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10 June 2015 Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
9 June 2015 Carson Barylak
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Read more »
The Whale Alert app. Is available for both for iPhone and Android platforms.
8 June 2015 April Wobst
In honor of World Oceans Day promoting Healthy Oceans for a Healthy Planet, I’m here at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW Read more »
Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8 June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5 June 2015 Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5 June 2015 Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5 June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
China’s State Forestry Administration promised that China would “strictly contro
4 June 2015 Peter LaFontaine
In a move to show their commitment to ending the ivory trade, Chinese officials ceremoniously destroyed nearly 1,500 pounds Read more »
Pookie’s owner had cared for her since she was a cub
4 June 2015 Kelly Donithan
Pookie, a 15-year-old tigress, who had been living outside Dallas, has had to weather more than the record-breaking Read more »
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 »
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 »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
27 October 2016
Editor’s Note: In light of the recent incident where an animal trainer was attacked by a tiger at a Florida fair, 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 »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an 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 »
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 »
A Bryde’s whale © Tony Wu. A small, critically endangered population of Bryde’s
5 November 2015 by Matt Collis
Back in 2012 the Ports of Auckland introduced a voluntary protocol for ships coming in and out of Auckland. The purpose was Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
5 November 2015 by Nancy Barr
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and Read more »
Authorized users can navigate the species guide with a touch of the finger.
4 November 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is a first person account by Jose Louise on his experiment with technology to fight wildlife trade in Bhutan. Read more »
The only way to stop the slaughter of elephants and rhino is to ban trade everyw
4 November 2015 by Mark Hofberg
Washington voters have made their voices heard for wildlife by passing a critical measure on Tuesday. Ballot Initiative 1401 Read more »
“Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory! We need to erect a prot
3 November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I got off Beijing subway Line 2 at Dong Zhi Men station one night, walking into a long, but well-lit passage way, to Read more »
Bill sponsor Senator Jason Lewis speaks at the podium at a press conference on t
30 October 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Massachusetts residents showed up in force on behalf of elephants and rhinoceros, packing the State House for an important Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue team recently h
30 October 2015 by Kristen Patchett
Stranding professionals gathered on Cape Cod to discuss a number of issues—from regional and national priorities and Read more »
Two male and two female bears were transported to Pakke Tiger Reserve.
29 October 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
This first-person account of moving four Asiatic black bear cubs from the IFAW-WTI Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Read more »
29 October 2015 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »

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In the news

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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