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Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 Anna Filippova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL Read more »
One of the project’s resident dogs, wakes up from a slumber and ambles over to M
12th March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Maria Limani moved to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape in 1991.  She has two children, one grandchild and two dogs. I Read more »
Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.
11th March 2013 Maha Oda
When I was a kid, I used to watch a TV series called Babar. It was one of my favorite animated series and as far as I can Read more »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
8th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
18th March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Super Cyclone Phailin: 3 days of animal rescue diaries from India
18th October 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Over the weekend the east coast of India was hit by super cyclone Phailin. It triggered the largest evacuation drive in the Read more »
Letters of Love from Around the World  for Lily and her Doggy Friends
18th October 2013 by
 ”Lily” quilts, made from thousands of letters of love and support for an abused dog, were today handed Read more »
Uganda Seizes Two Tonnes of Ivory
18th October 2013 by
Uganda has seized two tonnes (4,600lb) of elephant ivory, bringing to six tonnes the amount of ivory confiscated and linked Read more »
16th October 2013 by Hanna Lentz
In this brief narrated slideshow, International Fund for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Program officer, Hanna Lentz, Read more »
IFAW-WTI animal rescue teams reach cyclone-stricken area in India
15th October 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have dispatched a rescue team to provide Read more »
As September drew to an end, so did whaling in Iceland, but for how long?
14th October 2013 by Robbie Marsland
There are two types of whaling in Iceland. These days, minke whaling is carried out primarily by one vessel, Hrafnreyður Read more »
INTERPOL Environmental Crime Unit: the stage is set to stem the wildlife crime t
11th October 2013 by David Higgins
The July 23rd, 2013 seizure of rhino horn in the Czech Republic en route to China is just one unfortunate example in the Read more »
Members of the IFAW delegation, including the author (2nd from left), and the Ir
11th October 2013 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Once the plane landed on the runway, we went directly to passport control and then headed to the luggage belt to collect our Read more »
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers
10th October 2013 by Katie Moore
As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus. Getting all of the Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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