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CLAW brings Christmas cheer to communities in need
13 January 2017 Sheena Dale
This Christmas, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) partnered with generous donors and celebrated the holiday season with Read more »
Remembering a Green Giant
12 January 2017 Patrick Ramage
I knew from the title of her email --  “Alexey Yablokov” --  that my dear colleague Masha, Dr. Maria Read more »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
Humpback whales will rest easier without massive seismic arigun testing to disru
6 January 2017 Beth Allgood
In the waning days of the Obama Administration the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it has Read more »
While the UAE has passed a milestone law for the welfare of exotic animals often
6 January 2017 Carson Barylak
A newly enacted law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a long-awaited ban on the private ownership and sale Read more »
5 January 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Read more »
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 »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
16 June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
9 June 2015
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Watch Video »
10 June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2 June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
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 »
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 »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
Recent busts in California are evidence that the domestic ban is needed.
14 February 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
California authorities seized dozens of illegal ivory items from dealers in Los Angeles County last week, making good on Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017 by rbartlett
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 by Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
 A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
10 February 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s partner in South Asia, Wildlife Trust of India, is happy to announce that Read more »
Orphan elephants enjoy feeding time at ZEN.
9 February 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Read more »
Putu Kartama Yasa and son Kadek finally adopted Spirit
8 February 2017 by Kate Nattrass Atema
When we first met Spirit, she was skinny, weak, and had a terrible wound on her back. She had been rescued by Janice Read more »
The author hands over one of the satellite collars to KWS Director General Kitil
7 February 2017 by Steve Njumbi
Almost a year ago, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers shot and killed Mohawk, one of only three mature male lions in Read more »
IFAW and our supporters rely on this APHIS database to access animal care record
6 February 2017 by Carson Barylak
On Friday afternoon, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Read more »
IFAW statement on USDA Animal Welfare Act online database removal
6 February 2017 by adintino
Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service quietly deleted 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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