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One of the seals IFAW successfully disentangled is shown here with its neck stra
28 October 2016 Brian Sharp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been rescuing gray seals for years. Recently, The Marine Mammal Center’s Read more »
27 October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
Response to Hurricane Matthew in Jamaica, Haiti, North Carolina
27 October 2016 Shannon Walajtys
No one slept the night Hurricane Matthew passed near Jamaica, dropping rain through high winds lasting through the dawn. Read more »
The Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop will strengthen networking and collaboration betw
27 October 2016 Meredith Whitney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), Read more »
27 October 2016 Minka Kelly
Editor’s Note: In light of the recent incident where an animal trainer was attacked by a tiger at a Florida fair, Read more »
26 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Read more »
Even though we have known about rampant poaching in Kasungu, the IFAW-sponsored
26 October 2016 James Kinney
This blog was filed by Shannon Labuschagne from the field in Kasungu National Park in Malawi. When IFAW’s law Read more »
25 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Read more »
26 June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
14 June 2012
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Watch Video »
1 June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
25 May 2012
Two months ago we shared the story of our efforts to move Tasha the cougar and Nikita the white tigress to a sanctuary in Watch Video »
24 May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28 May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27 May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22 May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22 May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15 May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29 April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25 April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23 April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14 April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com 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 »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016 by adintino
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Read more »
New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities fo
22 December 2016 by adintino
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Read more »
Zebra numbers had previously dropped from 600 to a mere six individuals but in 2
21 December 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
The destruction and damage caused by the bush meat trade in Africa is often overshadowed by the highly publicised illegal Read more »
Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a
21 December 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
A new year – and a new face in the White House – presents an opportunity to think about our conservation Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
21 December 2016 by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC- Read more »
This puppy Meesha was found on the streets of Jajce with a leg injury, brought t
20 December 2016 by Kate Nattrass Atema
About 150 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo, in the picturesque town of Jajce, I walk along the ruins of an ancient courtyard Read more »
IFAW collaborated with the UAE ministry to talk about collaborations between gov
20 December 2016 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Human activities are contributing to the decline of species and ecosystems around the world, and partnerships between Read more »
Cheetahs cubs taken from the wild can wind up as house pets, and IFAW is working
20 December 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Perhaps all of the human-inflicted threats to the biodiversity of our planet originate in one single human behavioral Read more »
300 dogs have been moved from a shelter in a dangerous setting to one in a much
19 December 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The only animal rescue shelter in war-torn Gorlovka, Ukraine had been struggling to maintain operations and basic safety in Read more »

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