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CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
Fundraise for IFAW
6 January 2017 Helen Nash
I’ve abseiled, bungee jumped, walked on broken glass and hot coals and even run a marathon, but number one on my Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
5 January 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Read more »
Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals
Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals. #UAE penalizes possession Read more »
New Year’s Day breaks dolphin rescue record
4 January 2017 Kristen Patchett
New Year’s has started off with a bang: the largest stranding of Risso’s dolphins in the International Fund Read more »
Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating we
4 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A three-month-old male elephant calf rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW- Read more »
A recent patient at Berliner Tiertafel e. V., an important community center for
2 January 2017 Dörte von der Reith
This year again was a very busy one in our veterinary practice at Berliner Tiertafel e. V. Veterinarian Janine Bräuer Read more »
30 December 2016 Erica Martin
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Read more »
13 May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
23 April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7 April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27 March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3 March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28 February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25 February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21 February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14 February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5 May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30 April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29 April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28 April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21 April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2 April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
UK Development Brochure 2017
by aclark
Building a better world for animals and people. Read more about our work. Read more »
IFAW: Let Your Legacy Live On
by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation o Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016
by jhart@ifaw.org
Annual Report 2016 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 »
2 March 2017 by Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 by Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so Read more »
One week, seven stranding responses, 20 marine mammals saved
1 March 2017 by Brian Sharp
Marine mammal strandings in 2017 have been unusually high for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
28 February 2017 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Read more »
The gibbons will be kept in adjoining compartments of a cage up in the forest ca
28 February 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the Wildlife Rescue Centre jointly run by the International Fund for Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017 by adintino
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Read more »
Endangered tiger sharks have attacked people in Indian Ocean waters in the past,
27 February 2017 by Aurore Morin
A young body boarder sadly died following a shark bite off Reunion Island, a French territory near the coast of Madagascar Read more »
Aerial elephant census in Tsavo
27 February 2017 by adintino
A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is Read more »
24 February 2017 by Katie Moore
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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