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Spotlight Kenya: Satellite-tagging Tsavo elephants to reduce conflict and boost
5th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants--six males and Read more »
New app saves right whales
4th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2nd April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Spotlight Libya: Crisis over for animals at the Tripoli Zoo
30th March 2012 Michael Booth
Almost eight months after war exploded all around them, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo have finally found peace. The Read more »
UPDATE: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are home safe
30th March 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Both cats did well on the trip from Ohio to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota and the team drove the 15-hour journey Read more »
Elephant and rhino rescues in India: hope for compassionate conservation
29th March 2012 Fred O'Regan
While I was in Assam, India in March, I was thrilled to learn that Soni, a five-year old female elephant, that we rescued, Read more »
Ruby in hospital in early February. c. IFAW/L. Cant-Haylett
29th March 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Any dog or cat living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town can count itself extremely lucky if it finds itself at the Mdzananda Animal Read more »
28th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
30th July 2002
The whales stranded once again with the falling tide and veterinary experts determined the animals were too weak to survive another rescue attempt. By late afternoon, the difficult decision was made to euthanize the remaining animals and end their Read more »
29th July 2002
The stranded whales were discovered at six o’clock in the morning as low tide was approaching on the North side of Cape Cod. Member organizations of the Cape Cod Stranding Network immediately responded to the situation. More than 100 volunte Read more »
4th April 2002
The chimpanzee, nicknamed “Commando” and of the sub-species Schwienfurthii, is roughly two years of age, based on dental development, but due his poor state of health is so severely stunted in growth, that rescuers initially estimated h Read more »
22nd January 2001
IFAW formed its specialist international oiled wildlife team, headed by Jay Holcomb of the International Bird Rescue Research Centre (IBRRC), to be a hands-on disaster unit prepared to travel immediately to assist countries and their conservation Read more »
16th August 2000
As of today, more than 11,000 individuals have donated the equivalent of 39,614 volunteer days to assist with the rescue and rehabilitation of the penguins affected by a massive oil spill caused by the June 23 sinking of the ore carrier MV Treasur Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
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Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Miracle kittens rescued from under the snow after Hurricane Sandy
15th November 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
As we deployed rescue staff to Ocean County New Jersey, a representative to the National Response Coordination Center in Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012 by
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a Read more »
© IFAW/M. Booth
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Read more »
The two cubs, "Blair" and "Terry" feast on bear foods, like apples.
14th November 2012 by Gail A’Brunzo
Two male grizzly cubs were rescued in late October from the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia after their mother Read more »
Pennsylvania Sandy evacuees and their pets get a helping hand
14th November 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
Our wonderful International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team member Denise Bash reports from Read more »
IFAW volunteer with #216 in the Arkansas emergency animal shelter. c. IFAW
13th November 2012 by Gail A’Brunzo
On 7 November, 2011 Pam Thomas from Arkansas was arrested on cruelty charges and a search and seizure warrant allowed Read more »
Slideshow: three asiatic bear cubs are closer to life in the wilds of Northeaste
9th November 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Three Asiatic black bear cubs rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local partner organization Read more »
Continuing to be a voice of action for big cat welfare
9th November 2012 by Tracy Coppola
Now that the election is behind us, I’m reminded that, no matter what party you support, we all need to take a Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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