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For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
28th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the ill
25th July 2015 Beth Allgood
What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world? A lot, it turns out. American demand for Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare co-sponsored conference centered on the oft-poached Read more »
23rd July 2015 Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
When helping animals in these remote communities, having an automobile helps to
21st July 2015 Janice Hannah
Over the years, IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has travelled to and from remote northern communities in Canada multiple Read more »
20th July 2015 Ian Michler
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Read more »
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 »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
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;, 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 »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 by James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
4th August 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 by Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen
31st July 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of Read more »
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t
31st July 2015 by Sarah Davies
It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally Read more »
Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally
31st July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage. Celebrities, public figures, and throngs of Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following 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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