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10 May 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Read more »
Smuggling cobras and other kinds of reptiles is common in Egypt, but trafficking
9 May 2016 Dima Abo Kous
Last month, 60 cobras were confiscated in the Cairo airport after a customs officer detected suspicious movement while Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6 May 2016 Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6 May 2016 Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
6 May 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
We cannot be left behind. Last week the Netherlands government made a big announcement. Martijn Van Dam, the Dutch Read more »
In memoriam: Dr Saskia Karius
6 May 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, Read more »
4 May 2016 Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4 May 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species Read more »
IFAW is not taking a position on the EU Referendum, we urge our supporters to lo
3 May 2016 Philip Mansbridge
On June 23rd, citizens across the UK will have what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vote whether to remain in the Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire species of approximately 500 individuals. As a protection measur Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective immediately. In this newly developed position, he will ensure that the organization’s vision is translate Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being k Read more »
UK Development Brochure 2017
by aclark
Building a better world for animals and people. Read more about our work. Read more »
IFAW: Let Your Legacy Live On
by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation o Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
8 August 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8 August 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
Indian tigress rescued, released before serious incident
5 August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team led by Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5 August 2016 by adintino
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd Read more »
4 August 2016 by Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
4 August 2016 by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
3 August 2016 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Read more »
Whenever a wildlife encounter comes to the attention of the CLAW staff, it’s see
2 August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
In the townships and suburbs of the West Rand, among the communities Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) serves, there are Read more »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1 August 2016 by adintino
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President Read more »

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US war veteran now fighting to save Africa’s elephants: Now she is using her expertise to fight a different kind of conflict: the war on wildlife poaching  read more.

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