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It's now the third year of the hugely controversial and scientifically flawed ba
29th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
On most weekday nights at 2 am I am usually tucked up in bed, but this one was different - I was walking around the Read more »
Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
28th September 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
The Author with President Kenyatta.
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
Discussions with @UKenyatta @PresidentKE @JudiWakhungu to increase wildlife security in East /Horn Africa @aworipat pic. Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS Read more »
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli.
25th September 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Every year since 2013, the IFAW East Africa team makes a trip to Amboseli tucked away to the south of Kenya to meet with the Read more »
With your help, we are committing to feed 4000 cows.
24th September 2015 Jennifer Gardner
Last month while responding to the floods in Myanmar, we were overwhelmed by the vast area of impacted communities; it Read more »
The new walls were in need of some colour and Raine and her friends jumped to th
23rd September 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Just in time for the start of the southern hemisphere spring, a group of energetic and creative volunteers painted a Read more »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
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31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
18th March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped. IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaign Read more »
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
by rbartlett
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
13th October 2015 by adintino
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015 by
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Read more »
9th October 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
We’re off on a call to rescue a dog, and in the back of the CLAW twin-cab is a tiny boy, just three months old, Read more »
8th October 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
  A juvenile harbor seal, likely a few months old, was rescued off the Scusset Beach jetty rocks near the Cape Cod Read more »
7th October 2015 by Janice Hannah
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Read more »
Border guards intercepted an attempted illegal sale of an Amur tiger pelt
7th October 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
    Border guards in the city of Nakhodka in Primorsky Krai intercepted an attempted illegal sale of the pelt Read more »
6th October 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Read more »
The author at the front of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos.
6th October 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
    Seeing 96 elephants outside Number 10, Downing Street certainly didn't feel like a normal sight, but it Read more »
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6th October 2015 by adintino
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal 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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