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16th March 2011 Jason Bell
Firstly, I think it is worth reminding ourselves of the enormous ecological footprint that we as humans have and the impact Read more »
15th March 2011 Heather Hughes
I couldn't help it. When the students at Point Michel St. Lukes primary school started singing their thank you song, my Read more »
15th March 2011 Sheryl Fink
Today is traditionally the International Day of Action against seal hunting. But since seal advocates are a flexible bunch, Read more »
15th March 2011 Fred O'Regan
With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare team here in Read more »
15th March 2011 Michael Booth
Editor's note: We've received an update on the two clouded leopard cubs, unfortunately their mother never returned. Read more »
The ban is a great news not only for bears but for us as humans. Russian officials managed to overcome so called centuries Read more »
14th March 2011
UPDATE: Due to increased radiation levels, the team is holding off on their departure - Will Update you all in the AM. 12 Read more »
11th March 2011 Hanna Lentz
The following post about a street dog in Moscow named Marta comes courtesy of Dr. Kati Loeffler, the International Fund for Read more »
11th March 2011 Patrick Ramage
I sat at a conference table high in the sleek glass Kasumigaseki office building overlooking Nagata-cho (Japan's Read more »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
13th October 2015
National animal welfare agencies collaborate to provide immediate relief to pet owners, animal victims following devastating floods Members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the International Fund for Read more »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2013 and ending 6/30/2014 Read more »
World Trade Organization condemns dolphins to cruelty with ruling
17th May 2012 by Beth Allgood
Yesterday, the World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. dolphin-safe label requirement, dealing a major blow both to Read more »
Bali Diary: Caring for dogs, wherever they are
17th May 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this recent story about the ongoing Read more »
Class members included individuals from a wide variety of not-for-profit, privat
17th May 2012 by Beth Allgood
Earlier this month, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the first Read more »
IFAW Honors Unsung Animal Heroes with Animal Action Award
16th May 2012 by
Recognizing those who have done something outstanding for animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw Read more »
Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning
15th May 2012 by Cynthia Milburn
Humans keep animals for many reasons – for companionship, for protection, for food and fiber, for transport, for Read more »
Raising the issue of wildlife trade as a matter for public awareness
15th May 2012 by Julie Landry
This year, for the second time in a row, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate in the " Read more »
Preparing the Future Environmental Stewards in the Caribbean
15th May 2012 by
From May 1 through May 4, the first training session of the pilot Caribbean Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (C-EWCL) Read more »
The Sad Tale of Tony the “Truck Stop Tiger”
14th May 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Here’s a report from Gina Miller, IFAW’s legal policy analyst, about a captive tiger in Louisiana: Laws that Read more »
IFAW training bolsters animal rescue skills in disaster-prone Gulf region
14th May 2012 by
This week, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, more than 25 veterinarians, animal responders, animal control officers, and volunteers 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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