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16th May 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
I look forward to the day when Congress better reflects these values. It can’t happen too soon for the sake of polar Read more »
14th May 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
It’s not the end of this crisis, at least not for the animals because we know that there are thousands more in there. Read more »
12th May 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
So I got some exciting news late last week -- I have been asked by the US Congress to represent IFAW and testify this Read more »
12th May 2011 Kelvin Alie
In his opening speech, Commissioner Juffa stressed the importance of collaboration and networking among relevant government Read more »
12th May 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The children are delighted and although many of them can only envision in their minds the picture we all see before us, for Read more »
12th May 2011 Patrick Ramage
Well, it's not all bad news this week. In a rare public climb-down, Mr. Kristjan Loftsson, the plucky Icelandic Read more »
10th May 2011 Janice Hannah
Drive, drive, drive, set up, buzz around, take down, Zzzzzzzz, drive, drive, drive. That’s what it feels like sometimes… a Read more »
10th May 2011 Shannon Walajtys
As I walked into the shelter Sunday morning the cat room manager cried out that kittens had been born overnight! I am the Read more »
9th May 2011 Jake Levenson
We can’t really be sure in this individual case. But, we can be fairly confident that sea level rise will affect Read more »
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 »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
13th October 2015
National animal welfare agencies collaborate to provide immediate relief to pet owners, animal victims following devastating floods Members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the International Fund for Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 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, 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 »
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27th June 2012 by
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this Read more »
26th June 2012 by Sigursteinn Masson
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Read more »
In Sumatra, a horned little 80-pound bundle of hope for rhinos
25th June 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
On Saturday, June 23rd, hundreds of conservationists, veterinarians and rhino-lovers around the world waited for news from Read more »
Sexual segregation in Amboseli: male and females elephants do things differently
25th June 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
One of the most frequent comments I hear when talking to people about elephants is some variation of “that’s Read more »
Dead pelican on Peruvian Beach. IFAW/S.Heredia
22nd June 2012 by Valeria Ruoppolo
Like most enthusiastic birdwatchers, I can’t resist penguins, pelicans, boobies and so many different species of Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: From the hearts and hands of babes
22nd June 2012 by Elizabeth Wamba
Hundreds of elephant tusks are piled up in a burning heap at one of the national parks in Africa as a group of people Read more »
Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead
22nd June 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Chinese micro blog site, a post about an online ivory shopper who was Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012 by
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including Read more »
Watch "Ivory Wars" aired by our friends at Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 2
21st June 2012 by Fred O'Regan
Saturday, June 23 is shaping up to be an important day in the global march toward elephant conservation. In Los Angeles, 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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