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Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »
Campaign in Playa del Carmen vaccinates more than a thousand community cats & do
15th April 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. Mexico is a worldwide example that rabies eradication can happen only Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision — Patrick R. Read more »
Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime
11th April 2014 Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff
11th April 2014 Mike Cadman
One recent Friday afternoon volleys of shots reverberated through the hot Miombo woodlands of the vast Kafue National Park Read more »
National Tigers for Tigers coalition continues to inspire
11th April 2014 Tracy Coppola
This past weekend, I participated as a speaker at the Second Annual National Tigers for Tigers (T4T) Summit at Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: Lola the dog and her pups find safe haven in foster care
10th April 2014 Erika Flores
She was spotted in the parking lot of a big grocery store; big belly showed she was in a very advanced pregnancy state. We Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?
10th April 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always 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 »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
20th August 2014 by
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
19th August 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Read more »
On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants
18th August 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
In the sweltering humid heat of Delhi, Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Achintya Tripathi and I were back in school. Figuratively Read more »
Chartered flight brings rescued baby elephant “Ntubya” to Zambia orphanage
18th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
Last Wednesday, an 18-month-old elephant calf, named “Ntubya” after the village in which she was rescued, safely Read more »
Living tortoises do not make good art
15th August 2014 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Using live animals for art goes against our animal welfare principles. I am referring specifically to a current installation Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
15th August 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
Congress should follow New York’s example and enhance protections for big cats
15th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
On Monday, August 11—just one day after World Lion Day—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law A.9004/S. Read more »
Spotlight Zambia: The secret life of Chodoba
14th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
A milestone event was witnessed at Kafue National Park in Zambia last month. The 9-year-old rehabilitated orphaned elephant Read more »
2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
13th August 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. 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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