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Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen
31st July 2015 Jordi Casamitjana
Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of Read more »
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t
31st July 2015 Sarah Davies
It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally Read more »
Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally
31st July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage. Celebrities, public figures, and throngs of Read more »
The domestic violence project finds animals a loving home and the peaceful envir
30th July 2015 Rianne
Blijf van mijn Dier is a new domestic violence and animal abuse project that has been offering animal abuse Read more »
For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
28th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the ill
25th July 2015 Beth Allgood
What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world? A lot, it turns out. American demand for Read more »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
4th November 2013
It was only less than a week ago that I was sitting among dozens of like-minded individuals who are spending their lives to Watch Video »
25th October 2013
The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Watch Video »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
4th October 2013
Watch author Jena Ball reading Poco a Poco to a group of youngsters in the video above. ~~~ Since its release just 10 days Watch Video »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between people and big cats. The legislature, introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosent Read more »
Ivory figurines
12th August 2014
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhi Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
by adintino
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
by smoos
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
by adintino
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
Right Whales on the Brink
by adintino
Right Whales on the Brink Read more »
Right Whales & Ship Management Options
by adintino
This Discussion Draft is a revision of the 5 June 2000 Discussion Draft. The 5 June Discussion Draft was widely distributed t Read more »
2011 Elephants Never Forget
by adintino
Elephants, Never Forget brings the world of elephants — from the African savannah to Asian rain forests — right i Read more »
2010 IFAW Annual report
by root
IFAW's 2010 Annual Report     Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 by Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
25th August 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Read more »
It is estimated that several hundred brown bears are orphaned in Russia each yea
24th August 2015 by Clare Sterling
I recently had the opportunity to visit IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) in Russia with UK media to highlight Read more »
The animals are prodded and clubbed to force them to engage in certain behaviors
21st August 2015 by Carson Barylak
As efforts to protect wild elephants through regulation, awareness, rescue, and law enforcement move forward, cities around Read more »
20th August 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
The Commission heard comments from both proponents and opponents (such as the fu
19th August 2015 by Carson Barylak
California has become the first state to broadly prohibit commercial and recreational bobcat trapping. In a 3-2 vote, the Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 by Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
Only true seals are found on the East Coast.
17th August 2015 by Kristen Pachett
Allison Hardman is currently an intern with the IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team based at IFAW headquarters. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
17th August 2015 by
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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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