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1st February 2008
It’s been another busy week for whales in the news. First was a diplomatic visit by Australian Foreign Minister Stephan Read more »
30th January 2008
Over the past couple days IFAW has been coordinating the release of rehabilitated penguins in Argentina following weeks of Read more »
29th January 2008
Valeria Ruoppolo, IFAW's Latin American Emergency Responder recently posted this report from the rehabilitation center in Read more »
28th January 2008
A newborn Right Whale was found dead yesterday on a beach in Florida. One of the most endangered whales in the world, the Read more »
25th January 2008
With the release of all of the grebes and most of the cormorants behind us, we are now focusing on getting all the penguins Read more »
22nd January 2008
Despite international protest, declarations of condemnation from the International Whaling Commission, and innumerable Read more »
18th January 2008
Exciting news from Argentina! The first group of Great grebes was released yesterday and a group of washed penguins took Read more »
17th January 2008
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Emergency Responder Tania Duratovic filed this detailed report yesterday on her Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21st 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 »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th 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 »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
19th June 2014
The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the ruling Read more »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old "Hangglide," a frequent visit Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fell Read more »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28th May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
18th March 2010 by Elizabeth Wamba
Three elephant poachers were killed late last week (13 March 2010) and one escaped with injuries after an exchange of fire Read more »
18th March 2010 by
What a disappointment - today is a day that I suspect many CITES Parties will look back on in shame. The world had a Read more »
17th March 2010 by Jeffrey Flocken
To our great surprise, the Committee Chair announced this morning that polar bears could come up for a vote as early as 3pm Read more »
16th March 2010 by
This post about two orphaned Russian bear cubs was filed from the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Bear Read more »
15th March 2010 by
“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many Read more »
15th March 2010 by
“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” Read more »
14th March 2010 by Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken here - IFAW's DC Director at the CITES meeting in Doha. It was a busy day today lobbying for the polar Read more »
12th March 2010 by
My name is Grace Ge Gabrel and I am leading on IFAWs work at the CoP to ensure that measures are taken to protect the last Read more »

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