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6th October 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Read more »
Children were engaged with a variety of environmental lessons, including IFAW’s
5th October 2015 Anna Filippova
The Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection of the city of Moscow recently invited the Read more »
With the launch of AAE Connect, educators and students will be able to share pro
4th October 2015 Nancy Barr
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” Aristotle Today we are thrilled to launch IFAW’s new Read more »
The first-ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife will be held in Johannesburg,
4th October 2015 Azzedine Downes
Each generation that joins the animal welfare and conservation movement brings with it new energy and new ideas. The more we Read more »
Elephants in Kafue National park PHOTO: © Game Rangers
2nd October 2015 Rachael Murton
It is an exciting time for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia, as their mission of releasing orphaned Read more »
Celebrating Tiger Weekend in Russian Far East
2nd October 2015 Anna Filippova
    Vladivostok residents came out in droves to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the "Day of the Tiger. Read more »
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Read more »
The number of elephant calves at CWRC has increased to eight.
1st October 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A week-old female elephant calf arrived at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India’s Read more »
Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
28th September 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14th May 2015
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns. The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
13th May 2015
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts. “It is about t Read more »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13th May 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015. IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
(L-R: Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, SLASH, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz)
7th May 2015
Tweet it: @Slash releases new song “Beneath The Savage Sun” (HERE) to benefit @action4IFAW. SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video “B Read more »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5th May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015 by adintino
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the Read more »
The author explains the nuances of demand reduction and how policy affects it to
15th October 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: A day after this original blog ran, China’s State Forestry Administration announced a one-year ban on the Read more »
Responders travel by boat to attend to some animals in need. © IFAW/J.Franklin
15th October 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The waters rose so quickly across South Carolina that many residents were not able to think twice when mandatory evacuations Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015 by adintino
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015 by adintino
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
Japan should undertake another year of non-lethal Antarctic research, and join l
14th October 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The Japanese,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a speech last month to the United Nations General Read more »
Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival
14th October 2015 by Azzedine Downes
As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Read more »
Of all the threats to lions, trophy hunting is the one that can most easily be e
14th October 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Three months after Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota, brutally killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it has Read more »
13th October 2015 by Michael Booth
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, 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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