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Elephants in Kafue National park PHOTO: © Game Rangers
2nd October 2015 Rachael Murton
It is an exciting time for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia, as their mission of releasing orphaned Read more »
Celebrating Tiger Weekend in Russian Far East
2nd October 2015 Anna Filippova
    Vladivostok residents came out in droves to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the "Day of the Tiger. Read more »
Your IFAW Disaster Response team is on standby to support partners at the local,
2nd October 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Several areas along the East Coast are struggling with flash flooding from the recent storm front that is still dropping Read more »
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Read more »
The number of elephant calves at CWRC has increased to eight.
1st October 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A week-old female elephant calf arrived at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India’s Read more »
Beluga Whales in the wild.
1st October 2015 Beth Allgood
Earlier this week a federal judge upheld the decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to block the Georgia Aquarium Read more »
Instead of vaccinating dogs against rabies, many governments are killing them.
28th September 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
At this very moment there are ongoing rabies outbreaks in Bali, Malaysia and many other places throughout Asia and Africa. Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
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 »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
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 »
4th August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U 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 »
H.R. 2834 is simply an all-around unnecessary and bad bill.
21st December 2011 by Jeffrey Flocken
Should the rights of a few well-connected individuals automatically trump sound science?  Should two narrow special Read more »
A two-week old Siberian tiger cub at Kolmarden Zoo, in Kolmarden central Sweden.
20th December 2011 by Jeffrey Flocken
“Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals ‘love’ them.  But those who respect their natures and Read more »
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20th December 2011 by Jeffrey Flocken
Over one million dead. Nearly 100% mortality at some sites. White-nose Syndrome (WNS) was first detected in the United Read more »
20th December 2011 by Jeffrey Flocken
Cyanide and death traps in our backyards: Sounds like a plot line for a fictional horror movie, right? Wrong. Sodium cyanide Read more »
Kidnapped Raptors Returned to Natural Habitat in Shanghai
20th December 2011 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (IFAW BRRC) has rehabilitated and released two birds Read more »
Yay! Thanks to all my friends!
19th December 2011 by Sheryl Fink
I’m thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut Read more »
Dogs easily squeeze between pens or dig themselves out.
19th December 2011 by Shannon Walajtys
This post was filed by Shannon Walajtys, International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Response officer working with a Read more »
19th December 2011 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation Read more »
18th December 2011 by Michael Booth
Report filed by Michael Booth currently in Tripoli, Libya deployed with the International Fund for Animal Weflare's ( 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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