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Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod.
3 February 2017 Katie Moore
Each year hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod, Read more »
A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to
3 February 2017 Sheryl Fink
Canadian officials have laid charges to three fishermen after being alerted to a disturbing video posted on social media Read more »
IFAW-GAAP rescues horses in Chile Wildfires
3 February 2017 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW and Global Alliance for Animals and People (GAAP) is on the ground in Chile, rescuing injured animals from the Read more »
Priya (left) and Charaka (right), two tigers rescued from a speed breeding and c
2 February 2017 Meredith Whitney
Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
With Federal ivory trade restrictions in danger of being rolled back, state ivor
31 January 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Massachusetts is rejoining the fight to save elephants and rhinos from poachers, as state lawmakers have introduced a bill Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
31 January 2017 Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
27 January 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
19 August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21 July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23 July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26 June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2 July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21 June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10 June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6 June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3 June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19 June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19 June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12 June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9 June 2015
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets, these dogs are likely to thrive when they have a detection career. In order to maximize adoption rates for t Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8 June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 Read more »
Rescued penguin data reveal climate change effects
10 March 2017 by Francois Louw
New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 by Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Mongolia reported one million livestock like these yaks perished during the 201
9 March 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
After two straight devastating dzuds, summer droughts followed by extremely cold winter temperatures, Mongolian livestock Read more »
A concerted effort of letter writers urged President Trump not to withdraw the U
9 March 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Since his inauguration two months ago, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to scrap Obama-era climate change Read more »
Switzerland bans seal products
9 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
IFAW is celebrating  another victory for seals this week,  as Switzerland became the 35th country to ban seal Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
9 March 2017 by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered Read more »
International Women’s Day: Paving the way for the next generation of animal hero
8 March 2017 by Erica Martin
Happy International Women’s Day! We are proud to say that we are the home of many amazing and talented women, Read more »
TenBoma director profiled as one of Vice’s “Humans of the Year”
8 March 2017 by Kerry Branon
This article, written by Kaleigh Rogers, originally appeared on Vice’s Motherboard on March 2, 2017.--KB Faye Cuevas Read more »
Satao 2 was a tusker with extremely long tusks like this elephant in Tsavo Natio
7 March 2017 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma counter-poaching initiative partner, Tsavo Trust, which operates the Big Tusker Project, confirmed for us the Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

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