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A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to
3 February 2017 Sheryl Fink
Canadian officials have laid charges to three fishermen after being alerted to a disturbing video posted on social media Read more »
IFAW-GAAP rescues horses in Chile Wildfires
3 February 2017 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW and Global Alliance for Animals and People (GAAP) is on the ground in Chile, rescuing injured animals from the Read more »
Priya (left) and Charaka (right), two tigers rescued from a speed breeding and c
2 February 2017 Meredith Whitney
Note: This article is the second in a multi part series explaining cub petting. For the first part, go here. This tigress Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
With Federal ivory trade restrictions in danger of being rolled back, state ivor
31 January 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Massachusetts is rejoining the fight to save elephants and rhinos from poachers, as state lawmakers have introduced a bill Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
31 January 2017 Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
27 January 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
4 April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1 April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28 March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
18 March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
15 March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19 March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14 March 2013
We’ve received many emails and Facebook posts about a dolphin stranding that took place on March 13th.  Several Watch Video »
14 March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13 March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9 March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW statement on Ringling Brother's announcement to eliminate elephants from ci
5 March 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement in response to Feld Entertainment's decision to eliminate elephants from its Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus per Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3 March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3 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
23 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
20 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
11 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
10 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 »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is working with diagnostic labs at the
30 March 2017 by Brian Sharp
Since the beginning of 2017, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has responded to more than 134 stranded Read more »
Manatee project provides species health baselines, best practices for capture te
29 March 2017 by Jane Hoppe
Since 2008, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research staff has monitored three wayward manatees in the Cape Cod region; two Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017 by adintino
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the Read more »
Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
28 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
Bali puppies rescued just in time
27 March 2017 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
When Made Suwana and our Bali partners found them, the two abandoned puppies were huddling under a shrine at a graveyard. Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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