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4 March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
This past week a Federal Appeals Court upheld the 2008 decision by the U.S. Government to list the polar bear as threatened Read more »
How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand
3 March 2013 Adrian Hiel
The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has begun here in Read more »
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1 March 2013 Dr. David M. Lavigne
Open publication - Free publishing - More facts MOBILE and TABLET users: browse Elephants & Ivory by Read more »
1 March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
Poachers slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon during a
28 February 2013 Jason Bell
At this year’s 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
IFAW’s DVM Erika Flores providing emergency assistance to the margay.
28 February 2013 Joaquin de la Torre
It was the middle of December around 7 pm, and I was heading to a meeting when I received a call from Erika Flores telling Read more »
On International Polar Bear Day, ask why 400 more should die
27 February 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
With an estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears remaining in the wild, we continue to ask why 400 bears are unnecessarily killed Read more »
From left: Iregi Mwenja, Jim Nyamu of  the Elephant Neighbor’s Center, and Steve
26 February 2013 Steve Njumbi
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
Having eleven different nationalities and cultures represented during our road t
22 February 2013 Rebecca Brimley
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we have long wanted to extend our impact for dogs and cats beyond our Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res 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 »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
14 February 2014 by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13 February 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13 February 2014 by David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13 February 2014 by James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13 February 2014 by adintino
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision- Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12 February 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12 February 2014 by adintino
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12 February 2014 by adintino
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of Read more »
Continued auction site partner efforts will help end online wildlife crime
11 February 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been investigating the sale of wildlife products over the Internet 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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