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IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Familiar arguments in debate on unscientific badger cull
6th November 2014 Philip Mansbridge
This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament – a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
Sierra Leone chimps need help in the wake of Ebola outbreak.
28th October 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
“From the sanctuary office, I can hear the siren of the Ebola ambulance as it is responding to yet another suspected Read more »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
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12th March 2012
Two orphaned rhinos--Maju and Raja--are on their way back to the wild in northeast India, after several years under the care of the Assam Forest Department (AFD) and International Fund for Animal Welfare – Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI). Co Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
12th March 2012
With up to 400 elephants already butchered for their ivory, soldiers were in a deadly battle with poachers last week to prevent further killing in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. A team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFA Read more »
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29th February 2012
Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) a Read more »
29th February 2012
 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be e Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
22nd February 2012
14 dead elephants have been found in Boubandjida National Park, Cameroon, just a week after the grizzly discovery of at least 200 elephants slaughtered by poachers for their tusks. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw Read more »
Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan with Vivek Menon signi
17th February 2012
Committing to help Bhutan save its natural heritage, the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) today signed an agreement with the Himalayan nation’s Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
16th February 2012
Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon in a continuing killing spree that began in mid-January. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – said an armed gang of Sudanese poachers had ki Read more »
An adult female rhino and calf feeding in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
10th February 2012
The death of a rhinoceros in South Africa while being fitted with supposedly life-saving devices has highlighted the desperation of conservationists to save this threatened species. “Desperate circumstances have brought about a situation where Read more »
Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9th February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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 »
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
‘Labour: Protecting Animals’ is a party manifesto that seeks to protect and enfo
18th February 2015 by Ros Leeming
Today the Labour Party threw down a gauntlet. In launching a specific manifesto entitled ‘Labour: Protecting Animals Read more »
18th February 2015 by
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Read more »
17th February 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Read more »
After 10 years of the Hunting Act, hunters continue to flout the law
17th February 2015 by
As the Hunting Act reaches its 10th anniversary today (Wed), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls for Read more »
13th February 2015 by Anna Filippova
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 by Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its 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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