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WATCH: Grassroots efforts gauge locals’ understanding of seal Hunt in Newfoundla
16 December 2016 Sheryl Fink
Deep in the heart of the commercial harp seal hunt, a small group of caring and compassionate individuals are trying to Read more »
 A Northern Dog adopted by a pair of graduate students, Bashu has changed lives
16 December 2016 Janice Hannah
One of the highlights of the Northern Dogs Project is hearing about the dogs who come from the north and find loving Read more »
A curious minke whale spy hopping in the waters off Antarctica.
15 December 2016 Rebecca Keeble
IFAW has been a proud member of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance which has worked tirelessly to secure protection for the 1,550, Read more »
The decline of the giraffe has been dubbed the “silent extinction” because of gi
15 December 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has announced in their latest update of the “Red List of Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Why I joined IFAW to help protect Russian wildlife
14 December 2016 Pamela Anderson
I’m very happy to join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the Kremlin and other events in Moscow this Read more »
President-elect Trump is openly skeptical about the science behind climate chang
13 December 2016 Peter LaFontaine
IFAW has added its voice to the call for climate action in the Trump era. We have joined 120 organizations from across civil Read more »
Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
A recent meeting at the Kremlin Presidential Library.
12 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week, I am delighted to be joining Moscow International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Russia Council members Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
14 July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
26 June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25 June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23 June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27 January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25 January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4 January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21 December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18 December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9 December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
by rbartlett
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
A recent patient at Berliner Tiertafel e. V., an important community center for
2 January 2017 by Dörte von der Reith
This year again was a very busy one in our veterinary practice at Berliner Tiertafel e. V. Veterinarian Janine Bräuer Read more »
30 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Read more »
Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants
30 December 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016 by adintino
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, Read more »
The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya.
29 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare had a lot to celebrate in 2016. Here is a round-up through the numbers: 105 metric Read more »
The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016.
28 December 2016 by Erica Martin
Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016 by rbartlett
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Read more »
IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international
27 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internationally and domestically. Here Read more »
New CLAW director Taren Welthagen with Vincent and Dyanti, who recently came tog
27 December 2016 by Christina Pretorius
This blog comes from CLAW’s new Director, Taren Welthagen, about an amazing adoption story that she was part of Read more »

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In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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