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29th October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
A forlorn collar is all that remains to remind the family of the dog who’s gone.
28th October 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
The father’s eyes widen with shock. “R300,000! Yoh!” Cora Bailey of IFAW’s Community-led Animal Read more »
Tafika and Chamma reunite
27th October 2015 Rachael Murton
On October 25, Game Rangers International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, its partner at the Zambia Elephant Read more »
If you’re a Washington voter, we urge you to vote YES on I-1401!
26th October 2015 Peter LaFontaine
From now until Election Day, November 3rd, Washington State voters will have the chance to support an important measure that Read more »
23rd October 2015 Dörte von der Reith
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Read more »
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the Inte
23rd October 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Read more »
22nd October 2015 Janice Hannah
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Read more »
Animal Action Award winners
21st October 2015 Philip Mansbridge
As someone who has loved animals since as long as I could walk, I realise how lucky I am to be working within the animal Read more »
A bear named Pueschel was released after he came to OBRC from an animal shelter,
As of now, 11 bear cubs out of the original 16 brought to the Orphan Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) have been released. In the Read more »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9th June 2015
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets, these dogs are likely to thrive when they have a detection career. In order to maximize adoption rates for t Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android
8th June 2015
On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Whale Alert app for Android.  This free app now available on Android and Apple devices is the first of its kind created to pr Read more »
Coalition of Leading Conservation and Animal Protection Groups Supports Massachu
8th June 2015
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have joined together to en Read more »
4th June 2015
IFAW STATEMENT ON:  California State Assembly passage of AB96 Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the California State Assembly’s vote to ap Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Polluting companies like TransCanada have long insisted that their tar sands pro
6th November 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
In the end, North America’s most famous dirty energy project – the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline – Read more »
A Bryde’s whale © Tony Wu. A small, critically endangered population of Bryde’s
5th November 2015 by Matt Collis
Back in 2012 the Ports of Auckland introduced a voluntary protocol for ships coming in and out of Auckland. The purpose was Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
5th November 2015 by Nancy Barr
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and Read more »
Authorized users can navigate the species guide with a touch of the finger.
4th November 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is a first person account by Jose Louise on his experiment with technology to fight wildlife trade in Bhutan. Read more »
The only way to stop the slaughter of elephants and rhino is to ban trade everyw
4th November 2015 by Mark Hofberg
Washington voters have made their voices heard for wildlife by passing a critical measure on Tuesday. Ballot Initiative 1401 Read more »
“Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory! We need to erect a prot
3rd November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I got off Beijing subway Line 2 at Dong Zhi Men station one night, walking into a long, but well-lit passage way, to Read more »
Bill sponsor Senator Jason Lewis speaks at the podium at a press conference on t
30th October 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
Massachusetts residents showed up in force on behalf of elephants and rhinoceros, packing the State House for an important Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue team recently h
30th October 2015 by Kristen Pachett
Stranding professionals gathered on Cape Cod to discuss a number of issues—from regional and national priorities and Read more »
Two male and two female bears were transported to Pakke Tiger Reserve.
29th October 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
This first-person account of moving four Asiatic black bear cubs from the IFAW-WTI Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and 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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