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Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?
10th April 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always Read more »
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe
9th April 2014 Azzedine Downes
Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated Read more »
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park
9th April 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo Read more »
A humpback whale breaching.
8th April 2014 Margaret Cooney
Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8th April 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia Read more »
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8th April 2014 Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8th April 2014 Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED 5.27.14: Attached please find an update from the Ravi Foundation. Also, below is a conversation between a Mayiou Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8th April 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
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 »
13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
13th October 2015
National animal welfare agencies collaborate to provide immediate relief to pet owners, animal victims following devastating floods Members of the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition), including the International Fund for Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
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 »
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 »
Living tortoises do not make good art
15th August 2014 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Using live animals for art goes against our animal welfare principles. I am referring specifically to a current installation Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
15th August 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
Congress should follow New York’s example and enhance protections for big cats
15th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
On Monday, August 11—just one day after World Lion Day—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law A.9004/S. Read more »
Spotlight Zambia: The secret life of Chodoba
14th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
A milestone event was witnessed at Kafue National Park in Zambia last month. The 9-year-old rehabilitated orphaned elephant Read more »
2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
13th August 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. Read more »
12th August 2014 by Jason Bell
At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Read more »
Bidding against survival
12th August 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Today IFAW released its newest report, Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in Read more »
We love New York’s ivory ban
12th August 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Earlier this summer, the New York State legislature reached an agreement to ban the sale and purchase of most elephant and Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014 by
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of 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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