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Chodoba, Batoka and Kafue in the Kalenje Forest 23rd Dec - last time all 3 seen
12 February 2016 Rachael Murton
It’s an exciting time when the efforts of the team are paying off, to see the elephants living back in the wild where Read more »
Trophy hunting and the illegal fur trade are the primary threats to leopards.
12 February 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
In a decision announced by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, no leopard hunts will be authorized in Read more »
11 February 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Read more »
On eve of film fest screenings, Huntwatch director reflects on challenge
11 February 2016 Brant Backlund
Three years ago, I took a job to direct a feature documentary film called Huntwatch. I didn’t know it at the time, but Read more »
Caption: Mary went from stray, broken puppy to a beloved member of a family.
10 February 2016 Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--LCH I am reminded of a story Read more »
9 February 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Read more »
With drought still ravaging South Africa, at least CLAW’s got power!
9 February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Rain in January brought some relief to a parched South Africa and many pictures were posted of farming folk dancing as the Read more »
Terriermen on quadbikes during a supposed trail hunt
5 February 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
This blog is part of a series of blogs that feature excerpts of IFAW’s report Trail of Lies, which is the most Read more »
The female sub-adult clouded leopard was found by villagers, who handed her over
5 February 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Amidst beaming faces and clicking cameras, a sub-adult female clouded leopard that was rescued by villagers in Assam Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Making waves for whales on World Oceans Day
8 June 2016 by Patrick Ramage
Whales, dolphins and our planet’s oceans face a wide variety of threats, more today than ever before in history. Read more »
A fire destroyed the small clinic in the Gorlovka animal shelter. Medical suppli
7 June 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The word ‘determined’ has new meaning for me since starting to work with IFAW partners around the world. Take Read more »
Leading up to the 8th Sino-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue this week, IFAW an
7 June 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The Obama Administration finalized new rules plugging a series of loopholes, which will make it much harder for criminals to Read more »
Fran has been an amazing mother to pups Jan, Ann, Nan, Van, Stan and Dan.
6 June 2016 by Janice Hannah
The second set of the Northern Dogs annual spring vet clinics are just about to hit the road. For the sixteenth year, the Read more »
It is clear that the status quo wasn’t doing enough to protect elephants from Am
2 June 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The Obama Administration has finalized new legal protections for African elephants, culminating a series of loophole Read more »
Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived their second winter in the wild.
1 June 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
New photographs of the tigers famously released back to the wild show that Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1 June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31 May 2016 by James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
The author with one of the clinic's dogs in his care. PHOTO: ©Nick Bothma/EPA
30 May 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—LCH I arrived at the Read more »

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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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