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Spotlight Africa: A close shave with spear heads for a Kenyan jumbo
10 April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants to track their Read more »
There is a big difference between a tender cut of loin and a lion
9 April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Much to my surprise and of others concerned with the fate of imperiled African lions, this species has been popping up on Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: Satellite-tagging Tsavo elephants to reduce conflict and boost
5 April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants--six males and Read more »
New app saves right whales
4 April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3 April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2 April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Spotlight Libya: Crisis over for animals at the Tripoli Zoo
30 March 2012 Michael Booth
Almost eight months after war exploded all around them, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo have finally found peace. The Read more »
UPDATE: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are home safe
30 March 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Both cats did well on the trip from Ohio to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota and the team drove the 15-hour journey Read more »
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 »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
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 »
21 March 2017
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: “While America is celebrating the 114th anniversary of Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual’s experience of joy? Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
On this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the ‘Protect Our Wildlife Star’ campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Jun Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Northern Canada, and from Germany to South Africa, IFAW provides veterinary care to cats and dogs around the world. Taken together, l 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 Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2016 and 2015. 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 »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.
19 June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale. ~~~ We’ve had many fantastic Read more »
19 June 2013 by Kelly Donithan
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
An immediate way we can help protect African lions against trophy hunters is to
18 June 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
As few as 32,000 African lions are believed to remain in the wild today. Over the last 30 years, African countries with the Read more »
U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports
18 June 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the D.C. Court of Appeals supported the ban on the importation of polar bear trophies, rejecting separate appeals by Read more »
New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18 June 2013 by adintino
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
18 June 2013 by adintino
Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall Read more »
First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18 June 2013 by adintino
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two Read more »
Wolves, elephants, and the best (or worst) of intentions
17 June 2013 by Paul Todd
Two U.S.-based environmental groups have declared their intent to sue the federal government over just that – intent. Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
17 June 2013 by rbartlett
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »

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In the news

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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