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2 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so Read more »
One week, seven stranding responses, 20 marine mammals saved
1 March 2017 Brian Sharp
Marine mammal strandings in 2017 have been unusually high for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
28 February 2017 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Read more »
The gibbons will be kept in adjoining compartments of a cage up in the forest ca
28 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two western hoolock gibbons under long-term care at the Wildlife Rescue Centre jointly run by the International Fund for Read more »
After the EPA banned DDT in 1972—coupled with protection of the Endangered Speci
28 February 2017 Mark Hofberg
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a lot more to do with protecting wildlife than you might think. And with a new Read more »
Endangered tiger sharks have attacked people in Indian Ocean waters in the past,
27 February 2017 Aurore Morin
A young body boarder sadly died following a shark bite off Reunion Island, a French territory near the coast of Madagascar Read more »
24 February 2017 Katie Moore
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Read more »
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Read more »
6 October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7 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 »
6 October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1 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 »
21 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 »
11 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 »
10 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 »
9 September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14 June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9 June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations:
2 June 2016
Americans accept our shared responsibility to protect wildlife, wherever it may roam  Azzedine Downes, CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the United States’ final ivory reg Read more »
A necropsy is being performed today on a dead Right whale found off Chatham.
6 May 2016
On Thursday May 5, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported near Morris Island. The Chatham Harbor Master towed it to Hardings Beach where a necropsy is being performed today with a large team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2 May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30 April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26 April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
by rbartlett
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
Big Cat Public Safety Act
by rbartlett
An estimated 10,000 big cats are kept as pets and for profit in places like basements, backyards and roadside zoos throughout 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 »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017 by adintino
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the Read more »
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.
14 March 2017 by Lisa Olivier
To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of Read more »
Given her gorgeous nature and our attachment to a cat we named Legolas, Mdzanand
13 March 2017 by Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--CP Two weeks ago a community Read more »
Rescued penguin data reveal climate change effects
10 March 2017 by Francois Louw
New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 by Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Mongolia reported one million livestock like these yaks perished during the 201
9 March 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
After two straight devastating dzuds, summer droughts followed by extremely cold winter temperatures, Mongolian livestock Read more »
A concerted effort of letter writers urged President Trump not to withdraw the U
9 March 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Since his inauguration two months ago, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to scrap Obama-era climate change Read more »
Switzerland bans seal products
9 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
IFAW is celebrating  another victory for seals this week,  as Switzerland became the 35th country to ban seal Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
9 March 2017 by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered 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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