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Lola and her puppies: a success for International Homeless Animals Day
21st August 2014 Ellie Milano
In honor of International Homeless Animals Day this past Saturday, a day to draw attention to the problems that homeless Read more »
Gray Whale Research Team marks eight new calves so far
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
19th August 2014 Vicki Fishlock
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Read more »
On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants
18th August 2014 Sheren Shrestha
In the sweltering humid heat of Delhi, Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Achintya Tripathi and I were back in school. Figuratively Read more »
Chartered flight brings rescued baby elephant “Ntubya” to Zambia orphanage
18th August 2014 Sarah Davies
Last Wednesday, an 18-month-old elephant calf, named “Ntubya” after the village in which she was rescued, safely Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
Spotlight Zambia: The secret life of Chodoba
14th August 2014 Sarah Davies
A milestone event was witnessed at Kafue National Park in Zambia last month. The 9-year-old rehabilitated orphaned elephant Read more »
2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. Read more »
12th August 2014 Jason Bell
At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
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 »
17th March 2011
The lucrative nature of the illegal trade in ivory means that stakes are very high for both poachers and the rangers who protect the elephants. It is difficult to know the total cost in human and elephant lives but there is no doubt that thousands of Read more »
17th March 2011
Twenty five participants, including the park conservation officer and his three assistants, are being trained by two French instructors from the APB (Association for the Protection of the Biosphere) experts in anti-poaching strategy as part of an agr Read more »
16th March 2011
Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, has campaigned to end the winter den hunt and to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphan bear cubs back into the wild. To date, IFAW has successfully released more than 150 cubs Read more »
14th March 2011
The elephants will be collared by research scientists from KWS and the International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW IFAW has provided the collars, fuel for aircraft and an on-site technical team. The elephants will be collared by resear Read more »
9th March 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The US-l Read more »
28th February 2011
The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the past two decades, the number of African lions has declined by at least 48.5 percent as a result of retaliatory killings, loss of habitat and prey species, over-exploitatio Read more »
22nd February 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – condemns violence against humans and animals and calls on the European Union to take action to support African countries like Chad which are asking for help to save these endangere Read more »
17th February 2011
“IFAW is stunned at the shortsightedness and arrogance of the Canadian government for allowing the slaughter of 60,000 grey seals to proceed, beginning today in Nova Scotia,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, Read more »
16th February 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director, Julius Kipng'etich, confirmed that this new figure represents a 2 per cent increase compared to 4 per cent in the previous census. Seven fresh, 41 recent and 295 old carcasses were found with the deaths like Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014 by
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. Read more »
The Kuyza the tiger in Taipingou natural reserve. © Taipinggou Nature Reserve
18th November 2014 by Anna Filippova
We have some amazing news – we recently received a photo of Kuzya, the traveler. Kuzya is one of the rehabilitated Read more »
IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 by Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 by Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014 by
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the Read more »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18th November 2014 by
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 by Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 by Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress 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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