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Washburn was released back to the wild today in Florida as a crowd looked on. Ph
1 November 2016 Brian Sharp
Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued this summer, has been released back to the wild. She was released Read more »
IFAW, in partnership with KWS, is now set to collar six more elephants to augmen
31 October 2016 Steve Njumbi
Development is taking place in the remote rangelands of Kenya and Tanzania, home to the world’s most famous and Read more »
The changes from Victoria’s Puppy Farm and Pet Shops Bill are significant in the
31 October 2016 Vanessa Amoroso
After years of campaigning and lobbying in the state of Victoria, Australia, new legislation was introduced to help curb the Read more »
30 October 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Read more »
29 October 2016 Peter LaFontaine
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
28 October 2016 Matt Collis
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Read more »
One of the seals IFAW successfully disentangled is shown here with its neck stra
28 October 2016 Brian Sharp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been rescuing gray seals for years. Recently, The Marine Mammal Center’s Read more »
27 October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7 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 »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7 April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
19 March 2015
They say there was no evidence. They say they hunt legally now. They say they now do “trail hunting” (following Watch Video »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22 July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat
14 July 2015
Leading animal welfare charity the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is delighted that the Government has come unstuck in its attempts to sabotage the Hunting Act. The Government announced today that it was postponing a vote scheduled for Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6 July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19 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
19 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 »
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 »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
No Return to Cruelty
by rbartlett
A report on the cruelty of hunting with dogs. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Observations during a pet store visit
16 November 2016 by Vanessa Amoroso
As the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) lead on companion animals campaigns in the UK, I recently took a fact- Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
The campaign graphics include one with an elephant and one with a rhino.
15 November 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On November 11th, China’s biggest shopping day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched a new Read more »
Prince William, shown above with Princess Kate Middleton when they visited the I
15 November 2016 by David Cowdrey
Prince William will be the keynote speaker at a conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. He is Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016 by adintino
Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and adjudicating over wildlife cases In Read more »
The author in front of a cache of tusks in Denver in a file photo from 2013.
11 November 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On the eve of Hanoi hosting the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade next week, the government of Vietnam will crush, burn, Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 by Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
Dog houses can help freezing Northern Dogs
9 November 2016 by Janice Hannah
When people from outside our country think of Canada, they often think of vast expanses of frozen tundra stretching as far Read more »
UAE holds its first national animal welfare conference
9 November 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In fulfilment of the prominence placed by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on animal and environmental protection 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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