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Lethargic, anxious and wobbly on her legs, this poor girl was dehydrated on arri
22nd December 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
They will soon be coming in, dogs that seem lethargic, their tongues hanging out, flanks heaving as they pant, sunken eyes Read more »
The author and the two boys, Kevin and Brayan, who gave her flowers to show thei
21st December 2015 Erika Flores
I was on my way to do our weekly veterinary visit to an impoverished neighborhood in Playa del Carmen when I spotted a small Read more »
African lion expected to get much needed protections
21st December 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
UPDATE: The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the greater protections for lions on their website. For more on this Read more »
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has announced broad protections to all lions unde
21st December 2015 Azzedine Downes
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown no longer. The US Fish and Wildlife announced today that African lions will be Read more »
One of Tom-Ro’s regular volunteers, the author’s daughter Robyn Cant-Haylett, wi
18th December 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Here in a community in South Africa, horses provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. Tom-Ro Haven for Equines and Read more »
The impact on animals has been severe
17th December 2015 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW-Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) India Emergency Relief Network (ERN) Manager Radhika Bhagat recently filed this report Read more »
Blackie was dumped in an open field, but returned to the house in which he had l
16th December 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His back legs are shaking with fear, this gentle-faced dog with the long nose. Who knows what sort of abuse he’s been Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Saturday, December 12, 2015 may go down in history as the day that prevented global catastrophe. All eyes were on Paris, Read more »
14th December 2015 Ellie Milano
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
4th June 2013
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
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 »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2014 and ending 6/30/2015 Read more »
An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade
by rbartlett
As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ bigges Read more »
On New Year’s Day it seemed Frank, a Boerbul, had turned the corner: he walked h
1st February 2016 by Rosalind Spencer Stone
As l watched the large Boerbul walk into the clinic, he didn’t move with enthusiasm, but it was not resignation either Read more »
29th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Read more »
IFAW has long been involved with Horn of Africa training workshops to better wil
29th January 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
With funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IFAW has started a very exciting two-year program aiming to Read more »
Ellie Milano with one of the dogs we helped.
28th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In the final months of 2015, our companion animals team morphed into an animal rescue team. As the result of a Humane Read more »
Studying Forest Elephants is more than seven years in the making and a product o
28th January 2016 by Vicki Fishlock
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and Read more »
Expanding and allowing trade of parts and derivatives from tigers is in violatio
28th January 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
China’s Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) has long been criticized as a law that promotes wildlife utilization rather Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
27th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27th January 2016 by Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016 by adintino
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “ Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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