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Rescued bear cubs must learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, but for n
18th March 2015 Philip Mansbridge
Getting to IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) is no mean feat. The London to Moscow leg of the journey was simple Read more »
Will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ul
18th March 2015 Jason Bell
In December 2014, at the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Gaberone, a number of governments agreed to a series of urgent Read more »
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update
18th March 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher Read more »
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all
18th March 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by Read more »
18th March 2015 Ellie Milano
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Read more »
It is always important to realise that the quality of life of the animal will on
17th March 2015 Blessing Chiriseri
Dr. Blessing Chiriseri, is a veterinarian with IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The clinic Read more »
17th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Read more »
The IFAW-WTI run CWRC-MVS rescued 19 vultures in March
17th March 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
This first-person account was submitted by IFAW-Wildlife Trust of India vet. Dr. Bishwajit Boruah, who did the work to Read more »
A Parrot drone. Image: Wikipedia
16th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened? All of us concerned about the devastating number of Read more »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
30th July 2013
After attending the Barnstable County Fair on the 20th of July and watching two of the three Rainforest Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
7th April 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
7th April 2015 by
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.
6th April 2015 by Neil Greenwood
Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices Read more »
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW
6th April 2015 by Gail A’Brunzo
Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) colleague Read more »
6th April 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
In the third and last installment of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines Read more »
Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking
3rd April 2015 by James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
Take part in our Facebook contest: Time to name Kiki’s puppies!
3rd April 2015 by Ellie Milano
We’ve been following these eight puppies very closely over the last few weeks, and we think it’s about time they Read more »
3rd April 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015 by
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which 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.

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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