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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 »
14th July 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Read more »
Dr Brian May and some of the IFAW UK team were outside the Houses of Parliament
14th July 2015 Philip Mansbridge
We can breathe a (temporary) sigh of relief in the IFAW office today. Some of the IFAW UK team were outside the Houses of Read more »
The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided
13th July 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing Read more »
The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
Using skills and tools learned from our April workshop (pictured here), Animals
10th July 2015 Jennifer Gardner
As I woke up this morning and began checking the news, most of the international headlines were reporting that the eruption Read more »
A neonate calf was rescued from swift steam waters.
9th July 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A newborn male rhino calf was spotted in swift water unable to move inside Kaziranga National Park and Read more »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
12th September 2013
In the video above, we see key footage obtained by Wildlife Crime Investigators for the International Fund for Animal Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
2nd August 2013
Proximity does matter. When you work in an international animal welfare organisation, you spend a lot of time in long Watch Video »
1st August 2013
In this video above, IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland takes us through a ‘day in the life’ of carers working to Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
9th July 2014
With the holiday season upon us the Met's Wildlife Crime Unit, in partnership with animal welfare and wildlife charities, are appealing to Londoners to donate unwanted items made from elephant ivory and other endangered species to help stop the t Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
by smoos
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
by adintino
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
2011 AAE  Elephants Never Forget
by adintino
2011 AAE  Elephants Never Forget Read more »
Tsavo Challenges, Solutions, Hopes July 2005 - June 2011
by smoos
Looking back, it is amazing to see how much we have achieved in the past six years of our joint partnership with KWS. IFAW ha Read more »
by smoos
IFAW Tsavo Conservation Area Animal Spotting Guide Playing Card Set. Standard set of playing cards featuring animal photos fr Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2010 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015 by adintino
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5th August 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 by James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
4th August 2015 by slajoie
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following 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 »

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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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