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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington i
27th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to America this week presents a prime opportunity for President Obama, Read more »
Disaster relief team readies to assess and help animals in Nepal
27th April 2015 Shannon Walajtys
As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake rises towards 4,000 and emergency and medical relief for human health and Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24th April 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24th April 2015 Ellie Milano
    In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly Read more »
23rd April 2015 Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived Read more »
Today Lily is a healthy, happy dog and a much loved member of the family of one
23rd April 2015 Christina Pretorius
    In 2011 animal lovers around the world were horrified by the news that a dog had been buried alive at a Read more »
22nd April 2015 Michael Booth
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Read more »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
2nd December 2014
This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
30th January 2015
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”:  “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
28th January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5th May 2015 by
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations Read more »
4th May 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These Read more »
Nepalese frantically search for still missing loved ones.
3rd May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Baby boy Sonit Awal was rescued 22 hours after #NepalEarthquake http://t.co/R7t3Xjepzc pic.twitter.com/TNVGNEMbCu — Read more »
Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost s
1st May 2015 by Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 by Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 by Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
Aurora, was adopted by a family that has 4 other dogs!
1st May 2015 by Erika Flores
    Kiki has seen almost all of her pups grow and get adopted and I’m so excited to share the updates Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015 by
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are 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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