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19th August 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In one of the most touching displays of support for flood-affected wildlife, students of a remote school in Golaghat, Read more »
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team has responded to many stranded dolphi
19th August 2016 Kristen Patchett
As tourists and residents here on Cape Cod celebrate the last few weeks of prime beach days, the International Fund for Read more »
Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplyin
18th August 2016 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin. Read more »
Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17th August 2016 Erica Martin
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
Cindy Milburn, IFAW Director of Outreach and Policy Development, and University
17th August 2016 Philip Mansbridge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17th August 2016 Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
This small primate was listed in CITES Appendix II in 1975, but needs more prote
16th August 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque species found outside of Asia and the only primate species found Read more »
16th August 2016 Mackie Greene
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Read more »
IFAW is responding to an animal welfare incident in Westport, MA. (File photo ab
15th August 2016 Jennifer Gardner
More than 1,000 farm animals were found on a 70-acre property in the town of Westport last month, as was reported in local Read more »
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 »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
9th June 2015
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8th September 2016 by Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7th September 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
Bullhooks have long been used to “train” elephants by striking or stabbing them.
6th September 2016 by Carson Barylak
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a ban on the use of bullhooks and other inhumane devices to Read more »
IFAW and WTI partner with  Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference
6th September 2016 by adintino
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Read more »
Elephant advocates around the world can celebrate many major victories in the ba
3rd September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has long fought against the sole driver of the worldwide elephant poaching Read more »
Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world. PHOTO: ©1StopBrunei
3rd September 2016 by Mark Hofberg
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is in full swing here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thousands of conservation scientists have Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare prescribes to being both conservationi
2nd September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea M
1st September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration’s landmark decision to Read more »
The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science.
1st September 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Read more »

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In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.


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