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What we’ve learned from the ozone layer controversy
23rd September 2014 Paul Todd
Why does the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) engage in international treaty negotiations or global fora, such Read more »
Ukraine crisis: animal rescues continue despite perils
23rd September 2014 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Disaster Response team is currently monitoring several severe weather patterns around the globe and readying our Read more »
The International Conference for Dog Population Management studies dog issues.
23rd September 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
Perhaps you’ve read about it on the internet, in a country halfway across the world. Perhaps you’ve seen it on Read more »
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.
22nd September 2014 Janice Hannah
Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things. First off, it Read more »
Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York
22nd September 2014 Azzedine Downes
This Tuesday, I will take the stage alongside leaders of other major animal welfare and conservation non-governmental Read more »
The Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center releases six bears into the Russian wild.
22nd September 2014 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. -- MV Earlier this month, six Read more »
Öffentliche Verbrennung von Rhinozeros-Horn in Tschechien
21st September 2014 Peter Pueschel
Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now “at the 11 hour to save the rhinos” is not an over- Read more »
IFAW Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center tends 13 bear cubs this summer.
19th September 2014 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. – MV The 13 bear cubs at the Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic spark new global initiative with rhino burning ceremon
19th September 2014 Peter Pueschel
I will be there this Sunday, on the eve of World Rhino Day, when the Czech Environmental Minster, Richard Brabec, watches Read more »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
18th July 2011
A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro Read more »
18th July 2011
“Across Europe, thieves are targeting museums to steal antique rhino horns.  These crimes obviously have grave implications for museum collections and visitors, as well as the Earth’s rhinos, who are being slaughtered to near extinct Read more »
13th July 2011
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare, which backed the paper as a vital measure to secure the IWC’s future credibility and effectiveness, believes the final resolution is a step in the right direction for the forum, des Read more »
11th July 2011
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare is urging delegates from the IWC’s 89 member countries to adopt a policy of greater openness and accountability to ensure the organisation runs effectively and to safeguard its credi Read more »
8th July 2011
Following widely reported accusations of corruption surrounding the meetings in recent years, IFAW is calling for greater openness and accountability at IWC to ensure it runs effectively and that the credibility of the forum is safeguarded. The UK G Read more »
6th July 2011
IFAW’s state-of-the-art Song of the Whale, which uses non-harmful methods to study whales, is currently in St Katharine Docks in London before IFAW’s team of whale experts sail to the 63rd annual IWC meeting to urge delegates to protect t Read more »
1st July 2011
Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock & Fishery Resources in Djibouti, the training aims to cover issues on status of species, magnitude of Read more »
30th June 2011
The hunt, which runs from 01 July to 15 November, is the world’s second largest, next to Canada – which this year only managed to kill 38,000 seals of a total allowable catch (TAC) of 400,000 in 2011. Namibia, in southern African, target Read more »
26th June 2011
The rescue, transport and release of the Grizzlies is part of a unique cooperative pilot project between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW –, the Northern Lights Wildlife Society (NLWS – 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 »
6th January 2015 by Kristen Pachett
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Read more »
Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims.
29th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 by Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunami
26th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
The author giving a talk as part of Schumacher College in Devon’s Earth Talk ser
26th December 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
If you threaten them, we’ll protect them. Sounds like a good slogan for the UN Peacekeeping force, doesn’t it? Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel 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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