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Mt. Kelud, an active volcano on the island of Java. c. COP
14th February 2014 Shannon Walajtys
When Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-foot-high volcano on the island of Java, erupted yesterday, it forced the immediate evacuation of Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13th February 2014 Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13th February 2014 David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13th February 2014 James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12th February 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
Continued auction site partner efforts will help end online wildlife crime
11th February 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been investigating the sale of wildlife products over the Internet Read more »
11th February 2014 Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11th February 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to Read more »
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing
10th February 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting Read more »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10th November 2015
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26th October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27th June 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
27th June 2014 by adintino
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Read more »
Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 by James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
26th June 2014 by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 by Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
21st June 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 by Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations 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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