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Artist and advocate Damon Martin unveiled a powerful mural depicting an adult ti
12th June 2015 Carson Barylak
Last night IFAW supporters and art enthusiasts came together at the historic Mitrani Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
10th June 2015 Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
9th June 2015 Carson Barylak
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Read more »
The Whale Alert app. Is available for both for iPhone and Android platforms.
8th June 2015 April Wobst
In honor of World Oceans Day promoting Healthy Oceans for a Healthy Planet, I’m here at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW Read more »
Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5th June 2015 Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
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 »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between people and big cats. The legislature, introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosent Read more »
Ivory figurines
12th August 2014
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhi Read more »
Turning the Tide
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Blueprint for U.S. whale conservation
An action plan for the U.S. Government This document describes each of the issues and threats that whales face (commercial Read more »
Annual Report FY11
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Bear Workshop 2007
Details of the Bear Workshop 2007 in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015 by
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian Read more »
Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined, and, li
30th June 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky Read more »
Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn.
A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow. What Read more »
Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015 by
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
29th June 2015 by
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Read more »
Gus, when we found him, was obviously in discomfort, and with the vets in the ai
26th June 2015 by Janice Hannah
The clinics were finished. Most of the veterinarian team was already at the airport, waiting to fly out. The crates were 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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