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Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims.
29th December 2014 Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunam
26th December 2014 Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel Read more »
22nd December 2014 Neil Greenwood
Penguins regularly crop up on the “most popular” bird lists. Their cute waddling gait, their curiosity, and Read more »
22nd December 2014 Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
4th November 2013
It was only less than a week ago that I was sitting among dozens of like-minded individuals who are spending their lives to Watch Video »
25th October 2013
The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Watch Video »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
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 »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
How much is that doggie on my browser?
Over the past decade, the public has increasingly moved from buying their dogs in person to buying their pet dogs online. Tho Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
Zolushka was the first successfully rehabilitated cub to be reintroduced into th
12th January 2015 by Anna Filippova
Five of the six Amur tigers released in the last two years through a multi-group collaboration are being closely monitored Read more »
After being released in 2014 Ustin has returned to the rehabilitation center in
12th January 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Even though Ustin, one of five Amur Tigers released in 2014, showed much potential for a successful life in the wild, he Read more »
12th January 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Read more »
I am Charlie
12th January 2015 by Julie Landry
I became an IFAW employee four years ago because I was looking for a new professional opportunity. I became part of IFAW Read more »
Mitten accomplished! Now joeys need us to launch Project Pouch!
12th January 2015 by Josey Sharrad
Sometimes things happen that reaffirm your faith in humanity. This last week has been one of those moments for all of us in Read more »
Lola was adopted at a previous event.
9th January 2015 by Erika Flores
Last month, IFAW and Coco’s Animal Welfare (previously Coco’s Cat Rescue) participated in a unique festival Read more »
The author with an injured koala wearing its mittens.
9th January 2015 by Josey Sharrad
Our Australia team’s call for koala mittens has been incredibly successful and we are now being inundated with Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015 by
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make Read more »
Until African lions are officially listed as a threatened species, it will be pe
7th January 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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