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international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg
31 October 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg of a female binturong at the jointly run Read more »
Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
IFAW's Senior VP, Lt Faye Cuevas on the ground in Kenya
24 October 2017 Kerry Branon
This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB Read more »
Friends of the koala lead the way in koala rescue, rehab and release.
17 October 2017 Laure Boissat
I find myself on the passenger seat of a koala rescue van at 8am on a Sunday morning – a typical spring at Friends of Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention 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 »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in helping ensure they surv Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in partnership with the International Fund Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale mortalities were documented by teams in the US and Canada. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has led necropsy e Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that com Read more »
Rescued endangered rhinos one step closer to the wild
9 January 2018
Three female rhino calves rescued from monsoon floods that devastated Kaziranga National Park in 2016 and hand-raised at the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) were translocated to Manas National Park for eventual reh Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti 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
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
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
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat rescued during the recent flooding
14 June 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
IFAW-Staff celebrated in 2009 the resolution of the EU-Parliament to ban all tra
14 June 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Tonight the German Bundestag showed unusual consensus in their decision to have Germany insist on a pan-European embargo on Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14 June 2013 by adintino
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal Read more »
13 June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Read more »
The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about
13 June 2013 by Steve Njumbi
The backdrop couldn’t have been more apt. The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to Read more »
Sadly, it may be some time before there is any judgment from the Court
13 June 2013 by Matt Collis
In two weeks’ time, something rather unusual will take place in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
12 June 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
Dr. Elsayed Mohamed presenting during the recent training in Lebanon.
12 June 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The Middle East is a crossroad of international trade, connecting markets in Europe, Africa, and Asia. It is also a transit Read more »

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