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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 »
11th April 2011 Janice Hannah
Nine puppies.  Three weeks old.  Not wanted.  My community contact has a sixth sense when it comes to my whereabouts so it Read more »
10th April 2011 Joaquin de la Torre
Last Friday was a great day in Cozumel! We woke early to prepare the seven remaining female “dump dogs” for a very big trip Read more »
8th April 2011
For the past decade I have spent a great deal of time in the company of Humpback whales, observing natural behaviour, Read more »
7th April 2011 Sheryl Fink
A Canadian federal election is in full-swing, and the candidates and the party leaders are on full parade making election Read more »
6th April 2011 Nathan Herschler
Everyone knows by now that climate change is going to be the leading driver of species decline and extinction in the next Read more »
5th April 2011 Fred O'Regan
That night, we convene at a lodge within Tsavo. Taking a break from answering e-mails, I go for tea. I return to the room, Read more »
5th April 2011 Azzedine Downes
Today found me boarding a plane from India to Bhutan, a remote, mountain kingdom sandwiched between India and China.  Bhutan Read more »
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 »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
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 »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o 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 »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012 by
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
2nd June 2012 by
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide Read more »
1st June 2012 by Fred O'Regan
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Read more »
© M.Booth / IFAW
1st June 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- announced today an emergency grant to help cover medicine and Read more »
Two of the feral pups with one of the owned dogs where they live.
31st May 2012 by Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs team retraced our steps back to the first community again today so that Jessica and Karen could go into Read more »
To be effective, global animal welfare standards need national enforcement
31st May 2012 by Cynthia Milburn
The expansion of global communications and travel makes us much more aware of the plight of animals around the world. Global Read more »
30th May 2012 by Fred O'Regan
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Read more »
Stef getting to know one of the locals on her street walk.
29th May 2012 by Janice Hannah
As part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project, a team of veterinarians, vet technicians Read more »
Image source. CBS TV 10 Ohio.
29th May 2012 by Paul Todd
Last week, the Ohio legislature passed broad legislation banning the possession of big cats and other dangerous wildlife 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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