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15 August 2018 CT Harry
In July, a collaborative team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Read more »
Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic wh
12 July 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
Early on the morning of July 7th, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved Read more »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia Read more »
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 »
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 »
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
(Florianopolis, Brazil – 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-wh 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 »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp
20 July 2018
Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid. There was international outcry after it was rev Read more »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu’s headquarters in Beijing.  In the joint initiative, nam Read more »
Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced his intention to resume killing 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 »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21 June 2014 by Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20 June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20 June 2014 by Mackie Greene
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Not “faux” - eBay’s continued efforts to help protect elephants
20 June 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Given the rampant poaching of African elephants for their tusks, and the large illegal ivory market, elephants haven’t Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19 June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18 June 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18 June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16 June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16 June 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »

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