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The new walls were in need of some colour and Raine and her friends jumped to th
23rd September 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Just in time for the start of the southern hemisphere spring, a group of energetic and creative volunteers painted a Read more »
Artists like the Balfours have tremendous power to motivate people to protect wi
22nd September 2015 Azzedine Downes
    On World Rhino Day, I am delighted to share these photos from Daryl & Sharna Balfour, acclaimed Read more »
21st September 2015 Britt Beedenbender
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Read more »
CLAW staff rescued a Shar-Pei from a ditch in Krugersdorp, South Africa.
18th September 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
A foul smell rises up from the concrete ditch through which a small trickle of water runs. It comes from two dead dogs Read more »
This stunning photograph of a tiger was shortlisted from images received.
17th September 2015 J.C. Bouvier
Michael Vickers of West Sussex is the winner of this year’s World of Animals photo contest. Michael’s stunning Read more »
The leopard has already started hunting small prey within the enclosure
17th September 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is an update by Dr. Bhaskar Choudhary on a clouded leopard recently admitted to the IFAW-WTI field Read more »
11th September 2015 Res (Andreas) Krebs
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 Read more »
10th September 2015 Mila Danilova
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Read more »
9th September 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Read more »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
17th December 2014
Watch this video (above) of the staff at IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. As we swiftly Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
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29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
27th April 2015
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organizations this week announced support for the reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 10 Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt
27th March 2015
In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
by rbartlett
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
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6th October 2015 by adintino
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal Read more »
Children were engaged with a variety of environmental lessons, including IFAW’s
5th October 2015 by 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 by 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 by 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 »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015 by adintino
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015 by adintino
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild Read more »
Elephants in Kafue National park PHOTO: © Game Rangers
2nd October 2015 by 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 by Anna Filippova
    Vladivostok residents came out in droves to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the "Day of the Tiger. Read more »
1st October 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named 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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