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Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place.
13th March 2015 Kristen Pachett
Throughout the year IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings on a number of interns and apprentices Read more »
Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Cente
    Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center in Bubonitsy, Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
Our National Marine Sanctuaries are havens for marine life.
12th March 2015 Margaret Cooney
After the majority of the public commented in its favor last summer, the long-awaited plan to expand the Gulf of the Read more »
11th March 2015 Peter Howson
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Read more »
10th March 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Read more »
IFAW board members, dedicated California-based supporters, IFAW staff, and sever
10th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
    On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Read more »
Students taking part in wall painting organised by IFAW-WTI, at Himgiri High & M
9th March 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
On Valentine’s Day, when most of the world’s humans wore red to profess their love for fellow humans, 600 school Read more »
IFAW was represented at the round table on “Participation of civil society actor
6th March 2015 Elena Zharkova
I can say now, having worked at IFAW since 2002, that a lot of the knowledge I received during my time at University was not Read more »
Three captive tigers make a journey from a failing Texas shelter to a new home in North Carolina. Watch Video »
Denise Flores, a big cat owner in Ohio talks about the realities of owning tigers and a cougar and the reason why she now Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
Roaring with Disapproval for Lion Meat at M. Wells Steakhouse
20th November 2013
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the opening of M. Wells Steakhouse and the possibility of the inclusion of lion meat on the menu:  “A Read more »
IFAW kickstarts vaccination campaign  and food relief for animals in the Philipp
18th November 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.   A team composed of  IFAW and PAW Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
14th November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 k Read more »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush “The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12th November 2013
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday. IFAW is working with Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
6th November 2013
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China. Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ 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, Craigslist.org 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 »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps.
11th April 2015 by Julia Cumes
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located on a magical little island in Lake Victoria, Uganda, and is Read more »
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows
10th April 2015 by Stuart Palmer
IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.
9th April 2015 by Carson Barylak
Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
Kiki's puppies are hitting their terrible toddler phase!
8th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
  The puppies are nearing seven weeks old and raising them has quickly become a full time job for Dr. Flores. They Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 by Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015 by
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Read more »
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the
7th April 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential 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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