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26th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
In the 1970s the African elephant population was estimated to be around 1.3 million individuals. In the last census Read more »
There was not much left of the main house after the tusker rampage.
25th March 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is fortunate to have talented staff working all around the world. Some of us are Read more »
US and Russian governments failed to end the needless killing of polar bears for
23rd March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
On Thursday, March 7th, in Bangkok Thailand, a conservation travesty occurred  when 42 of the countries of the world Read more »
Leelabai has spent the last nineteen years of her life living in the forest, arm
22nd March 2013 James Kinney
The forest department rangers and frontline staff that patrol the tiger reserves of Central India face constant threats to Read more »
Eloise kicks up dust, feeding on juicy roots while her daughter Enugu stands gua
21st March 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Eloise has a brand new female calf. The birth itself isn’t a surprise as she’s been weaning her youngest son Read more »
Two photos, one tiger. Left picture taken Feb. 2011, picture on right – with no
21st March 2013 Vivek Menon
I believe in looking beyond the tiger. Still, I cannot deny, seeing one in the wild can be an overwhelming experience. Read more »
In South Africa these days, conversations about monkeys and pigs aren’t strange
20th March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Working as a Campaigns Officer for a large animal welfare organisation means, for me at least, that no day at work is ever Read more »
Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAW
20th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seriously Read more »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
6th April 2015
In the third and last installment of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
27th April 2015
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organizations this week announced support for the reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 10 Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, Craigslist.org 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 »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
23rd September 2013 by
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Read more »
A western gray whale breaching near Piltun Island.
20th September 2013 by Anna Filippova
We are back with the latest and final news update this season from Piltun. Our western gray whale research in north-eastern Read more »
Bad weather in Iceland is good for whales
20th September 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
Nature has its way. Many things helped make this whaling season in Iceland miserable for the whalers and better than Read more »
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culure, Rachel Mazombwe-Zulu, inaugurating the
19th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Earlier this week, I gave you an update on the opening of the IFAW Model Fish Farm and Elephant Fence project in Malawi. Read more »
IFAW needs to raise $10,000 to purchase and distribute hay with the Colorado Hor
19th September 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
The wrath of flood waters that ravaged Colorado over the last week has come with a heavy price. Victims are mourning the Read more »
IFAW Whale Program Director Patrick Ramage with HRH Prince Albert of Monaco.
18th September 2013 by April Wobst
[View the story "IFAW Song of the Whale 2013 Med Sail" on Storify] Read more »
17th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Read more »
Malawi Fish Farm Project Saves Lives, Protects Wildlife
17th September 2013 by
The launch of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm, near Liwonde National Park, uniquely links the need for animal welfare Read more »
SLIDESHOW: newborn otter pups rescued in India
16th September 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
UPDATE: Sadly, one of the otter pups died at just 15 days of age. The other two are currently stable, eating well and are Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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