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13th June 2011 Fred O'Regan
We have sacrificed enormously to satisfy a huge agro-lobby that works directly against our small local producers and the Read more »
11th June 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
The comments below were the International Fund for Animal Welfare Asia regional director Grace Gabriel's opening Read more »
10th June 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
I am just about to walk out of the door of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Dog & Cat Project in Jhb when I Read more »
10th June 2011 Katie Moore
Seals are coming under fire on Cape Cod and here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue and Read more »
Our guide – Pracenjet had been dreaming to see the dhole for 7 years. And on the last day of our trip we saw a whole Read more »
9th June 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Whenever I’m asked about elephants and the work I do, I invariably end up talking about matriarchs, as they form both the Read more »
8th June 2011 Sheryl Fink
Canada remains defiant in its intent to challenge the EU seal product ban at the WTO, despite the estimated $10 million Read more »
Will only words remain for the lion?
6th June 2011 Nathan Herschler
Only by fixing the system can we make sure we are providing imperiled species like the African lion with the best Read more »
6th June 2011 Jason Bell
Besides the obvious public safety concerns, the industry is thus fraught with numerous animal welfare concerns, which seem Read more »
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 »
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 »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
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 »
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 »
Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting
4th July 2012 by Matt Collis
As I sit through discussions about whale conservation and whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission [IWC Read more »
4th July 2012 by Robbie Marsland
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Read more »
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4th July 2012 by Patrick Ramage
Sitting through the third day of an International Whaling Commission meeting is not this American’s idea of fun on the Read more »
3rd July 2012 by Robbie Marsland
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Read more »
3rd July 2012 by Elena Zharkova
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Read more »
No room in overhead storage bins for illegal wildlife trade
3rd July 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Yesterday, federal authorities reported that seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made from the skins of Read more »
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".
2nd July 2012 by Erika Flores
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals". When you’re an adorable 4 month old Read more »
2nd July 2012 by Patrick Ramage
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012 by
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, 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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