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There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has be
30th January 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Thorshavn is the name of the capital of the Faroe Islands. Small and remote enough with only 15,000 habitants, the Icelandic Read more »
Our beluga research team in Russia utilises off the shelf aircraft models and sp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare successfully supports and funds a research project studying beluga whales and Read more »
The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Mid
30th January 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months. These confiscations Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29th January 2015 Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs Read more »
A chance for the badgers
28th January 2015 Jordi Casamitjana
English badgers deserve a chance. I am sure that those of you who have been following the badger cull saga may be wondering Read more »
26th January 2015 Janice Hannah
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Read more »
Bella is recovering from injuries sustained when someone doused her in boiling l
26th January 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
One day last December I noticed my cat Bella seemed a bit under the weather. She wasn’t displaying her usual behavior Read more »
Our team in Bali helped the children of Abangar launch a first-of-its-kind kids’
23rd January 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
  In Bali, a handful of communities have begun a new tradition of creating local clubs with one purpose; to show Read more »
Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife
23rd January 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
18th June 2013
It should be quite simple. If hunts in England are hunting within the law, it should be very easy to prove. Go where they Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Tra
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW
6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Campaigner Brian May launches the Badger and Cattle Vaccination Initiative (BACV
4th February 2014
Forefront in the fight against the Government’s badger cull policy, Queen guitarist Brian May joins with cosmetics company Lush and leading animal welfare organisations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Save Me, to Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Women often remain in horrific situations because they don’t want to leave their
24th February 2015 by Jo Hastie
Recently the Office for National Statistics in the UK revealed shocking figures on domestic violence: in 2014, an estimated Read more »
Are China’s zoos ‘acceptable’ places for Zimbabwe’s wild baby elephants?
23rd February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015 by
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off Read more »
Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked w
21st February 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Can you identify the animal above? Is it a pinecone? Maybe a walking artichoke? Actually, it is one of the most unique Read more »
IFAW takes politics seriously because politicians’ decisions can do much to impr
20th February 2015 by Ros Leeming
The General Election on May 7 is fast approaching and the political parties will soon be publishing their manifestos, Read more »
The vulture was released at an awareness programme from the village where it was
20th February 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A Himalayan Griffon vulture literally came back from the dead to live a new life in the wild, thanks to the Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015 by
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to Read more »
Chamilandu, an eight year old orphan elephant cared for at the Kafue Release Fac
19th February 2015 by Sarah Davies
Chamilandu – or Chamma – an eight-year-old elephant orphan raised nearly her entire life at the Elephant Read more »
New proposal balances concerns of EU citizens with EU’s WTO obligations
19th February 2015 by Sonja Van Tichelen
The EU Commission recently released its proposal on how to change the groundbreaking EU seal trade regulation to make it Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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