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27th October 2008
A baby humpback whale was found dead by surfers at Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia on Sunday 26th October. It is Read more »
24th October 2008
UPDATE: Sammy will be released...The U.K. Times Online is reporting that the order came just yesterday! For some 47+ days, a Read more »
23rd October 2008
One way we work to protect whales is by advising governments on policies that impact whales. In the US this is done is by Read more »
22nd October 2008
Update: In response to the outpouring of emotion surrounding the unfortunate death of Dennis the Manatee, IFAW would like to Read more »
21st October 2008
We applaud eBay’s decision to institute a global ban on the sale of elephant ivory products by 1 January 2009 and call on Read more »
20th October 2008
Former Sydney Olympics chief Sandy Hollway, has been appointed whale envoy by the Rudd Government in Australia, fulfilling Read more »
12th October 2008
We are sad to report that despite the best efforts of rescuers from IFAW, US Fish and Wildlife and Sea World, Dennis the Read more »
11th October 2008
It was an early morning start for rescuers on Cape Cod today as efforts began to get Dennis the wayward manatee out of the Read more »
10th October 2008
You may have heard by now that a Manatee has meandered its way into IFAW’s backyard on Cape Cod. Considering that they’re Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
19th June 2014
The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the ruling Read more »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old "Hangglide," a frequent visit Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fell Read more »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28th May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
2nd March 2011 by Gail A’Brunzo
It was a Saturday afternoon when I got the call from IFAW’s Disaster Manager, Dick Green. The ASPCA and the Humane Society Read more »
2nd March 2011 by Matt Collis
We’ve learnt today that the UK Government will continue funding the UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit. Minister for Read more »
1st March 2011 by
For many of us, thoughts of the African savanna are incomplete without the image of a lion. The fabled ‘king of the Read more »
1st March 2011 by Erika Flores
Joaquin jumped into the back of the truck with Velvet in his arms.  It should’ve been a quick ride to ferry, but Read more »
FACT SHEET: Listing the African Lion as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Spe
1st March 2011 by
On March 1, 2011, a coalition of wildlife protection and conservation organizations - Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation Read more »
1st March 2011 by
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing Read more »
Petition to list the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered pursuant to t
1st March 2011 by
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing Read more »
28th February 2011 by Satyen Sinha
I recently joined a host of EU decision makers, fellow animal welfare NGOs, veterinarians and most importantly 11 dogs in Read more »
28th February 2011 by Hanna Lentz
The following post about work being done in support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare grantee Tess in Moscow Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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