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22nd December 2015 Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
Lethargic, anxious and wobbly on her legs, this poor girl was dehydrated on arri
22nd December 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
They will soon be coming in, dogs that seem lethargic, their tongues hanging out, flanks heaving as they pant, sunken eyes Read more »
The author and the two boys, Kevin and Brayan, who gave her flowers to show thei
21st December 2015 Erika Flores
I was on my way to do our weekly veterinary visit to an impoverished neighborhood in Playa del Carmen when I spotted a small Read more »
African lion expected to get much needed protections
21st December 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
UPDATE: The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the greater protections for lions on their website. For more on this Read more »
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has announced broad protections to all lions unde
21st December 2015 Azzedine Downes
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown no longer. The US Fish and Wildlife announced today that African lions will be Read more »
One of Tom-Ro’s regular volunteers, the author’s daughter Robyn Cant-Haylett, wi
18th December 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Here in a community in South Africa, horses provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. Tom-Ro Haven for Equines and Read more »
The impact on animals has been severe
17th December 2015 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW-Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) India Emergency Relief Network (ERN) Manager Radhika Bhagat recently filed this report Read more »
Blackie was dumped in an open field, but returned to the house in which he had l
16th December 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His back legs are shaking with fear, this gentle-faced dog with the long nose. Who knows what sort of abuse he’s been Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Saturday, December 12, 2015 may go down in history as the day that prevented global catastrophe. All eyes were on Paris, Read more »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
We’ve received many emails and Facebook posts about a dolphin stranding that took place on March 13th.  Several Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
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 »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2014 and ending 6/30/2015 Read more »
An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade
by rbartlett
As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ bigges Read more »
The female sub-adult clouded leopard was found by villagers, who handed her over
5th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Amidst beaming faces and clicking cameras, a sub-adult female clouded leopard that was rescued by villagers in Assam Read more »
A fearful Bosnian dog’s transformation
5th February 2016 by Kati Loeffler
I am humbled by the courage of the animals we rescue. We cannot explain to them that we want to help, when other humans Read more »
Treating and feeding victims of Australia bushfires
4th February 2016 by Josey Sharrad
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
4th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Read more »
3rd February 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
At famed Masai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Read more »
On New Year’s Day it seemed Frank, a Boerbul, had turned the corner: he walked h
1st February 2016 by Rosalind Spencer Stone
As l watched the large Boerbul walk into the clinic, he didn’t move with enthusiasm, but it was not resignation either Read more »
29th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Read more »
IFAW has long been involved with Horn of Africa training workshops to better wil
29th January 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
With funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IFAW has started a very exciting two-year program aiming to Read more »
Ellie Milano with one of the dogs we helped.
28th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In the final months of 2015, our companion animals team morphed into an animal rescue team. As the result of a Humane 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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