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Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29 October 2013 Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tigers in rehab begin their ‘transformation’
28 October 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Entering their 11th month in rehabilitation, Borya, Kuzya and Ustin, no longer small cubs, start their transformation. Come Read more »
24 October 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Hundreds of open bill storks affected by Cyclone Phailin in Andhra Pradesh, India are being attended to by the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
United in Southern Africa against poachers and wildlife traffickers
24 October 2013 Rikkert Reijnen
Elephants, rhino’s and other wild animal species were, until recently, relatively safe in the southern region of Read more »
Animals stricken by deadly earthquake in the Philippines find relief
22 October 2013 Shannon Walajtys
This post was submitted by May Angela Felix, IFAW Emergency Relief Network Responder in Southeast Asia. --SW The Read more »
Amazing rescue of struggling seal caught in buoy lines off Cape Cod
21 October 2013 CT Harry
Recently during one of our weekly morning staff meetings, I received a call on our stranding hotline from the Massachusetts Read more »
Super Cyclone Phailin: 3 days of animal rescue diaries from India
18 October 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Over the weekend the east coast of India was hit by super cyclone Phailin. It triggered the largest evacuation drive in the Read more »
16 October 2013 Hanna Lentz
In this brief narrated slideshow, International Fund for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Program officer, Hanna Lentz, Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
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 »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, Read more »
Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t
21 September 2018
One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban. Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Bra Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales and whaling at biennial meeting, including Japanese proposal which could threaten the worldwide ban on commercial whaling. Whe Read more »
Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders
1 August 2018
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant. Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in th Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal
28 October 2014 by adintino
The Norwegian government has announced it will no longer waste money propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28 October 2014 by adintino
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt Read more »
Sierra Leone chimps need help in the wake of Ebola outbreak.
28 October 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
“From the sanctuary office, I can hear the siren of the Ebola ambulance as it is responding to yet another suspected Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27 October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27 October 2014 by adintino
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22 October 2014 by Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22 October 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21 October 2014 by adintino
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21 October 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »

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