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11th February 2011 Sheryl Fink
Today Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Gail Shea, announced that Canada is launching a formal challenge of the EU ban on the Read more »
10th February 2011 Janice Hannah
So I took Gracie to the orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion about her broken leg. From my vet’s x-rays, you could see Read more »
10th February 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
It’s been a hectic three days already of counting elephants and other large mammals in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem. So Read more »
10th February 2011 Vicki Fishlock
As our plane took off from Nairobi, I resisted the urge to pinch myself - I was finally going to see the famous Amboseli Read more »
9th February 2011
Now that more carers are making their way back to their homes, we are starting to hear of more wildlife issues. I suspect Read more »
9th February 2011 Adrian Hiel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare communications officer in China, Lisa Hua is quoted in this Sky News article Read more »
8th February 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Cora Bailey and Moses are on their way back from a mobile when they spot a cart pulled by a donkey. It is the same cart Read more »
7th February 2011 Matt Collis
As part of the campaigning work we do at IFAW, we often brief politicians to raise awareness of these same issues and to Read more »
7th February 2011
February 6th Jenny Smith has been a wildlife carer for 20 years and her specialty is wallabies. She has spent most of her Read more »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
13th October 2015
National animal welfare agencies collaborate to provide immediate relief to pet owners, animal victims following devastating floods Members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the International Fund for Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
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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 »
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 »
19th April 2012 by Sheryl Fink
I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the Read more »
A screen grab from the new Whale Alert app.
18th April 2012 by Patrick Ramage
Two weeks ago today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and our proud partners unveiled a new Apple iPad and iPhone Read more »
Confronted with trophy hunting, poaching, abduction from the wild for the exotic
18th April 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Spain's King Juan Carlos is facing criticism for taking a hunting trip in Botswana, reportedly costing $56,000, during Read more »
What went through the King’s mind when he first saw an elephant in the wild?
18th April 2012 by Jason Bell
The recent news of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, having hunted an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region, is Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
18th April 2012 by
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
In August of 2010 Anson was arrested in Malaysia for smuggling snakes in his lug
17th April 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
We don’t meet or talk to criminals often. But that’s exactly what I did last November in Bangkok. At a meeting Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service complete historic elephant collaring in Tsavo National Pa
17th April 2012 by Steve Njumbi
Two weeks ago nine elephants were successfully fitted with satellite-radio tracking collars in Kenya’s vast Tsavo East Read more »
Big cats should be running wild, not running through your living room
16th April 2012 by Paul Todd
On a recent episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the storyline involved a couple who was brought into the hospital Read more »
13th April 2012 by Sheryl Fink
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing 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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