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All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the In
15 March 2012 Sheryl Fink
As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Read more »
Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.
14 March 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the Read more »
Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.
13 March 2012 Patrick Ramage
Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the Read more »
Big cats face big threats, here’s how the U.S. can help
13 March 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, a federal judge sentenced Maria Angela Plancarte and her husband, Elias Garcia Garcia, to a year and a day in Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Case File - The killing of Amur tigers
12 March 2012 Anna Filippova
In 2008, Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) toughened the penalties Read more »
Cameroon’s elephants: weep not too long, we need you to act.
9 March 2012 Azzedine Downes
Faceless poachers and faceless elephants. One group scurrying away with their bloodied tusks, hoping to sell their grim Read more »
Slideshow: Maju and Raja, two young rhinos about to be relocated in India
9 March 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
The above slideshow contains photos of Maju and Raja, two young rhinos who were rehabilitated at the International Read more »
A rescued cat is examined by a veterinarian in Florida. © ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
9 March 2012 Shannon Walajtys
Tough day yesterday as more cats passed away from illnesses never treated. A vast majority of the 700 cats are very ill, Read more »
UPDATE: Mass dolphin stranding event has officially ended, yet strandings contin
8 March 2012 Michael Booth
The mass stranding event of common dolphins in Cape Cod that started in January 12, 2012 officially Read more »
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 »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
23 November 2016
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
31 October 2016
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Watch Video »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
IFAW statement on USDA Animal Welfare Act online database removal
6 February 2017
Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service quietly deleted the Animal Welfare Act database of inspection and compliance records from its website, causing uncertainty and confusion for a Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mba Read more »
IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts
17 January 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long reli Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Science Saving Elephants –  International Partnership Helps Preserve Amboseli El
28 May 2013 by adintino
Science is taking the lead to secure habitat for elephants and other wildlife in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. In Read more »
IFAW and BAWA help banjars take responsibility of their dogs’ health
27 May 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
It’s a little-known secret that in the lush paradise of Bali, dog meat restaurants exist. The market for dog meat isn Read more »
Whalesharks are often bycatch in tuna fishing.
24 May 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Just now I am attending the conference of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) on Mauritius. This is a fishing agreement Read more »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24 May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of Read more »
Survivors of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado comb through the debris. c. IFAW/Stewar
24 May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
At the request Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane), I arrived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma today to help them Read more »
ASPCA, IFAW, Code 3 Associates, RedRover & SAWA  Assist Central OK Humane Societ
24 May 2013 by adintino
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of Central Oklahoma Read more »
A happy ending: After their release into the wild, the captured baby elephants
23 May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Thanks to international outcry and vigorous campaigning by a coalition of animal welfare organizations including the Read more »
23 May 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Read more »
With announcement of winners, Love Elephants Youth Contest exhibit opens in LA
22 May 2013 by Nancy Barr
Watch the slideshow above to get a look at the winning LAUSD student artwork. The wait is over…on Sunday, May 19th, Read more »

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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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