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12th May 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
So I got some exciting news late last week -- I have been asked by the US Congress to represent IFAW and testify this Read more »
12th May 2011 Kelvin Alie
In his opening speech, Commissioner Juffa stressed the importance of collaboration and networking among relevant government Read more »
12th May 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The children are delighted and although many of them can only envision in their minds the picture we all see before us, for Read more »
12th May 2011 Patrick Ramage
Well, it's not all bad news this week. In a rare public climb-down, Mr. Kristjan Loftsson, the plucky Icelandic Read more »
10th May 2011 Janice Hannah
Drive, drive, drive, set up, buzz around, take down, Zzzzzzzz, drive, drive, drive. That’s what it feels like sometimes… a Read more »
10th May 2011 Shannon Walajtys
As I walked into the shelter Sunday morning the cat room manager cried out that kittens had been born overnight! I am the Read more »
9th May 2011 Jake Levenson
We can’t really be sure in this individual case. But, we can be fairly confident that sea level rise will affect Read more »
9th May 2011 Shannon Walajtys
We have a lot of dirty work that must be done for the pets in our care, but we receive payment ten-fold in the form of Read more »
9th May 2011 Vicki Fishlock
When I was doing my PhD research in Congo, my study elephants were very fearful of people. I have watched a group of more Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips 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 »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close 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 »
Spotlight Kenya: From the hearts and hands of babes
22nd June 2012 by Elizabeth Wamba
Hundreds of elephant tusks are piled up in a burning heap at one of the national parks in Africa as a group of people Read more »
Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead
22nd June 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Chinese micro blog site, a post about an online ivory shopper who was Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012 by
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including Read more »
Watch "Ivory Wars" aired by our friends at Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 2
21st June 2012 by Fred O'Regan
Saturday, June 23 is shaping up to be an important day in the global march toward elephant conservation. In Los Angeles, Read more »
Making an impassioned plea, Canada's Senator Harb calls commercial seal hunt 'un
19th June 2012 by Sheryl Fink
On June 14, Canadian Senator Mac Harb moved second reading of Bill S-210, a Bill to end commercial seal hunting. Senator Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012 by
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military Read more »
Catharine preps one of the uber dogs for surgery (this one couldn't be lifted on
18th June 2012 by Janice Hannah
The vet component is the highest profile part of the Northern Dogs Project.  Over the ten years that we have been Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012 by
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement Read more »
15th June 2012 by
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family 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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