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Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
28 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
Bali puppies rescued just in time
27 March 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
When Made Suwana and our Bali partners found them, the two abandoned puppies were huddling under a shrine at a graveyard. Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
IFAW is bringing awareness to the plight of the tiger through a campaign to alum
23 March 2017 Andy Wilson
As a Princeton alumnus, I have always revered our mascot, the tiger. Even as a child, images of this majestic beast in Dersu Read more »
The author and two officials stand with ivory recovered this past Christmas and
22 March 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The ruthlessness of Malawi’s rainy season has drastically damaged many roads and bridges in Kasungu National Park, Read more »
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centr
21 March 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two months ago, a tiger cub was admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported PRNCO Tiger Centre with a Read more »
House Joint Resolution 69 would allow the killing of bear cubs, along with their
21 March 2017
  By Jo Miller, Executive Producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Jeff Flocken, North American Read more »
The author feeds a rhino at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kaziranga, India.
19 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
March 20, the International Day of Happiness, created by the UN, is a perfect time for us all to take a step back from our Read more »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7 April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
6 April 2015
In the third and last installment of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines Watch Video »
3 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
7 May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16 April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
20 March 2015
Things are starting to get loud at my house! Now that Kiki’s puppies are up and about, they’re starting to Watch Video »
18 March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
USFWS today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven
15 March 2016
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven species of pangolin, one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals i Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14 March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14 March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11 March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3 March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3 March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
How much is that doggie on my browser?
by rbartlett
Over the past decade, the public has increasingly moved from buying their dogs in person to buying their pet dogs online. Tho Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
25 April 2017 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
IFAW staff in DC to show their support for science.
25 April 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Saturday in Washington, DC was drizzling and overcast, but the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd at the March for Science Read more »
Lamorne Morris and Original Penguin help us celebrate World Penguin Day.
25 April 2017 by Erica Martin
Penguins make you smile. They just do. So when our friends at Original Penguin suggested teaming up on a project for World Read more »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017 by adintino
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017 by adintino
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment Read more »
The author is one of the organizers of the March for Science in Falmouth.
21 April 2017 by Misty Niemeyer
I am a biologist. It is engrained in me. While it was not until just before I entered college that I made the conscious Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 by Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater H
20 April 2017 by Brian Sharp
This week marks the anniversary of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on the Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017 by adintino
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants Read more »

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