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A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather we Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Teaching youth the problems with owning exotic pets
3rd July 2014 Maha Oda
Ownership of exotic animals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rampant. To stem this phenomenon, the International Fund Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
Whale friendly tourism draws tourists and krónas, protecting whale population
1st July 2014 Marc Riley
My first trip to Iceland came in 1982. If memory serves it was a very, very different place then. Tourism was in its infancy Read more »
Seizure at Indian airport results in the rescue of 440 endangered star tortoises
27th June 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Earlier this year, India customs officers seized 440 star tortoises Read more »
Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
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 »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
Shrouded in secrecy, Namibian seal hunt closes for another season
15th November 2011
November 15 marks the official closing of the Namibian seal hunt for another season. Despite calls from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups for transparency around Namibia’s annual hunt for Cape fur seals, it remai Read more »
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the prese Read more »
Whale research vessel sets sail to survey marine mammals in the North Sea
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the presen Read more »
28th October 2011
On October 14, concerned residents intercepted a truck packed with more than 800 dogs in Zigong, Sichuan province heading to Guangxi for slaughter. The dogs were cramped into 100 cages without food or water for three to four days. Veterinarians cond Read more »
26th October 2011
These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be d Read more »
20th October 2011
The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, received an anonymous tip-off at 08h30 this morning (Thursday) to say that janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary School had been spotted digging a hole on the perimeter of the school sports field, and then bury Read more »
17th October 2011
The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - “There is no reward that comes with these Read more »
14th October 2011
“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we bel Read more »
13th October 2011
While the name of these two species of pilot whales seem to indicate only slight differences, biology shows that  they are actually very different species of whales - both physically and genetically. “To put it in perspective a household d Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 by Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014 by
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays Read more »
Protecting Whales
7th November 2014 by
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If 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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