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The rescued male elephant calf with wildlife rescue center animal keeper Hemkant
24th June 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A male Asian elephant calf, about two months old, was rescued from the village of Chessa in Arunachal Pradesh and Read more »
IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encoura
With the help of the Princess Alia Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Middle East office Read more »
Youth Forum Delegate: Advocating for island iguanas
22nd June 2016 Imogen Scott
The following is one in a series of blogs leading up to our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg in September Read more »
United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) new draft law to regulate t
21st June 2016 Dima Abo Kous
The United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) passed a draft law last week to regulate the ownership of Read more »
A poisoned dog arrives at the CLAW clinic in Durban Deep.
21st June 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
A large dog arrives at the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) clinic in Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19th June 2016 Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
He was born today. Photo © IFAW Galina Kalmykova
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. Spring is the most vivid, exhilarating Read more »
17th June 2016 Christina Pretorius
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Read more »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13th 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 »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
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18th December 2014
Today’s Government announcement that the second year of the controversial pilot badger cull again failed to reach its target number and will continue next year was condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), other NGOs and MP Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap 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 »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
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 Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
Filippa in her new enclosure.
29th July 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Critics claimed that orphaned wild tigers could never be rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild. With PRNCO Tiger Center Read more »
The plight of the Indian tiger
29th July 2016 by Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law, of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Scientific briefing at Parliament on the badger cull issue. From left to right,
29th July 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
With new leaders come new opportunities to save badgers from a death sentence through culling. Now that the Government and Read more »
 Team Badger representatives at Parliament with banner showing the Big Badger Mo
29th July 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
There is an easy way to allow people to show their opposition to the badger cull. Embracing the ‘selfie’ culture Read more »
Early tests for new Australian Environment Minister on the international stage
29th July 2016 by Matt Collis
Josh Frydenberg MP has taken on the newly expanded role of Energy and Environment Minister following the return of the Read more »
With the adoption of the biodiversity restoration bill, online wildlife crime wi
29th July 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
After two long years of discussion, the deputies of the French National Assembly finally adopted the bill for the Read more »
An MVS Vehicle transports a rescued rhino to the rescue centre for stabilisation
28th July 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Six rhino calves rescued from the monsoon floods in Kaziranga National Park over the last three days have been admitted to Read more »
The seized ivory from a Rwandese traveller in Bole International Airport was pac
28th July 2016 by Kelvin Alie
A Rwandese national who was arrested at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in possession of 103 Read more »
About 130 people honoured Mandela Day by building kennels for the pets of Khayel
28th July 2016 by Marcelle du Plessis
Every year, International Mandela Day calls people across the world to take 67 minutes out of their day to make the world a 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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