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The domestic violence project finds animals a loving home and the peaceful envir
30th July 2015 Rianne
Blijf van mijn Dier is a new domestic violence and animal abuse project that has been offering animal abuse Read more »
For the last two and a half decades, Peter Pueschel has led IFAW’s efforts to st
29th July 2015 Vivek Menon
International Tiger Day is upon us once again. In the normal course of affairs, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
28th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the ill
25th July 2015 Beth Allgood
What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world? A lot, it turns out. American demand for Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare co-sponsored conference centered on the oft-poached Read more »
23rd July 2015 Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
When helping animals in these remote communities, having an automobile helps to
21st July 2015 Janice Hannah
Over the years, IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has travelled to and from remote northern communities in Canada multiple Read more »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
30th January 2015
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”:  “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
28th January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
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7th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires. Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales dur Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
The stage is now set for meaningful action at the global level.
7th August 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
“We only get one home. We only get one planet. There is no plan B.” That’s how President Obama distilled Read more »
IFAW has long been a leader in advocacy for the welfare of the African lion.
6th August 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Saddened by the trending news of #CeciltheLion’s horrific demise? Confused by the status of the lion under the US Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5th August 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 by James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
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Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 by Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the 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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