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Spotlight Kenya: From the hearts and hands of babes
22 June 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Hundreds of elephant tusks are piled up in a burning heap at one of the national parks in Africa as a group of people Read more »
Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead
22 June 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
On the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Chinese micro blog site, a post about an online ivory shopper who was Read more »
Watch "Ivory Wars" aired by our friends at Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 2
21 June 2012 Fred O'Regan
Saturday, June 23 is shaping up to be an important day in the global march toward elephant conservation. In Los Angeles, Read more »
Making an impassioned plea, Canada's Senator Harb calls commercial seal hunt 'un
19 June 2012 Sheryl Fink
On June 14, Canadian Senator Mac Harb moved second reading of Bill S-210, a Bill to end commercial seal hunting. Senator Read more »
Catharine preps one of the uber dogs for surgery (this one couldn't be lifted on
18 June 2012 Janice Hannah
The vet component is the highest profile part of the Northern Dogs Project.  Over the ten years that we have been Read more »
14 June 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Read more »
The landing page of the Digital Elephant Magazine produced by IFAW’s South Afric
13 June 2012 Jason Bell
“Ethics is about knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do” Read more »
Dogs will be dogs...what?
13 June 2012 Janice Hannah
As part of the Northern Dogs Project this year I invited a dog trainer/behaviourist who has worked with many of the dogs Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Despite a giraffe’s bad hair day, kids have fun while le
11 June 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
My initial thoughts when I was planning a second outing to Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Center (GHWAC) for learners from Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
Animal Welfare Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act”
31 March 2017
Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) fo Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
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Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait 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 »
Photo: left to right  James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etic
31 July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
Today, July 31st 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joins wildlife park rangers around the world to Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Image c. Douane française
30 July 2013 by Mia Crnojevic
The week started off with a bang as Polynesian customs seized four long tailed macaque skulls. This species of small monkey Read more »
30 July 2013 by Kelly Donithan
After attending the Barnstable County Fair on the 20th of July and watching two of the three Rainforest Read more »
The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at banning private possessi
30 July 2013 by Tracy Coppola
Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (a respected Democrat of Connecticut, and former Attorney General of that state) Read more »
IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
30 July 2013 by adintino
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated Read more »
29 July 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Read more »
29 July 2013 by Clare Gibson
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Read more »
For the first time a New Zealander has been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced
27 July 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Earlier this month, we saw the first ever ivory trading conviction in New Zealand with 58 year old Jiezhen Jiang being Read more »

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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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