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The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Familiar arguments in debate on unscientific badger cull
6th November 2014 Philip Mansbridge
This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament – a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
Sierra Leone chimps need help in the wake of Ebola outbreak.
28th October 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
“From the sanctuary office, I can hear the siren of the Ebola ambulance as it is responding to yet another suspected Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
Helping animals in the wake of Indian cyclone Hudhud
24th October 2014 Shannon Walajtys
Following the severe destruction of tropical cyclone Hudhud, which barreled into the eastern Indian port city of 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 »
Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9th February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
7th February 2012
More than 30 officials from wildlife law enforcement, customs, immigration, ports, judicial and park management in Tanzania are attending a national training workshop to enhance their capacity and ability to fight and prevent wildlife crimes. The wee Read more »
IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support
2nd February 2012
A “Day of the Seal” was arranged by Canada’s Conservative government on Parliament Hill today, purportedly to show support for sealers, but according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the government is falling shor Read more »
Miss France 2012 Delphine Wespiser joins IFAW's fight for animal protection
27th January 2012
Delphine Wespiser has always been concerned about animal welfare, but ever since her election as Miss France 2012, she has been determined to use her newly-found fame as a way of advancing a cause she is committed to. Aged only 20, student in interna Read more »
26th January 2012
  Satellite tracking data from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( suggests the majority of dolphins rescued during recent mass strandings have survived their ordeal and are currently about 18 miles off the coast o Read more »
Nearly 60 dolphins strand on Cape Cod
17th January 2012
In a massive rescue effort, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team has been able to rescue and release 19 of the 27 Common dolphins that stranded alive on Cape Cod shores during the Read more »
Justice Time for Dog Buried Alive – Accused Men in Court
11th January 2012
The trial of two men accused of burying a dog alive on the sports field of a Cape Town school, begins on Friday 13th January. Poto Mfengu and Mkhumbuzi Ncedana, janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary High School in Khayelitsha, are charged under the anima Read more »
China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions
11th January 2012
 IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare— applauds an emergency notice from China’s State Forestry Administration urging all Chinese auction houses to adhere to wildlife laws and regulations. The notice highlights Ch Read more »
South Africa, New Thread in the Ivory Web?
10th January 2012
Asian officials yesterday intercepted a large-scale consignment of illegal ivory shipped from Cape Town, South Africa – the second such haul in less than two months. And today, two Chinese nationals appeared in court in the city after they were 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 »
17th February 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Read more »
After 10 years of the Hunting Act, hunters continue to flout the law
17th February 2015 by
As the Hunting Act reaches its 10th anniversary today (Wed), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls for Read more »
13th February 2015 by Anna Filippova
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 by Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015 by
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015 by
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, 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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