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The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation
8 September 2015 Staci McLennan
Today was a great victory for seals. The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in Read more »
Private management of farmed animals is not conservation
8 September 2015 Azzedine Downes
The Earth is not a warehouse. And living, breathing animals are not inventory. Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we Read more »
The author and actress/activist Pamela Anderson at the Eastern Economic Forum in
Russia has gathered its greatest influencers in business and government this week in Vladivostok to promote the development Read more »
Brutus was brought into the CLAW hospital, where his chain collar had to be cut
4 September 2015 Jennifer Gerner
The month of May was a very busy time for the staff at CLAW outside Johannesburg, South Africa.  We had several cruelty Read more »
The only real way to stop the ivory trade is to close the loopholes once and for
3 September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
The California Senate just passed, by a 22-13 vote, a landmark bill that would help protect elephants and rhinos halfway Read more »
The 28th CITES Animals Committee meeting was held recently in Tel Aviv, Israel.
3 September 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
After five days of long, hot and sometimes heated meetings in Tel Aviv, Israel, it seems that the possibility of future Read more »
Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1 September 2015 Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
September 1st 2015, the Catholic Church holds its first ever World Day of
31 August 2015 Julie Matondo
Who, among us, has never felt, while watching an elephant family in Amboseli national park or the perfect complexity of a Read more »
IFAW helped rescue, care and transport 7,000 animals following Hurricane Katrina
31 August 2015 Kerry Branon
We sped down empty highways led by police escort, parking under a flooded overpass. Black hawk helicopters hovered overhead Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
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 »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
Animal Welfare Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act”
31 March 2017
Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) fo Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 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 »
IFAW has long been involved with Horn of Africa training workshops to better wil
29 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.
28 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 »
Studying Forest Elephants is more than seven years in the making and a product o
28 January 2016 by Vicki Fishlock
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and Read more »
Expanding and allowing trade of parts and derivatives from tigers is in violatio
28 January 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
China’s Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) has long been criticized as a law that promotes wildlife utilization rather Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27 January 2016 by Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27 January 2016 by adintino
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “ Read more »
Sri Lankan ivory crush
26 January 2016 by Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25 January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of 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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