by smoos
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
by adintino
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived their second winter in the wild.
1st June 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
New photographs of the tigers famously released back to the wild show that Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31st May 2016 by James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
The author with one of the clinic's dogs in his care. PHOTO: ©Nick Bothma/EPA
30th May 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—LCH I arrived at the Read more »
Shy albatross released to the Southern Ocean. PHOTO: © IFAW /Eric J Woehler
27th May 2016 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
The following blog comes to us from Eric Woehler, IFAW Tasmania A juvenile shy albatross was recently returned to the Read more »
As soon as the tile is laid, new hospital cages are built, and the last repairs
26th May 2016 by Cora Bailey
After more than two years struggling to serve Soweto’s communities from divided locations, International Fund for Read more »
Scientists are observing interesting interspecies relations in Filippa’s enclosu
25th May 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Interspecies relationships can be one of the most interesting aspects of animal behavior, especially those between predator Read more »
The ruling against the rhino horn ban seems counter-intuitive when one considers
24th May 2016 by Jason Bell
Based on a number of court rulings over the years, it seems that the odds are stacked against animal welfare and Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23rd May 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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