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VIDEO: CLAW project teaches South African township residents animals are preciou
19th May 2015 Cora Bailey
In the above window, scroll down just a bit to watch the wonderful video featuring the author as she works with her clients Read more »
Pelusa is enjoying her new life as Marbella’s guard dog and companion for her an
18th May 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
A couple of months ago I shared a video about Pelusa, a sweet dog who had been owned by a young man who sadly committed Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team released a King cobra and a Tokay gecko
18th May 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) rescued and released a Tokay gecko Read more »
15th May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality Read more »
Frontline forest guards risk their lives everyday to protect wildlife across the
15th May 2015 Vivek Menon
Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed this blog. --VM Forest Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14th May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW s
14th May 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela If you can read this, there is a high Read more »
Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14th May 2015 Kelly Donithan
Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every winged Read more »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
We’ve received many emails and Facebook posts about a dolphin stranding that took place on March 13th.  Several Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1). The new law includes a r Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
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20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade. The Internationa Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats
12th March 2014
New York State Assembly member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced  bill A.9004, initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which will prohibit direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions an Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -, OceanCare ( and NRDC ( welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9th June 2015 by
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them Read more »
The Whale Alert app. Is available for both for iPhone and Android platforms.
8th June 2015 by April Wobst
In honor of World Oceans Day promoting Healthy Oceans for a Healthy Planet, I’m here at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW Read more »
Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015 by
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant Read more »
IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android
8th June 2015 by
On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Read more »
Coalition of Leading Conservation and Animal Protection Groups Supports Massachu
8th June 2015 by
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5th June 2015 by Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 by Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the 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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