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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
Help save one Black Rhino.
17th November 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Just a few short weeks ago, we shared the news that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) was reviewing two permit Read more »
IFAW ERNs’ care give feral cats like Lazarus a new lease on life.
14th November 2014 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Network (ERN) consists of organizations that share our mission to prepare communities to Read more »
The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissio
14th November 2014 Peter LaFontaine
It’s a little early for the holidays, but President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, gave the planet a Read more »
In Sydney, Australia the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (I
14th November 2014 Jason Bell
Conferences, conferences, conferences; what difference do they make for animals, one might ask, and rightly so.  Read more »
Two grizzly cubs, rescued near the Kitimat River in BC, have found sanctuary unt
14th November 2014 Patricia Zaat
It was just a few short weeks ago that we reported on two grizzly cubs who, after quite a bit of drama, were rescued by our Read more »
IFAW reports on dire impact of CITES specimens online trade to Russian minister.
13th November 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW was invited to make a report at a meeting with Sergey Efimovich Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources Read more »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23rd July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
20th July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
14th July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
IFAW Joins U.S. State Department on Wildlife Conservation Day
3rd December 2012
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Conservation Day and calls on individuals around the globe to join the fight by signing its Wildlife Pledge to help save impe Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to the Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption in Japan along with support for whaling are both surprisingly low, polling released today by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
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26th November 2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the species which was filed by the International Fund Read more »
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19th November 2012
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized confiscations of illegal elephant ivory, once again shining the spotlight on the relentless and bloody onslaught against African w Read more »
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16th November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
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15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
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15th November 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support  IFAW’s efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners to prepa 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, Craigslist.org 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 »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015 by
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015 by
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
The team members of Raksha rescued over 270 birds at their makeshift camps.
9th February 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
    Each year from January 14-16, the skyline in Ahmedabad comes alive with thousands of multi-colored kites Read more »
IFAW’s Disaster Response Team Leader we will join veterinarians Dr Julius Chulu
9th February 2015 by Christina Pretorius
Landing in Blantyre, Malawi this past weekend was extraordinary. Dipping in low to Chileka Airport, the Boeing flew over Read more »
The elephants of Amboseli, one of which is pictured here under Mt. Kilimanjaro,
6th February 2015 by James Isiche
Each time I look around the landscapes of Amboseli National Park, with its gorgeous scenery teeming with diverse wildlife, Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015 by
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between 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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