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17 July 2012 Elena Zharkova
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Read more »
Comment: the proponents of the ivory trade are eerily quiet today
17 July 2012 Azzedine Downes
The New York Times today featured an opinion piece titled “Ivory Poachers and Their Enablers”.  Whilst the Read more »
16 July 2012 Kelvin Alie
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Read more »
Elephant lovers worldwide say “no!” to killing elephants for ivory
16 July 2012 Paul Todd
During the last two weeks, International Fund for Animal Welfare staff in France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom Read more »
Two participants with local celebrities who gave of their time at the paintathon
14 July 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Ask any parents with young kids nearing the end of a three week vacation in rainy weather what their idea of fun is, I would Read more »
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah
13 July 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Dhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th. She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts Read more »
IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland and UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon.
13 July 2012 Robbie Marsland
On a rare sunny day in central London Emma the Elephant and I had the chance to hand over more than 50,000 demanding Read more »
Korea’s change of heart on scientific whaling is welcome
13 July 2012 Matt Collis
The announcement yesterday (12 July) by Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, that his South Korean counterpart, Mr Kim Read more »
12 July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Read more »
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 »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
23 November 2016
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
30 October 2016
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
29 October 2016
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mba Read more »
IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts
17 January 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long reli Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu 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 »
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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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 »
The author with Jim Nyamu as he departs IFAW headquarters on Cape Cod.
4 September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for their ivory - a luxury product that no one needs. The International Fund for Read more »
An elephant family group on the banks of Liwonde's Shire River drinking water.
3 September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we recognize we have a special role in bringing together people caring Read more »
We now have the only hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve co
1 September 2013 by Katie Moore
Have you ever listened under water?  When diving or snorkeling, I am always amazed at just how much noise there is Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
1 September 2013 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30 August 2013 by Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30 August 2013 by Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
Badger culls under way, take action, make your voice heard
29 August 2013 by Robbie Marsland
Well, it’s happening.  The cull has started.  In the middle of the night men with rifles and shotguns are Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28 August 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime 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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