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An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a thief.....it stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
The Author with President Kenyatta.
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
Discussions with @UKenyatta @PresidentKE @JudiWakhungu to increase wildlife security in East /Horn Africa @aworipat pic. Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory https://t.co/JQc5AQCCpf #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS pic.twitter.com Read more »
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli.
25th September 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli tucked away to the south of Kenya to meet with the Read more »
With your help, we are committing to feed 4000 cows.
24th September 2015 Jennifer Gardner
Last month while responding to the floods in Myanmar, we were overwhelmed by the vast area of impacted communities; it Read more »
The new walls were in need of some colour and Raine and her friends jumped to th
23rd September 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Just in time for the start of the southern hemisphere spring, a group of energetic and creative volunteers painted a Read more »
Artists like the Balfours have tremendous power to motivate people to protect wi
22nd September 2015 Azzedine Downes
    On World Rhino Day, I am delighted to share these photos from Daryl & Sharna Balfour, acclaimed Read more »
21st September 2015 Britt Beedenbender
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Read more »
CLAW staff rescued a Shar-Pei from a ditch in Krugersdorp, South Africa.
18th September 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
A foul smell rises up from the concrete ditch through which a small trickle of water runs. It comes from two dead dogs Read more »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
12th September 2013
In the video above, we see key footage obtained by Wildlife Crime Investigators for the International Fund for Animal Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
2nd August 2013
Proximity does matter. When you work in an international animal welfare organisation, you spend a lot of time in long Watch Video »
1st August 2013
In this video above, IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland takes us through a ‘day in the life’ of carers working to Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
by adintino
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
by adintino
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
by adintino
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
by adintino
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
by adintino
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
by adintino
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
by adintino
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
by adintino
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
by adintino
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
The author explains the nuances of demand reduction and how policy affects it to
15th October 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: A day after this original blog ran, China’s State Forestry Administration announced a one-year ban on the Read more »
Responders travel by boat to attend to some animals in need. © IFAW/J.Franklin
15th October 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The waters rose so quickly across South Carolina that many residents were not able to think twice when mandatory evacuations Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015 by adintino
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015 by adintino
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
Japan should undertake another year of non-lethal Antarctic research, and join l
14th October 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The Japanese,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a speech last month to the United Nations General Read more »
Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival
14th October 2015 by Azzedine Downes
As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Read more »
Of all the threats to lions, trophy hunting is the one that can most easily be e
14th October 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Three months after Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota, brutally killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it has Read more »
13th October 2015 by Michael Booth
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Read more »
The lines and nets used for fishing can pose a serious problem for the giant fil
13th October 2015 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Born and raised on Campobello Island, Captain Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an intrepid group of Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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