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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 »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1st May 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30th April 2015 Mila Danilova
  In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 Satyen Sinha
    This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic Read more »
UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a r
29th April 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and other local Read more »
29th April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
14th June 2012
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush “The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12th November 2013
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday. IFAW is working with Read more »
6th November 2013
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China. Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1st November 2013
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organiz Read more »
IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy
25th October 2013
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas. The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt Read more »
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 ( 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 »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain
by rbartlett
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
by rbartlett
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
10th June 2015 by Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
Duffy supports campaign to save around 10,000 dogs from slaughter at dog meat ev
10th June 2015 by adintino
Duffy has joined with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to call for an end to an annual dog meat event in Read more »
Pictured left to right are: Tony Carlisle, Founder and Organiser of the Great
9th June 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending a truly spectacular event in South Shields, in the North East of England. From Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015 by adintino
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 by Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the 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 adintino
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 »

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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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