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15th May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality Read more »
Frontline forest guards risk their lives everyday to protect wildlife across the
15th May 2015 Vivek Menon
Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed this blog. --VM Forest Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14th May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW s
14th May 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela If you can read this, there is a high Read more »
Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14th May 2015 Kelly Donithan
Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every winged Read more »
13th May 2015 Anna Filippova
In the last 15 years, IFAW’s support of anti-poaching work in the Far East has led to the purchase of cars, four- Read more »
13th May 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
I joined IFAW because I really like animals, but I also feel equally as strongly about helping disadvantaged people. So, Read more »
Second Nepal earthquake leaves Animal Rescue team shaken, but unharmed
12th May 2015 Katie Moore
About 5:30 this morning EDT, after being alerted to the news that another major earthquake hit Nepal, I was able to quickly Read more »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
14th 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 »
IFAW kickstarts vaccination campaign  and food relief for animals in the Philipp
18th November 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.   A team composed of  IFAW and PAW Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
14th November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 k Read more »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush “The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12th November 2013
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday. IFAW is working with Read more »
6th November 2013
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China. Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1st November 2013
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organiz Read more »
IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy
25th October 2013
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas. The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015 by adintino
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Read more »
16th June 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Read more »
Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the I
16th June 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
  The Amboseli Elephant Project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has embarked on an ambitious Read more »
Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. Read more »
Artist and advocate Damon Martin unveiled a powerful mural depicting an adult ti
12th June 2015 by Carson Barylak
Last night IFAW supporters and art enthusiasts came together at the historic Mitrani Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015 by adintino
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015 by adintino
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the 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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