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UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13 September 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10 September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9 September 2016 Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
Events like the one in San Diego raise awareness and put the issue back at the f
9 September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Yesterday, officials burned a stockpile of confiscated rhino horns, rhino horn “medicine” and other illicit Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8 September 2016 Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7 September 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
Elephant advocates around the world can celebrate many major victories in the ba
3 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has long fought against the sole driver of the worldwide elephant poaching Read more »
Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world. PHOTO: ©1StopBrunei
3 September 2016 Mark Hofberg
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is in full swing here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thousands of conservation scientists have 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 »
New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18 June 2013
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large—commi Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
18 June 2013
Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall of 2012, are on the road back to freedom. The cubs were orphaned in October when they were eight months old after their mother Read more »
First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18 June 2013
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in H Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14 June 2013
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31 May 2013
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London’s streets on Saturday June 1st to protest against the imminent badger cull. May and Bill Oddie will join thousands of p Read more »
Science Saving Elephants –  International Partnership Helps Preserve Amboseli El
28 May 2013
Science is taking the lead to secure habitat for elephants and other wildlife in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. In the next five years, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), The School for Read more »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22 May 2013
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Interpol’s international headquarters in Lyon, France. This is the first ever MoU signed by Interpol’s Envi Read more »
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21 May 2013
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of contraband ivory in the UAE. The tusks were seized on 1 May, 2013 during a routine x-ray inspection of a container shipped from Read more »
Endangered Amur Tiger  Released to the Wild in Far East Russia
13 May 2013
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecol Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 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 »
Team lookout.  Photo : © ZSL
8 November 2016 by David Cowdrey
I was on hand while 80 computer coders at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) competed in a so-called “Zoohackathon Read more »
Vladik, a healthy young male, approximately 1.5-2 years of age, was captured in
8 November 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Recently, in the city of Vladivostok in Far East Russia, a wild tiger strolling along the streets caused quite a stir among Read more »
Four dolphins rescued in Brewster, released successfully
7 November 2016 by Kristen Patchett
After a memorable release in Florida for a pregnant manatee rescued off Cape Cod in unfamiliar waters  and a trio of Read more »
Helping an underwater Australian wildlife sanctuary busy with rescues
4 November 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Due to severe flooding in Victoria, Australia last month, Koonawonga Wildlife Rescue’s shelter was underwater. Kylee Read more »
3 November 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Read more »
The mother of the kittens had given birth in an outside lean-to, and she was non
3 November 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. After a long week of mobile Read more »
Collaring operation reminds us of elephant’s power, fragility
2 November 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The following is a first-person account of the collaring of an elephant in Amboseli, which will allow the International Read more »
The live falcons seized at the airport had their eyes stitched closed with surgi
2 November 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
Security authorities at Cairo International Airport managed to stop an Egyptian passenger who had attempted to smuggle 41 Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016 by adintino
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and 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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Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

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