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Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical.
31st August 2016 Jason Bell
The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past Read more »
Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection.
30th August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Connel Bradwell works in environmen
29th August 2016 Nancy Barr
The following blog has been written by one of our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates, Connel Bradwell. For more Read more »
Filippa at rest in her enclosure. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center
29th August 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
As our rescued Amur tiger cub, Fillipa enjoys the dense foliage in her natural enclosure, we can see that she is growing Read more »
Swaziland has proposed to alter the existing annotation on the Appendix II listi
26th August 2016 Jason Bell
Just when we were all expecting South Africa to take the lead in proposing trade in rhino horn at this year’s 17th Read more »
Sadly, no amount of fences, crossings and tree planting can save The Ballina koa
25th August 2016 Josey Sharrad
Tuesday 22 August 2016 will go down as a sad day for koalas and Australian politics. That was the day we learnt that on the Read more »
Two orphan elephants rescued in two parks in Zambia
24th August 2016 Rachael Murton
This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded Read more »
24th August 2016 Erika Flores
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Read more »
Goldie was one of two emaciated dogs that arrived at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic
23rd August 2016 Rosalind Spencer Stone
Recently we had two emaciated dogs arrive at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, an International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, Read more »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
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 »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3rd March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3rd March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Stars come out for Hollywood premiere of IFAW seal hunt documentary
20th September 2016 by Donna Gadomski
Last week at NeueHouse Hollywood, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) teamed up with the Discovery Channel to Read more »
Annual study of beluga whales in Russia’s White Sea successfully concludes
20th September 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Another season of data collection of the Solovetsky Island beluga whale congregation off Cape Beluzhy, held every year as Read more »
Approximately 1,500 households in Greater Manas have benefitted from fuel effici
16th September 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
When a Wildlife Trust of India survey revealed that 92 percent of Indian village households near wildlife habitats are Read more »
16 dolphins were staged on the beach to be triaged and prepared for transport.
16th September 2016 by Katie Moore
UPDATE:The following morning brought another single rescue and release.  Friday afternoon an additional 15-20 dolphins Read more »
Crime scene training in Tsavo.
15th September 2016 by Tim Spalla
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed Read more »
In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15th September 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
15th September 2016 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14th September 2016 by Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14th September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on 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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