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Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17th November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
Russian Children with their AAE materials
17th November 2015 Elena Zharkova
“Mospriroda,” a state institution that oversees all 20 natural parks and 10 eco-centers within the Russian Read more »
During the dry season Musolole and his surrogate siblings have had to learn how
16th November 2015 Ulrica Hansson
The El Nino effect has hit southern Africa hard this year. It’s been super-hot and dry, and it’s not just crops Read more »
Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13th November 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13th November 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
Dr Saskia as we affectionately call her, with one of her patients.
11th November 2015 Jennifer Gerner
On a blistering hot Johannesburg day I stand in awe watching CLAW veterinarian Dr Saskia Karius, or Dr Saskia as we Read more »
Hundreds of cheetah cubs are smuggled every year from Africa to the Arabian Peni
11th November 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping cheetahs as exotic pets is a growing problem in the Arabian Peninsula countries. Some believe that owning a cheetah Read more »
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 »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today announced that Mr Fred O’Regan will step down as CEO and President at the end of the year. Mr O’Regan has served IFAW, which has offices worldwi Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the m Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
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22nd October 2012
The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time. Hong Kong off Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issu Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a showcase on ‘wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and welfar 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 »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Cupid draws back his bow: Budding romance for Siberian tigers
18th February 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
© PRPO "TIGER Center" We continue to monitor the rehabilitated Amur tigers released in Far East Russia in Read more »
CLAW’s vets rely on their hands to help dogs
17th February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Morning at the medical/surgery operation of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), currently located in Krugersdorp, leaves Read more »
Outreach allows us to provide aid to dogs and cats and meet their owners.
16th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has just started a new community outreach program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
This map and dot chart shows the movement of a Risso’s dolphin after its release
15th February 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
  The following blog was written by our stranding apprentice Katherine McKenna. –MN Each day, we have been Read more »
12th 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 »
Chodoba, Batoka and Kafue in the Kalenje Forest 23rd Dec - last time all 3 seen
12th February 2016 by Rachael Murton
It’s an exciting time when the efforts of the team are paying off, to see the elephants living back in the wild where Read more »
Trophy hunting and the illegal fur trade are the primary threats to leopards.
12th February 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a decision announced by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, no leopard hunts will be authorized in 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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