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Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11th August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
The stage is now set for meaningful action at the global level.
7th August 2015 Peter LaFontaine
“We only get one home. We only get one planet. There is no plan B.” That’s how President Obama distilled Read more »
IFAW has long been a leader in advocacy for the welfare of the African lion.
6th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Saddened by the trending news of #CeciltheLion’s horrific demise? Confused by the status of the lion under the US Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5th August 2015 Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5th August 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11th September 2014
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect e Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
by adintino
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
by kradziszewska
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
by adintino
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
Survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern
by rbartlett
Final report for a survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern North Sea conducted from Read more »
Join the herd - Take action for elephants!
by swallace
IFAW’s Animal Action program reaches some seven million young people, educators and families worldwide with special eve Read more »
Unnatural disasters
by jjones
IFAW's report on managing unnatural disasters and how they affect companion animals. Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
by adintino
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
The only real way to stop the ivory trade is to close the loopholes once and for
3rd September 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
The California Senate just passed, by a 22-13 vote, a landmark bill that would help protect elephants and rhinos halfway Read more »
The 28th CITES Animals Committee meeting was held recently in Tel Aviv, Israel.
3rd September 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
After five days of long, hot and sometimes heated meetings in Tel Aviv, Israel, it seems that the possibility of future Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015 by slajoie
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1st September 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
September 1st 2015, the Catholic Church holds its first ever World Day of
31st August 2015 by Julie Landry
Who, among us, has never felt, while watching an elephant family in Amboseli national park or the perfect complexity of a Read more »
44 % des gens qui ont refusé d'évacuer pendant l'ouragan Katrina ont agi ainsi c
28th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
My team is hot, sunburned, and dirty… just another day training hard at the Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp in Read more »
Camera men Chris Nickless and Stewart Cook in flood waters following Hurrican
28th August 2015 by Stewart Cook
I’ve worked with IFAW since 1998 and helped to document many projects across the world. From Grizzly bear Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015 by adintino
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country Read more »
IFAW rescues pets by boat following Katrina disaster.
26th August 2015 by A.J. Cady
Ten years ago I was leading IFAW’s Animal Rescue efforts when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. I should be able to 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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