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Two common dolphins rescued and released in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
9th February 2012 Katie Moore
Since my last blog post, dolphins have continued to strand daily on Cape Cod. In the midst of the rescue efforts, we held a Read more »
Going online to teach children about wild animals
9th February 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The practice of keeping wild and exotic animals such as lions, monkeys, tortoises and raptors is increasing through out the Read more »
Jan, Stef and some of the dogs they're helping with your support.
7th February 2012 Janice Hannah
I meant to update everyone on the dog house build for the northern community but between travel and a travel bug, I’ve Read more »
VIDEO: Reinforcement Needed: Day 27 Dolphin Strandings
7th February 2012 Fred O'Regan
The short video below was produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare team. One way to help the team effort is Read more »
Two of the stranded dolphins from yesterday's rescue.
2nd February 2012 Katie Moore
This has been an exceptional stranding season for us - having already responded to 102 dolphins since January Read more »
Calling for Support of an American Legacy: Marine Mammals
2nd February 2012 Fred O'Regan
The waters and dolphins in Cape Cod are capturing attention on a worldwide scale, but unfortunately not for a positive Read more »
The unfortunate Balinese kitten who didn't make it.
31st January 2012 Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi, the founder and Director of the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) never arrives at the office before Read more »
A year in Amboseli: the highs and highs of an elephant researcher
31st January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. The past 12 months have certainly been amongst the fastest of my life Read more »
27th January 2012 A.J. Cady
It's been quite a week.  Fortunately, we haven't had any more stranded dolphins since Monday, but yesterday we Read more »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27th October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
25th October 2016
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, B Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21st October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
17th October 2016
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
New University of Winchester partnership to boost animal welfare expertise
5th October 2016
The University of Winchester has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to create a new generation of animal welfare experts and ensure that animal welfare is recognised and respected as an expert discipline in its own right. Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4th October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
7th May 2013 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel Read more »
IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland speaking at our Parliamentary event this spring
6th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
This week, I learned a new word – prorogue. It’s what the UK Parliament does when it shuts down. Once in a blue Read more »
The author speaking with festival attendees.
30th April 2013 by Mia Crnojevic
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate at the Bex Festival in Switzerland, a weekend Read more »
IFAW Leave a legacy for future generations
30th April 2013 by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation Read more »
Travelers through South Africa's Lanseria Airport asked to "Think Twice" about w
29th April 2013 by Christina Pretorius
When the headlines scream daily about the massacre of elephants for their ivory, or the appalling cruelty of rhino poaching Read more »
Mourning the passing of a passionate Pakistani animal advocate
29th April 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
With great sorrow, the Ravi Foundation in Pakistan has announced to The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Working around open heavens, vets help cats and dogs in Syferbult, South Africa
26th April 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Thunderstorms feature regularly in the skyline over the highveld in Johannesburg and if you ask any Capetonians who once Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013 by adintino
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s Read more »
IFAW-Vet Alexandra knows how to treat all her different patients. Copyright: I
25th April 2013 by Dörte von der Reith
A sick pet but no money for the vet? A lot of people struggling to make ends meet in Germany find themselves in this Read more »

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In the news

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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