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Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
    Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the Read more »
Artist and advocate Damon Martin unveiled a powerful mural depicting an adult ti
12th June 2015 Carson Barylak
Last night IFAW supporters and art enthusiasts came together at the historic Mitrani Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
10th June 2015 Mila Danilova
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Read more »
9th June 2015 Carson Barylak
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Read more »
The Whale Alert app. Is available for both for iPhone and Android platforms.
8th June 2015 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 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 »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 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 Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
30th December 2012
As 2012 comes to an end, and the scale of the work we have ahead sinks in, this highlight video produced by our Watch Video »
17th December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
Jane Goodall cuts a cake for her 81st birthday and the 55th anniversary of her w
16th July 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
  World-renowned ethologist and IFAW Honorary Board member Jane Goodall celebrated her 81st birthday and 55th Read more »
More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 20
15th July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing Read more »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15th July 2015 by adintino
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “ Read more »
14th July 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Read more »
The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided
13th July 2015 by Gail A’Brunzo
Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing Read more »
The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 by Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
Using skills and tools learned from our April workshop (pictured here), Animals
10th July 2015 by Jennifer Gardner
As I woke up this morning and began checking the news, most of the international headlines were reporting that the eruption Read more »
A neonate calf was rescued from swift steam waters.
9th July 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A newborn male rhino calf was spotted in swift water unable to move inside Kaziranga National Park and Read more »
One of the orphans drains her bottle
9th July 2015 by Iain Webb
When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they 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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