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Happy Mother’s Day!
10th May 2015 Ellie Milano
Meet Lucy and her adorable five kittens; Atticus, Matilda, Oliver, Winnie, and Leroy. Lucy was spotted a few months ago by Read more »
8th May 2015 Erica Martin
One of our Human Resources team members rescued a local cat who just had kittens and they are quite simply the cutest Read more »
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Read more »
Kali was found dog wobbling along the street.
7th May 2015 Brian Sharp
The historic 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago affected tens of Read more »
South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5th May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
4th May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1st May 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
22nd February 2013
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire
3rd February 2014
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of Côte d Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW/D. Gadomski
28th January 2014
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade and help protect elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will stage the public destruction at a Read more »
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
Pookie’s owner had cared for her since she was a cub
4th June 2015 by Kelly Donithan
    Pookie, a 15-year-old tigress, who had been living outside Dallas, has had to weather more than the record- Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4th June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
4th June 2015 by
IFAW STATEMENT ON:  California State Assembly passage of AB96 Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the Read more »
This year will still go down in history as a devastating year for the endangered
Even though the species has experienced dramatic declines and suffers from the highest mortality rate of all mammals, this Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Read more »
2nd June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Read more »
Chodoba has had no qualms in adventuring further afield with fellow orphans.
1st June 2015 by Sarah Davies
Elephants are suddenly showing an increased interest in being released at the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. Read more »
California is known as one of the largest ivory markets in the US.
1st June 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
UPDATE: By an overwhelming 62-14 bipartisan vote, the California State Assembly passed this important legislation. It now Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »

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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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