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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps.
11th April 2015 Julia Cumes
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located on a magical little island in Lake Victoria, Uganda, and is Read more »
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows
10th April 2015 Stuart Palmer
IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.
9th April 2015 Carson Barylak
Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
Kiki's puppies are hitting their terrible toddler phase!
8th April 2015 Ellie Milano
  The puppies are nearing seven weeks old and raising them has quickly become a full time job for Dr. Flores. They Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the
7th April 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential Read more »
The students shared stories about animals they knew were part of their habitat.
7th April 2015 Kelly Johnston
I have just returned from sunny Los Angeles, California, where alongside IFAW partner Abby Berman, co-founder of Adopt the Read more »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
30th July 2013
After attending the Barnstable County Fair on the 20th of July and watching two of the three Rainforest Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old "Hangglide," a frequent visit Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fell Read more »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28th May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Blueprint for U.S. whale conservation
An action plan for the U.S. Government This document describes each of the issues and threats that whales face (commercial Read more »
Annual Report FY11
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Bear Workshop 2007
Details of the Bear Workshop 2007 in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Sea lions at Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Orange County, California.
1st May 2015 by Kristen Pachett
California sea lions are stranding at an alarming rate. This year, more than 2,500 of these intelligent marine animals have Read more »
Several lodges and houses were damaged but luckily the resident dogs and yaks ar
1st May 2015 by Michael Booth
As a member of IFAW's Disaster response team for almost a decade now, I've been fortunate to help animals and people Read more »
Aurora, was adopted by a family that has 4 other dogs!
1st May 2015 by Erika Flores
    Kiki has seen almost all of her pups grow and get adopted and I’m so excited to share the updates Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015 by
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
1st May 2015 by
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
In a den the mother bear constantly cares about her cubs hygiene.
30th April 2015 by Mila Danilova
  In the wild, the mother bear constantly cares for her cubs’ hygiene, licking them when they are near her Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 by Satyen Sinha
    This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015 by
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Read more »
29th April 2015 by Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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