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Ringling Bros. Circus commits to end elephant shows–are big cats next?
5th March 2015 Carson Barylak
Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants by 2018 — PBS NewsHour (@ Read more »
4th March 2015 Vivek Menon
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Read more »
4th March 2015 Vicki Fishlock
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Read more »
IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns,
4th March 2015 James Isiche
Traces of ashes of now three historic ivory burns will be forever mixed with the ancient soil at Nairobi National Park Read more »
For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place
4th March 2015 Patrick Ramage
I’m keyed up, almost giddy, despite a dozen hours in an economy class seat from LAX. I’ve just landed back at Read more »
Wonderful Juliette, a nice young Armenian customs officer volunteered to manage
Recently, about 40 people including participants from Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, and Read more »
4th March 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! In part two of our video conversations with Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US 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 »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW qu Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
8th April 2013
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction. “This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
Credit: Carlos Osorio, AP
1st April 2013
This past Friday, the Detroit Tigers organization posted photos on its Facebook page of its star players handling a tiger cub at a spring training camp. Tracy Coppola, Campaigns Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW;, iss 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 »
13th April 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Read more »
13th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
We had an amazing turnout for the contest to name the eight puppies that Dr. Erika Flores has been fostering in Playa del Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015 by
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps.
11th April 2015 by Julia Cumes
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located on a magical little island in Lake Victoria, Uganda, and is Read more »
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows
10th April 2015 by Stuart Palmer
IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.
9th April 2015 by Carson Barylak
Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
Kiki's puppies are hitting their terrible toddler phase!
8th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
  The puppies are nearing seven weeks old and raising them has quickly become a full time job for Dr. Flores. They 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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