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The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016.
28 December 2016 Erica Martin
Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have Read more »
IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international
27 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internationally and domestically. Here Read more »
New CLAW director Taren Welthagen with Vincent and Dyanti, who recently came tog
27 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This blog comes from CLAW’s new Director, Taren Welthagen, about an amazing adoption story that she was part of Read more »
The author with the manatee who was rescued on Cape Cod and eventually taken dow
26 December 2016 Brian Sharp
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team attended to many wayward, stranded, and entangled animals in 2016; in March, we Read more »
The author with one of his patients at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsh
26 December 2016 Lazola Sotyingwa
It is 6:00 am and I feel like staying in bed. The weather outside is cold, wet and windy – a typical Cape Town winter Read more »
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Read more »
This mother dog was extremely protective of her newborn brood.
22 December 2016 Erika Flores
A call for help on Facebook took me to a newly-built school where two dogs had made their home. The dogs had been fed by the Read more »
The Arctic waters recently protected by President Obama are home to polar bears,
22 December 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Some families open one present on Christmas Eve, but President Obama apparently likes to get an even bigger jump-start on Read more »
Zebra numbers had previously dropped from 600 to a mere six individuals but in 2
21 December 2016 Mike Labuschagne
The destruction and damage caused by the bush meat trade in Africa is often overshadowed by the highly publicised illegal Read more »
27 February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26 February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
24 February 2015
This Saturday saw something amazing happen - thousands of people coming together in Birmingham, in the heart of England to Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11 February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19 June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19 June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12 June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Duffy supports campaign to save around 10,000 dogs from slaughter at dog meat ev
10 June 2015
Duffy has joined with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to call for an end to an annual dog meat event in Yulin, China, which could see around 10,000 dogs butchered and eaten. The Grammy and multi Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter a 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 »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne 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 »
Promising news on Scotland’s fox hunting laws
2 February 2017 by David Cowdrey
The Scottish Government has announced that it intends to strengthen the Protection of Wild Mammals Act 2002, Read more »
Priya (left) and Charaka (right), two tigers rescued from a speed breeding and c
2 February 2017 by Meredith Whitney
Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress Read more »
The elephants of Amboseli, two years on
1 February 2017 by Helen Nash
It's hard to believe that it’s been two years since I visited Amboseli National Park in Kenya. But since one of Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 by Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
27 January 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 by Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
Time to ban ivory in the UK
25 January 2017 by Rachael Hewish
It’s been a wonderful start to the year for those of us campaigning to stop the ivory trade. I was absolutely Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017 by adintino
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite 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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