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Mdzananda’s veterinary nurse, Ros Stone, works against time to save the life of
24th November 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Two young boys and an older man brought a dog to our Mdzananda clinic’s reception room recently. This dog was Read more »
Baby elephants at the IFAW/WTI Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
23rd November 2015 Philip Mansbridge
In the northeastern tip of India lies Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinoceroses, buffaloes, elephants, swamp Read more »
Research is conducted to save gray whales, which have almost disappeared off the
23rd November 2015 Elena Zharkova
My knees were shaking. My heart was beating like crazy, and tears were welling up in my eyes. We were approaching the Read more »
Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild PHOTO:© Jim Zuckerman
20th November 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In light of the horrifying events that occurred in France this week, overwhelming all of us, a strong and essential measure Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20th November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17th November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized confiscations of illegal elephant ivory, once again shining the spotlight on the relentless and bloody onslaught against African w Read more »
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16th November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today announced that Mr Fred O’Regan will step down as CEO and President at the end of the year. Mr O’Regan has served IFAW, which has offices worldwi Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the m Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
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22nd October 2012
The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time. Hong Kong off 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 »
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 »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
Jajce shelter dog Picco found home with a couple from Germany who particularly w
23rd February 2016 by Kati Loeffler
This blog is the second in a batch of updates on dogs removed from the municipal shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Read more »
The dogs are quite well-fed as they scavenge at will, and they’re surrounded by
22nd February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Randfontein Municipal Waste Disposal site – aka The Dump. A long barrow-mound, the place where all our stuff comes to Read more »
22nd February 2016 by Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016 by adintino
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. Read more »
Pangolins are prized for their meat and scales. Just one small animal can cost t
20th February 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Today, IFAW is joining animal lovers all over the world to celebrate one of the most unusual animals in the world: the Read more »
19th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Read more »
Hare being pursued by hounds in a 2016 hare hunting event in England. Image cour
19th February 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
This blog is part of a series of blogs that feature excerpts of IFAW’s report Trail of Lies, which is the most Read more »
Latest roaming dogs community workshop concern
19th February 2016 by Ellie Milano
In the small town of Ključ, in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I’m sitting in the back corner of a caf Read more »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, 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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