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25th April 2011 Janice Hannah
Up and at ‘em this morning meant that I trucked over to the elementary school to talk to the kids about dogs.  For some Read more »
22nd April 2011 Janice Hannah
Last night it got downright chilly and the rain turned to snow.  My only concern about the temperature is for those dogs Read more »
20th April 2011 Janice Hannah
We made it!  Well, half the Northern Dogs team made – the other half is still to come by plane on Wednesday night. Margaret Read more »
20th April 2011 Amanda Mirran
Hundreds of sea turtle experts, researchers and students flocked to San Diego for the 31st International Sea Turtle Read more »
20th April 2011 Sheryl Fink
This article was original printed on Vancouver, B.C.'s Each spring for the last 10 years, I have been on the Read more »
15th April 2011 Janice Hannah
It’s that time of year when I’m in the final stages of organizing the spring Northern Dogs clinics.  Even though I start Read more »
15th April 2011 Jason Bell
Yesterday’s news of 30 elephants that were killed for their tusks in Chad over the past week is a grim reminder of the Read more »
14th April 2011 Sheryl Fink
The International Fund for Animal Welfare seal hunt observation team was downed by bad weather again today, so we used the Read more »
12th April 2011 Sheryl Fink
A seal in the sights of a hunter off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The International Fund for Animal Welfare seal Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
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 »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag 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 »
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 »
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 »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2013 and ending 6/30/2014 Read more »
The class of Bhutanese rangers participating in wildlife trainings this month.
8th June 2012 by James Kinney
The following post was submitted by Jose Louies, who was one of the lead trainers for this session. The rains just Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012 by
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their Read more »
The rainbow we saw over the clinic-space, almost on the day of the walk!
7th June 2012 by Janice Hannah
As long as I have been leading the Northern Dogs Project, I have always wanted to take a walk out the back of where we host Read more »
Ivory traffickers beware – A new initiative to combat ivory trafficking in Congo
6th June 2012 by Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare in collaboration with the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Forest Economy and Read more »
One of the happy children with his labels.
6th June 2012 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Summertime in India means a two-month break from regular school, a time when children have a lot of free time that drives Read more »
Polar bears: trading death for life
6th June 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
The Obama Administration has an opportunity to save the lives of thousands of polar bears.  Within the next few months Read more »
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5th June 2012 by
Readers of influential inside the beltway newspapers were met with eye-popping, full-page advertisements this morning that Read more »
Gage cools down in his water tub minutes after arriving at Safe Haven Rescue in
4th June 2012 by Gail A’Brunzo
VIDEO UPDATE: 6.20.12 IFAW's Gail A'Brunzo updates us on these two animals' progress. ORIGINAL POST 6.4.12 Read more »
Ivory figurines and trinkets on sale at an illegal market.
4th June 2012 by Fred O'Regan
While the ivory wars of the 1980’s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we’re 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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