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A plethora of puppies!
9th August 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
8th August 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8th August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
Indian tigress rescued, released before serious incident
5th August 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team led by Read more »
4th August 2016 Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Read more »
3rd August 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Read more »
Whenever a wildlife encounter comes to the attention of the CLAW staff, it’s see
2nd August 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
In the townships and suburbs of the West Rand, among the communities Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) serves, there are Read more »
#Standwithrangers on World Ranger Day
31st July 2016 Azzedine Downes
World Ranger Day celebrates the passion rangers have for their calling and commemorates those tragically killed or injured Read more »
Filippa in her new enclosure.
29th July 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Critics claimed that orphaned wild tigers could never be rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild. With PRNCO Tiger Center Read more »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7th May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
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 »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
19th March 2015
They say there was no evidence. They say they hunt legally now. They say they now do “trail hunting” (following 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 »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Duffy supports campaign to save around 10,000 dogs from slaughter at dog meat ev
10th June 2015
Duffy has joined with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to call for an end to an annual dog meat event in Yulin, China, which could see around 10,000 dogs butchered and eaten. The Grammy and multi Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter a Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
Animal welfare charity urges British Ambassador to China to save estimated 10,00
4th June 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling on the British Ambassador in China to intervene and help ban the horrific annual mass consumption of dog meat in Yulin City. The event in Guangxi Province takes place around the summer solst Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
So far more than 3,943 badgers have been shot and killed as a result of the cull
1st September 2016 by David Cowdrey
With a feeling of complete disbelief I am flabbergasted that the Government has announced its intention to extend the badger Read more »
The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO:
31st August 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by the Read more »
We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to c
31st August 2016 by Azzedine Downes
I am headed this week with an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) delegation of scientists, policy makers and Read more »
Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical.
31st August 2016 by Jason Bell
The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016 by adintino
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s Read more »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31st August 2016 by
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted Read more »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31st August 2016 by smoos
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Read more »
Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection.
30th August 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Read more »
Badger slaughter set to begin imminently
30th August 2016 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, following today 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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