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The intent of the Northern Dogs Project is to keep dogs in the communities by he
6th November 2015 Janice Hannah
As winter approaches, we at IFAW are thinking about the dogs we have rescued and cared for in the Northern communities of Read more »
A Bryde’s whale © Tony Wu. A small, critically endangered population of Bryde’s
5th November 2015 Matt Collis
Back in 2012 the Ports of Auckland introduced a voluntary protocol for ships coming in and out of Auckland. The purpose was Read more »
Authorized users can navigate the species guide with a touch of the finger.
4th November 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is a first person account by Jose Louise on his experiment with technology to fight wildlife trade in Bhutan. Read more »
“Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory! We need to erect a prot
3rd November 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
I got off Beijing subway Line 2 at Dong Zhi Men station one night, walking into a long, but well-lit passage way, to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue team recently h
30th October 2015 Kristen Patchett
Stranding professionals gathered on Cape Cod to discuss a number of issues—from regional and national priorities and Read more »
Two male and two female bears were transported to Pakke Tiger Reserve.
29th October 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
This first-person account of moving four Asiatic black bear cubs from the IFAW-WTI Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Read more »
29th October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
A forlorn collar is all that remains to remind the family of the dog who’s gone.
28th October 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
The father’s eyes widen with shock. “R300,000! Yoh!” Cora Bailey of IFAW’s Community-led Animal Read more »
Tafika and Chamma reunite
27th October 2015 Rachael Murton
On October 25, Game Rangers International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, its partner at the Zambia Elephant Read more »
28th October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
Korean move to scrap whaling plans welcomed
12th July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed news that the Republic of Korea will abandon plans to conduct so-called scientific whaling. According to a statement by Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Korea Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
Mixed week for whales as meeting draws to a close
6th July 2012
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales. While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
achive photo  © IFAW/S. Njumbi
27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu 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 »
On eve of film fest screenings, Huntwatch director reflects on challenge
11th February 2016 by Brant Backlund
Three years ago, I took a job to direct a feature documentary film called Huntwatch. I didn’t know it at the time, but Read more »
Caption: Mary went from stray, broken puppy to a beloved member of a family.
10th February 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--LCH I am reminded of a story Read more »
9th February 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Read more »
With drought still ravaging South Africa, at least CLAW’s got power!
9th February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Rain in January brought some relief to a parched South Africa and many pictures were posted of farming folk dancing as the Read more »
Terriermen on quadbikes during a supposed trail hunt
5th February 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
This blog is part of a series of blogs that feature excerpts of IFAW’s report Trail of Lies, which is the most Read more »
The female sub-adult clouded leopard was found by villagers, who handed her over
5th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Amidst beaming faces and clicking cameras, a sub-adult female clouded leopard that was rescued by villagers in Assam Read more »
A fearful Bosnian dog’s transformation
5th February 2016 by Kati Loeffler
I am humbled by the courage of the animals we rescue. We cannot explain to them that we want to help, when other humans Read more »
Treating and feeding victims of Australia bushfires
4th February 2016 by Josey Sharrad
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
4th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Read more »

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In the news

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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