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Wonderful Juliette, a nice young Armenian customs officer volunteered to manage
Recently, about 40 people including participants from Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, and Read more »
4th March 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! In part two of our video conversations with Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carve
2nd March 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Media headlines have heralded it “China’s first-ever ban on ivory imports.” The China Post crowed “ Read more »
27th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Read more »
27th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Read more »
26th February 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! The war in Eastern Ukraine Read more »
26th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
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 »
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20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 20 Read more »
Jaws of Victory at CITES
14th March 2013
IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to sharks. “This is a trem Read more »
Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference
14th March 2013
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to Read more »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the o Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Far East, home of the last Amur tigers, worried that may be wiped out. In the previous 12 months there have  been a recor Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites i Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have effectively banned international commercial trade of polar bear parts and products. Canada, the European Union, Norway and several ot Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best chance of survival. While the United States, supported by the Russian Federation, is hours away from securing vital protections t 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 »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.
9th April 2015 by Carson Barylak
Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
Kiki's puppies are hitting their terrible toddler phase!
8th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
  The puppies are nearing seven weeks old and raising them has quickly become a full time job for Dr. Flores. They Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 by Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015 by
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Read more »
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the
7th April 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential Read more »
The students shared stories about animals they knew were part of their habitat.
7th April 2015 by Kelly Johnston
I have just returned from sunny Los Angeles, California, where alongside IFAW partner Abby Berman, co-founder of Adopt the Read more »
7th April 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World 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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