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15th October 2010 Michael Booth
A week ago, we received notice from our partners at the Northern Light Wildlife Shelter (NLWS) in Canada that two orphan Read more »
10th October 2010 Jake Levenson
A unique, non-invasive whale research boat leaves port this week to carry out vital survey work around the coast of the UK Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US 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 »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
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 »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o 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 »
Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G
19th February 2012 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the Read more »
IFAW MMRR staff and volunteers bring a dolphin for release back into the sea.
17th February 2012 by Michael Booth
With so many questions about the stranding numbers and more than 100 news outlets providing coverage of our amazing Marine Read more »
Bear rehab team gets its collar back from Sange
17th February 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation team, including vet Dr. Jahan Ahmed and animal keepers, Read more »
Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan with Vivek Menon signi
17th February 2012 by
Committing to help Bhutan save its natural heritage, the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarians check over each gibbon during the move. c. IFAW-WTI
16th February 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Though I’ve seen captive hoolock gibbons swinging through branches in the past, it's quite a visual Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
16th February 2012 by
Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon in a continuing killing spree that began in mid Read more »
IFAW's Grace Gabriel speaks at an INTERPOL conference in Bangkok Thailand.
15th February 2012 by Tania McCrea-Steele
I am writing to you from an international meeting of law enforcers in Bangkok, Thailand. The delegates have come  Read more »
15th February 2012 by
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Turning the tables toward good news for animals
13th February 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
It’s a reality of life that we are often times confronted by more bad news than good, be it via television, radio or 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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