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24th November 2010 Hanna Lentz
This is certainly the time of year for being thankful, and thoughtful, and so grateful for having unconditional love ( Read more »
23rd November 2010 Jake Levenson
First of all a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for our project “Clearing the way for sea turtles” at the Disney Read more »
23rd November 2010 Vivek Menon
As you know, the tiger is in trouble. That is why we are here at the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg. There are Read more »
22nd November 2010 Fred O'Regan
I was honored to be invited by the Russian government to speak before the plenary of the International Tiger Forum in St. Read more »
22nd November 2010 CT Harry
At 7:45 am on Saturday, November 6th, the IFAW Marine Mammal Research and Rescue (MMRR) team received a report from the Read more »
21st November 2010 Vivek Menon
A tiger has died in Sariska – a national reserve in India. Most likely the tiger was poisoned. Every animal’s Read more »
19th November 2010 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Recently, the IFAW team in Dubai received a request from an animal welfare group in Al Ain to fund the treatment of an Read more »
17th November 2010 Michael Booth
After a long haul from Texas, the three relocated tigers arrived to the Carolina Tiger Rescue (CRT) sanctuary last Friday Read more »
15th November 2010 Janice Hannah
As you know, Pootchie didn’t have the easiest start in life. Rescued by a local police officer after children were about to Read more »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
13th October 2015
National animal welfare agencies collaborate to provide immediate relief to pet owners, animal victims following devastating floods Members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the International Fund for Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th 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 »
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 »
Slideshow: Maju and Raja, two young rhinos about to be relocated in India
9th March 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
The above slideshow contains photos of Maju and Raja, two young rhinos who were rehabilitated at the International Read more »
A rescued cat is examined by a veterinarian in Florida. © ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
9th March 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
Tough day yesterday as more cats passed away from illnesses never treated. A vast majority of the 700 cats are very ill, Read more »
UPDATE: Mass dolphin stranding event has officially ended, yet strandings contin
8th March 2012 by Michael Booth
The mass stranding event of common dolphins in Cape Cod that started in January 12, 2012 officially Read more »
8th March 2012 by Elena Zharkova
Four bear cubs were brought to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear rescue center from the Central Forest Nature Read more »
Celebrating International Women’s Day - Amazing women doing incredible things
8th March 2012 by Erica Martin
In a casual conversation today, I learned that some of my colleagues were unaware that today is International Women’s Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Championing for Ngamba Island’s Chimpanzees
6th March 2012 by Steve Njumbi
About 16 miles off the coast of Uganda, in Lake Victoria, lies Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Read more »
Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW
6th March 2012 by Hanna Lentz
On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- Read more »
Spotlight Australia: Let's have a sane and calm debate on whaling
6th March 2012 by Isabel McCrea
This is an yet unpublished letter to the editor of Australia’s The Age in response to the March 2nd opinion written by Read more »
This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 by James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ 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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