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A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn cat
24 December 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
The Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Northwest San Antonio Texas was forced to close due to a financial crisis.  The Read more »
Northern Dogs Project Update: The Final Four feral pups each find forever homes
21 December 2012 Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and Read more »
Working together for a future: females in the PC2 family cooperate to help Petul
21 December 2012 Vicki Fishlock
It’s finally happened; we have had to call time on our baby boom. It has been a truly extraordinary year for the Read more »
"Pudding"- fully rehabilitated and loving life
20 December 2012 Michelle Cliffe
Mark Twain once said, “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the Read more »
OOGR scouts with the one recovered tusk.
19 December 2012 Evan Mkala
It was late afternoon of Sunday the 28th October 2012 on Olgulului – Ololorashi lands in Amboseli. The sun was Read more »
IFAW's Bernard Tulito, trying to pacify and rescue the orphaned baby elephant Ph
18 December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
On Saturday November 17th around 6.00 in the morning, I was awakened by a distress call from Saibolo, a community Read more »
Landmark agreement offers a brighter future for migrating right whales
18 December 2012 Margaret Cooney
Recently an agreement was launched marking the beginning of a new way to support clean, sustainable, offshore energy Read more »
17 December 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Read more »
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out
16 December 2012 Jennifer Gardner
Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
Animal Welfare Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act”
31 March 2017
Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) fo Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
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Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19 December 2013 by adintino
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Read more »
EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013
19 December 2013 by adintino
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18 December 2013 by James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Help us ensure national wildlife refuges live up to their name
18 December 2013 by Tracy Coppola
It is estimated that 3-5 million fur-bearing animals are caught and killed by indiscriminate body-gripping traps—steel Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
18 December 2013 by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17 December 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
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16 December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.  While the Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16 December 2013 by adintino
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13 December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »

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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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