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Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined, and, li
30th June 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky Read more »
Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn.
A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow. What Read more »
Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich dividends with one of Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in Read more »
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Read more »
25th June 2015 Christina Pretorius
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Read more »
Watch Regional director Grace Ge Gabriel on CNN’s  On China.
24th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to spreading awareness about global wildlife trade trends and successful demand reduction campaigns on ivory Read more »
23rd June 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Read more »
The ivory carvings and trinkets crushed at Time Square were confiscated from ill
23rd June 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Every fifteen minutes an elephant is killed for the ivory trade. The elephant poaching crisis is going to be on the agenda Read more »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
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24th May 2012
The seizure of 1.5 tons of elephant tusks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, was the single biggest ever ivory haul in the island state, fuelling concerns for the increasing boldness of the illegal ivory trade in developing new routes to ship its con Read more »
Global Impact of Ivory Poaching in Africa  Addressed at Congressional Hearing
24th May 2012
Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday – marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culp Read more »
Rec Boaters Need To Watch Out For Whales – New Report
21st May 2012
Recreational boaters need a greater understanding of what to do when encountering whales and dolphins according to IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare following a review of potential impact from recreational boaters. The rep Read more »
IFAW Honors Unsung Animal Heroes with Animal Action Award
16th May 2012
Recognizing those who have done something outstanding for animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; today announced the recipients of its U.S. Animal Action Awards. Winners ranging from high-school teenagers to governmen Read more »
Preparing the Future Environmental Stewards in the Caribbean
15th May 2012
From May 1 through May 4, the first training session of the pilot Caribbean Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (C-EWCL) class was held in Antigua. The seventeen carefully selected participants from the Caribbean islands and Central American Carib Read more »
8th May 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for killing Read more »
Poll: Americans Support Whale Conservation; New Blueprint Lays Out Government Ac
24th April 2012
A new nationwide survey shows that 77 percent of Americans across the political spectrum agree that Congress and the Administration should adopt a broad whale conservation program, and 89 percent believe that the U.S. should help enforce the global b Read more »
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11th April 2012
All around Australia oil and gas companies are closing in on vital whale habitats. Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas com Read more »
6th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the decision by the Canadian province of Newfoundland to provide €2.7 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company in order to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015 by adintino
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative Read more »
Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13th November 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13th November 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
Dr Saskia as we affectionately call her, with one of her patients.
11th November 2015 by Jennifer Gerner
On a blistering hot Johannesburg day I stand in awe watching CLAW veterinarian Dr Saskia Karius, or Dr Saskia as we Read more »
Hundreds of cheetah cubs are smuggled every year from Africa to the Arabian Peni
11th November 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping cheetahs as exotic pets is a growing problem in the Arabian Peninsula countries. Some believe that owning a cheetah Read more »
Fires flared up in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Cape Town threatening SANCCOB, t
9th November 2015 by Christina Pretorius
    Wildfire threatened the lives of about 300 endangered African penguins in South Africa early Friday morning Read more »
9th November 2015 by Heather Morris
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Read more »
9th November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In addition to anchoring shows on China Central Television, Yue Zhang is also an animal advocate. She formed China’s Read more »
The author looks out over the herds of Amboseli’s elephants.
6th November 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Over the past year, I have been encouraged to see more and more wildlife criminals being brought to justice, like the recent Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.


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