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Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13th November 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13th November 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
Dr Saskia as we affectionately call her, with one of her patients.
11th November 2015 Jennifer Gerner
On a blistering hot Johannesburg day I stand in awe watching CLAW veterinarian Dr Saskia Karius, or Dr Saskia as we Read more »
Hundreds of cheetah cubs are smuggled every year from Africa to the Arabian Peni
11th November 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping cheetahs as exotic pets is a growing problem in the Arabian Peninsula countries. Some believe that owning a cheetah Read more »
10th November 2015 Erica Martin
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Read more »
9th November 2015 Heather Morris
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Read more »
Fires flared up in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Cape Town threatening SANCCOB, t
9th November 2015 Christina Pretorius
    Wildfire threatened the lives of about 300 endangered African penguins in South Africa early Friday morning Read more »
9th November 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
In addition to anchoring shows on China Central Television, Yue Zhang is also an animal advocate. She formed China’s Read more »
The author looks out over the herds of Amboseli’s elephants.
6th November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Over the past year, I have been encouraged to see more and more wildlife criminals being brought to justice, like the recent Read more »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
4th June 2013
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th 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
22nd 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
22nd 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
15th 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
29th 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
25th 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
23rd 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
14th 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 »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2014 and ending 6/30/2015 Read more »
An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade
by rbartlett
As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ bigges Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
The impact on animals has been severe
17th December 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
    IFAW-Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) India Emergency Relief Network (ERN) Manager Radhika Bhagat recently Read more »
Blackie was dumped in an open field, but returned to the house in which he had l
16th December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
His back legs are shaking with fear, this gentle-faced dog with the long nose. Who knows what sort of abuse he’s been Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Saturday, December 12, 2015 may go down in history as the day that prevented global catastrophe. All eyes were on Paris, Read more »
14th December 2015 by Ellie Milano
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
While preparing for the crisis, we built and consolidated a nationwide network o
14th December 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
It was the evening of October 23, and Hurricane Patricia—the biggest and strongest storm recorded in decades—was Read more »
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) emphasizes the need for restrictions on bi
14th December 2015 by Carson Barylak
  Congressional Briefing In Washington DC: https://t.co/MUekXoyxTP via @YouTube — Big Cat Rescue (@BigCatRescue Read more »
Experience taught us that to reduce wildlife trade, we have to address both dema
14th December 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
  Great News for #elephants! #Ivory prices down in #China. https://t.co/gNFLo3mJeX pic.twitter.com/kMdKDTweUB — Read more »
Left to right (front): Mr Mark Sprong, Chairman, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust; Madam
11th December 2015 by Kate Moore
Like so many other African countries, Malawi has suffered significant elephant losses at the hands of poachers – the Read more »
Joss Stone with Zambia Elephant Orphanage keepers Aaron Gumbo and Oliver Munyama
10th December 2015 by Ulrica Hansson
Multi-platinum-record selling English soul singer, songwriter and actress Joss Stone recently performed at the Web, a club Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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