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28th November 2014 Philip Mansbridge
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of launching IFAW's Wanted - Dead or Alive Internet trade report to a packed room (kindly Read more »
27th November 2014 Philip Mansbridge
Moon Bears are under grave threat from habitat loss and hunting in Northeast India. At IFAW’s Bear Rescue Centre in Read more »
Any day you can help a critically endangered sea turtle is special
26th November 2014 Brian Sharp
Any day you can help 193 of them is amazing. IFAW was able to help partners at the New England Aquarium in one of their Read more »
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real
25th November 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is Read more »
A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24th November 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
21st November 2014 Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
 IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individ
21st November 2014 Janice Hannah
It’s only November but winter has definitely arrived in northern Canada.  The thermometer is already on the minus Read more »
Back in September, an IFAW responder Nathan DiMartino cares for one of the dolph
20th November 2014 Kristen Pachett
On the first day of November, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue team responded to two live stranded Common dolphins in Read more »
The longest game: 10 years of the ban on hunting
20th November 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Time to pause and reflect. Anniversaries are always a good opportunity to reflect on past events and re-assess the current Read more »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
Leopard claw seizures a worrying trend for Indian wildlife.
22nd October 2013
Two persons from a nomadic tribe were arrested with 21 leopard claws from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Central India, last Saturday, by the Maharashtra Forest Department assisted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IF Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2013
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
Letters of Love from Around the World  for Lily and her Doggy Friends
18th October 2013
 ”Lily” quilts, made from thousands of letters of love and support for an abused dog, were today handed over to the Cape Town animal welfare project that saved her. Two years ago animal lovers were shocked by the news that a dog had Read more »
Uganda Seizes Two Tonnes of Ivory
18th October 2013
Uganda has seized two tonnes (4,600lb) of elephant ivory, bringing to six tonnes the amount of ivory confiscated and linked to the east African country in just over a week. Reports today say the ivory was intercepted by Uganda officials en route to M Read more »
IFAW-WTI animal rescue teams reach cyclone-stricken area in India
15th October 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have dispatched a rescue team to provide emergency relief to animals affected by the super cyclone Phailin that saw the largest evacuation drive in the country. With n Read more »
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10th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in un Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Reviewing legislation for EIAs (2 Read more »
American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across the United States.  The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998/S.1381), a Congressional bill initiated by Read more »
New global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us,  brings compassion into the cla
4th October 2013
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet. Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats con Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
A status update on 15 species of disappearing wild cats & canids Read more »
This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release.
21st January 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Oli is an otter. In September of 2013, Oli and two of his siblings, so young that they had not yet opened up their eyes to Read more »
In a four week period the New England Aquarium brought in over 700 sea turtles.
20th January 2015 by Kristen Pachett
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Read more »
IFAW provided dog food, human relief and medical assistance to the people of Eas
15th January 2015 by Jennifer Gardner
This report was filed by May Angela Felix-Razon, IFAW Disaster Response Coordinator based in the Philippines. --JG As we Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, Read more »
Why Japan won’t defy the World Court and resume high-seas whaling
14th January 2015 by Patrick Ramage
New Year’s Greetings, Whale Huggers and others, 2014 was a year of unprecedented, positive developments for anyone who Read more »
An IFAW Rescuer holding a grounded Ringed storm petrel
13th January 2015 by Gail A’Brunzo
Every year between April and July in Lima, Peru, ringed storm petrels “fall from the sky” and nobody is quite Read more »
Zolushka was the first successfully rehabilitated cub to be reintroduced into th
12th January 2015 by Anna Filippova
Five of the six Amur tigers released in the last two years through a multi-group collaboration are being closely monitored Read more »
After being released in 2014 Ustin has returned to the rehabilitation center in
12th January 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Even though Ustin, one of five Amur Tigers released in 2014, showed much potential for a successful life in the wild, he Read more »
12th January 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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