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When helping animals in these remote communities, having an automobile helps to
21st July 2015 Janice Hannah
Over the years, IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has travelled to and from remote northern communities in Canada multiple Read more »
20th July 2015 Ian Michler
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
Canada’s obsession with killing seals these days is truly baffling.
17th July 2015 Sheryl Fink
This blog was also published as “The Government’s Grey Seal Cull is Not Based on Science” in Huffington Read more »
17th July 2015 Alexa Kessler
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Perso
16th July 2015 Satyen Sinha
After a recent meeting by European Member State specialists, the European Commission announced that:   “The Read more »
Jane Goodall cuts a cake for her 81st birthday and the 55th anniversary of her w
16th July 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
  World-renowned ethologist and IFAW Honorary Board member Jane Goodall celebrated her 81st birthday and 55th Read more »
More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 20
15th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing Read more »
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 »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
18th March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped. IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaign Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
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4th March 2015
The first ever comprehensive scientific study to assess the population of harbour porpoises, the UK’s smallest cetacean, will begin in the Thames Estuary on Friday (6). A research team on board the unique, non-invasive whale research vessel Son Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
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
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
• 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
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
• 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
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
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
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 by Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen
31st July 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of Read more »
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t
31st July 2015 by Sarah Davies
It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally Read more »
Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally
31st July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage. Celebrities, public figures, and throngs of Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
The domestic violence project finds animals a loving home and the peaceful envir
30th July 2015 by Rianne
Blijf van mijn Dier is a new domestic violence and animal abuse project that has been offering animal abuse Read more »
For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 by Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
28th July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, 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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