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23rd March 2011 Sheryl Fink
The following is an expanded version of a letter printed in Embassy Magazine, 22 March 2011. So Norway has joined Canada in Read more »
23rd March 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
The baby Asian elephant born at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s project site in Pu’er, Yunnan Read more »
22nd March 2011 Fred O'Regan
This is the one truly pristine ecosystem sufficient to accommodate significant herds of elephants and other large mammals. Read more »
22nd March 2011 Michael Booth
This post was filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare program communications officer Michael Booth who received Read more »
18th March 2011 Fred O'Regan
I can only describe Day Two of my participation in the collaring of elephants for satellite tracking as transformative. I Read more »
17th March 2011
3.24.11 UPDATE: The IFAW emergency relief team is deploying to Japan shortly. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: National Read more »
16th March 2011 Jason Bell
Firstly, I think it is worth reminding ourselves of the enormous ecological footprint that we as humans have and the impact Read more »
15th March 2011 Heather Hughes
I couldn't help it. When the students at Point Michel St. Lukes primary school started singing their thank you song, my Read more »
15th March 2011 Sheryl Fink
Today is traditionally the International Day of Action against seal hunting. But since seal advocates are a flexible bunch, Read more »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4th August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 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, 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 »
Creating a legacy for tomorrow on Endangered Species Day
18th May 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today marks one of the least known, but most significant, holidays of the entire year – Endangered Species Day. Read more »
World Trade Organization condemns dolphins to cruelty with ruling
17th May 2012 by Beth Allgood
Yesterday, the World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. dolphin-safe label requirement, dealing a major blow both to Read more »
Bali Diary: Caring for dogs, wherever they are
17th May 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this recent story about the ongoing Read more »
Class members included individuals from a wide variety of not-for-profit, privat
17th May 2012 by Beth Allgood
Earlier this month, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the first Read more »
IFAW Honors Unsung Animal Heroes with Animal Action Award
16th May 2012 by
Recognizing those who have done something outstanding for animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw Read more »
Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning
15th May 2012 by Cynthia Milburn
Humans keep animals for many reasons – for companionship, for protection, for food and fiber, for transport, for Read more »
Raising the issue of wildlife trade as a matter for public awareness
15th May 2012 by Julie Landry
This year, for the second time in a row, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate in the " Read more »
Preparing the Future Environmental Stewards in the Caribbean
15th May 2012 by
From May 1 through May 4, the first training session of the pilot Caribbean Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (C-EWCL) Read more »
The Sad Tale of Tony the “Truck Stop Tiger”
14th May 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Here’s a report from Gina Miller, IFAW’s legal policy analyst, about a captive tiger in Louisiana: Laws that 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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