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14th July 2011 Patrick Ramage
For much of today, there hasn't been anything to see. But behind closed doors at the end of a hallway in the Hotel de Read more »
14th July 2011 Megan Moore
Something pretty incredible happened today.  Today we drove 20 minutes down the road to Soufriere to visit their primary Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There had already been highly vocal complaints asserting some IWC member countries who wished to attend the meeting had not Read more »
Dr. Kati Loeffler instructing Chinese vet students on procedures.
13th July 2011 Nathan Herschler
With our global scope and expertise, IFAW has been able to make humane advancements and shift attitudes on a tremendous Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There was much talk about quorates, banker’s drafts, voting rights, EU consensus and a variety of IWC technicalities, Read more »
12th July 2011 Azzedine Downes
I thought perhaps they were exaggerating to increase the sense of adventure but after seeing a baboon get taken by a Read more »
12th July 2011 Joaquin de la Torre
Erika and I were invited to celebrate the 4th of July in Cozumel, an unusual celebration for Mexicans. But the reality is Read more »
11th July 2011 Patrick Ramage
I hugged the rubber bucket tight and sat heaving into it as violent gusts of wind and whipped-up waves engulfed the foredeck Read more »
11th July 2011 Elena Zharkova
A few days after arriving to Piltun, the weather conditions were favorable to start our work and four of us went out on the Read more »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10th November 2015
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
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 »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26th October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
10th August 2012 by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and Read more »
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey
One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest Read more »
Good news from China on busting illegal ivory dealers
8th August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Based on information IFAW provided about the rampant illegal trade of ivory on the markets, China’s Forestry Read more »
NGO Intelligence Led to Ivory Bust in China
8th August 2012 by adintino
Based on information provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW –, China’s Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Despite wind and weather, western grey whales abound
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting
4th August 2012 by Paul Todd
The 62nd Meeting of the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Standing Read more »
IFAW - Right whale skull found on Cape Cod
3rd August 2012 by Katie Moore
  IFAW’s Brian Sharp, Stranding Coordinator, sits down with Fox 25 News to talk about the historic  finding Read more »
Sun shines as Song of the Whale team prepares for summer research season
2nd August 2012 by Robbie Marsland
The sun shines on the righteous, they say, and it has certainly been shining down on IFAW's state of the art sailing Read more »
Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team 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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