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Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14th May 2015 Kelly Donithan
  Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every Read more »
13th May 2015 Anna Filippova
In the last 15 years, IFAW’s support of anti-poaching work in the Far East has led to the purchase of cars, four- Read more »
13th May 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
I joined IFAW because I really like animals, but I also feel equally as strongly about helping disadvantaged people. So, Read more »
The Conservatives stated in their manifesto they would hold a free vote on repea
11th May 2015 Ros Leeming
So who saw that coming? Not me, certainly. For weeks I have been going over all the possible coalitions and imagining what Read more »
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Read more »
Kali was found dog wobbling along the street.
7th May 2015 Brian Sharp
The historic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago affected tens of Read more »
South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5th May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
When it comes to hunting, it’s not the foxes who are sly
5th May 2015 Philip Mansbridge
So, election time is here again, the time when big issues such as the economy, the future of the NHS, taxation, immigration Read more »
4th May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
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 »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
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20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade. The Internationa Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, OceanCare ( and NRDC ( welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of n Read more »
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Rescuing and Treating the Street Dogs of Bali, Indonesia
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. Since 2002, IFAW has b Read more »
Reaching Out to Pets in Cape Town, South Africa
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. That’s why, when Read more »
Helping Pets in Johannesburg
In Johannesburg we have been delivering free veterinary treatment and pet care to 37 impoverished townships since 1992. Our m Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4th June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
Animal welfare charity urges British Ambassador to China to save estimated 10,00
4th June 2015 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling on the British Ambassador in China to intervene and help ban the Read more »
This year will still go down in history as a devastating year for the endangered
Even though the species has experienced dramatic declines and suffers from the highest mortality rate of all mammals, this Read more »
Preloved website bans the sale of ivory
3rd June 2015 by
Leading animal welfare charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has commended second-hand online Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
English votes for English matters, they say. But what are “English matters," really? From a legal or Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Read more »
Chodoba has had no qualms in adventuring further afield with fellow orphans.
1st June 2015 by Sarah Davies
Elephants are suddenly showing an increased interest in being released at the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.


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