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If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet imme
10th January 2013 Josey Sharrad
Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria Read more »
A growing number of Asian consumers are opposed to the cruel commercial slaughte
10th January 2013 Sheryl Fink
Some great news to start off 2013, as Taiwan passed legislation this week to close its markets to marine mammal products, Read more »
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to help save Asian elephants.
9th January 2013 John Berry
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to help save Asian elephants. The funds raised will make a massive difference to Read more »
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo
4th January 2013 Elena Zharkova
This post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and Read more »
IFAW honored Mohammad Ghanem Almazrou’e; an officer with IFAW training who abort
28th December 2012 Ahmed Mohamed AbouZahra
After several workshops with Dubai customs, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) office of International Fund for Read more »
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a crossroads
27th December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a cross road - to adopt the changes and survive or ignore them Read more »
These days Boxing Day is really “Hunt PR Day."
26th December 2012 Jordi Casamitjana
It is hard to believe that for some people Christmas is the time to go out killing animals. In this day and age when we have Read more »
A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn cat
24th December 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
The Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Northwest San Antonio Texas was forced to close due to a financial crisis.  The Read more »
Northern Dogs Project Update: The Final Four feral pups each find forever homes
21st December 2012 Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
15th September 2008
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local volunteers deployed an Emergency Relief (ER) team and since their arrival they have treated and fed over 6000 starving livestock. Working with government rescuers, the team, which include Read more »
27th August 2008
The proposal, announced today (Wed) by EU Environment Commissioner Mr. Stavros Dimas, comes after growing political opposition and a huge public outcry in the European Union about the ongoing commercial hunts for young seals. Opinion polls in Read more »
27th August 2008
Cub hunting is the practice of training young dogs to kill fox cubs so they develop a taste for blood, and traditionally formed part of the hunting calendar. The Hunting Act 2004 outlawed this inhumane practice but animal welfare groups remain con Read more »
27th July 2008
The peaceful demonstration on Tuesday (1st), organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and coordinated by Eurogroup for Animals, will take place outside the offices of the European Commission, which is due to decide later next Read more »
15th July 2008
The decision taken at the 57th Standing Committee for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), enables China to become a trading partner for 108 tonnes of elephant ivory which have been put up for sale from four southern A Read more »
14th July 2008
"The long term goal of this pilot project is to help develop standards and protocols for grizzly bear rehabilitation that can be replicated in other provinces, territories and possibly states", said IFAW campaigner Kim Elmslie, "This project can r Read more »
10th July 2008
IFAW staff visiting markets in Beijing have discovered many souvenirs made from rare wild animals, including ivory carvings, musical instruments covered in reptile skin and traditional Chinese medicines containing endangered species. These were found Read more »
23rd June 2008
Staging at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Quincy, Illinois, the three groups – the first to enter Illinois to assist in animal relief – have set up a temporary shelter, which is growing each day. Twenty fawns, rescued by local groups Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), urged member countries meeting in Santiago, Chile, to reject any compromise which might threaten the global moratorium on commercial whaling. Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
US Audited Financials
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of Read more »
779 seized ivory tusks are seen laid out on the floor at a Hong Kong Government
24th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
At the invitation of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and his son William, the Duke of Cambridge, I attended what Read more »
A happy ending: After their release into the wild, the captured baby elephants
23rd May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Thanks to international outcry and vigorous campaigning by a coalition of animal welfare organizations including the Read more »
23rd May 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Read more »
Shannon Walajtys visiting a cat shelter in Cyprus.
22nd May 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Imagine, you wake up to find out that your bank is closed, and you cannot take out your own money! This is exactly what Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
22nd May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22nd May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22nd May 2013 by
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( Read more »
The Northern Dogs project team receives an enthusiastic greeting from
21st May 2013 by Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs Project has returned north for the spring 2013 season!  We are back from working in the communities Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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