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6th January 2011
IFAW Disaster Response Manager, Dick Green, is closely monitoring the floods in Australia and has a team ready to deploy, he Read more »
4th January 2011 Patrick Ramage
I've been following the WikiLeaks/Japan whaling story with amazed ambivalence since a longtime journo friend in Tokyo Read more »
30th December 2010 Jake Levenson
Imagine an umbrella tree on the edge of the Serengeti. In its shade rests a lion. Now, imagine drawing closer. Near enough Read more »
28th December 2010 Michael Booth
Penguin expert Ralph Vanstreels, a PhD student from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil was supported by the International Read more »
28th December 2010 Janice Hannah
Jan Hannah reports on the rabies vaccination efforts underway on the island of Bali. IFAW has committed a significant Read more »
23rd December 2010 Robbie Marsland
I am proud of IFAW’s many achievements over the years and as we near Boxing Day, the biggest day in the hunting Read more »
23rd December 2010 Janice Hannah
1.6.10 UPDATE: The Northern Dogs Project was contacted about a unique looking dog in one of the communities we worked in. Read more »
17th December 2010 Jake Levenson
IFAW’s whale watching conference in Tokyo is just a day away and unlike many past whale watching workshops I’m not really Read more »
15th December 2010 Michael Booth
Penguin expert Ralph Vanstreels, a PhD student from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil was supported by the International Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
9th June 2015
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, Craigslist.org has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2013 and ending 6/30/2014 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.
14th March 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the Read more »
Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.
13th March 2012 by Patrick Ramage
Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the Read more »
Big cats face big threats, here’s how the U.S. can help
13th March 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, a federal judge sentenced Maria Angela Plancarte and her husband, Elias Garcia Garcia, to a year and a day in Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Case File - The killing of Amur tigers
12th March 2012 by Anna Filippova
In 2008, Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) toughened the penalties Read more »
photo © Idris Ahmed/IFAW-WTI
12th March 2012 by
Two orphaned rhinos--Maju and Raja--are on their way back to the wild in northeast India, after several years under the care Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
12th March 2012 by
With up to 400 elephants already butchered for their ivory, soldiers were in a deadly battle with poachers last week to Read more »
Cameroon’s elephants: weep not too long, we need you to act.
9th March 2012 by Azzedine Downes
Faceless poachers and faceless elephants. One group scurrying away with their bloodied tusks, hoping to sell their grim Read more »
Slideshow: Maju and Raja, two young rhinos about to be relocated in India
9th March 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
The above slideshow contains photos of Maju and Raja, two young rhinos who were rehabilitated at the International Read more »
A rescued cat is examined by a veterinarian in Florida. © ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
9th March 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
Tough day yesterday as more cats passed away from illnesses never treated. A vast majority of the 700 cats are very ill, 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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