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Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21 January 2016 Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes,
21 January 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, IFAW participated in the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Read more »
Far too few people are aware of the essential attributes of a legitimate sanctua
20 January 2016 Carson Barylak
In recent years, celebrities have flocked to a pseudo-sanctuary in Mexico to visit “rescued” big cats, play with Read more »
Spreading tiger awareness in remote Russia
18 January 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is raising awareness of the success of the Amur tiger rehabilitation Read more »
779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs
15 January 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
Determined to crack down on ivory trade, Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said in his annual policy address the Read more »
In this file photo, German tourists ride on top of an elephant that will carry t
15 January 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
You want to ride on the back of an elephant in Thailand or India? Cuddle a tiger cub in South Africa? Or eat a whale steak Read more »
Valeria Ruoppolo (IFAW), Fiona Ryan (Melbourne Zoo) and Nicola Rae (Lort Smith A
15 January 2016 Dr. Valeria Ruoppolo
The bushfires over Christmas in southwest Victoria, Australia destroyed numerous homes and huge areas of Eucalyptus (gum) Read more »
A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight P
15 January 2016 Matt Collis
After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Read more »
Muchichili in the LEN boma.
14 January 2016 Rachael Murton
A team from the Zambia Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) drove down to Lower Zambezi to rescue an abandoned and orphaned Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
#OneActForAll
20 September 2017
#OneActForAll The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has partnered with over two dozen celebrities, including familiar stars like IFAW Ambassadors Pierce Brosnan and Slash; Samantha Bee, Nina Dobrev, Mark Ruffalo, Wilmer Valderrama, and Sus Read more »
Disaster Response team deploys to assess wildlife and community needs in Irma af
14 September 2017
After the island of Barbuda was left almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma’s winds and rain, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sent their team of disaster response experts to the island nation as recovery efforts begin to Read more »
Rescued Rhino Rehabilitated by IFAW-WTI and the Assam Forest Department into Man
5 September 2017
‘Jamuna’, a female rhino that had been rehabilitated into the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Assam Forest Department in 2010, has given birth to her second calf in Manas Nat Read more »
Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to
5 September 2017
Who: ‘Sonny’ – South African (British-born) street artist with a global following uses his dramatic style of street art to create eye-catching murals depicting endangered wildlife and brings his ‘To The Bone’ tour to Lon Read more »
IFAW Statement: Disaster response team deploys to rescue animals affected by Hur
29 August 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team was activated by partner Code 3 Associates to support the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  “We are deeply saddened by the devastation Read more »
Two pumas rescued from Argentina zoo find sanctuary in U.S.
25 August 2017
Early in the morning on August 23, 2017, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) and Forest Animal Rescue (FAR) welcomed two Patagonian pumas at Miami International Airport. Their arrival signifies a two year ef Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild
21 August 2017
Fifteen rare falcons were rescued and rehabilitated in joint effort by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and ANO “Wild Animal Rescue Centre” (WARC). The raptors are saker and gyrfalcon species. Nine endangered saker falcons wer Read more »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27 June 2016 by adintino
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing Read more »
Taunton river dolphin dies shortly after rescue
27 June 2016 by adintino
Despite the best efforts of rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); a wayward bottlenose dolphin, Read more »
More than 1900 sea lions had stranded in California in the first half of 2016; m
24 June 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
For the second year in a row, record numbers of starving California sea lions have been stranding along the California Read more »
The rescued male elephant calf with wildlife rescue center animal keeper Hemkant
24 June 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A male Asian elephant calf, about two months old, was rescued from the village of Chessa in Arunachal Pradesh and Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24 June 2016 by adintino
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Read more »
IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encoura
23 June 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
With the help of the Princess Alia Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Middle East office Read more »
Mudsey on her first outing at Wisdom Wombat Refuge to discover grass Photo © WRS
23 June 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Lyn Obern, Wombat Coordinator for International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Wildlife Rescue South Coast (WRSC), Read more »
Youth Forum Delegate: Advocating for island iguanas
22 June 2016 by Imogen Scott
The following is one in a series of blogs leading up to our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg in September Read more »
United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) new draft law to regulate t
21 June 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
The United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) passed a draft law last week to regulate the ownership of Read more »

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