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Mexico prevents rabies by vaccinating
5 April 2016 Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and our local partner, Coco´s Animal Welfare, participated in the annual Read more »
The author reviews analytics printouts with IFAW Chief of Staff Fay Cuevas and G
1 April 2016 Tim Spalla
This is the first in a series of reports from IFAW’s tenBoma team in Kenya If there is one thing I have learned from Read more »
Five orphan bear cubs progressing at rehabilitation centre
31 March 2016 Mila Danilova
Five bear cubs who arrived in January and February at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Orphan Bears Rescue Centre Read more »
The reported seal was resting and onlookers were asked to keep their distance.
30 March 2016 Misty Niemeyer
The following was written by Annaleise Conway, an IFAW marine mammal rescue response Intern. --MN Goodbye (we quietly say) Read more »
Muchi browses at the front, with Nkala right behind him. Musolole is to the far
28 March 2016 Rachael Murton
The small orphan who was emaciated, stressed and covered in warts when rescued has put on weight and seems more at ease Read more »
25 March 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Read more »
A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24 March 2016 Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23 March 2016 Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22 March 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the 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 »
12 August 2016 by Azzedine Downes
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
Another busy week of dolphin rescues on Cape Cod
12 August 2016 by Kristen Patchett
Marine mammal rescue and research intern Nicole Hunter was first on the scene on Saturday and was at all of the events Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
11 August 2016 by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, Read more »
Seeing Solovetsky belugas for the first time
11 August 2016 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Solovetsky Archipelago is a special place for Beluga whales. Every summer, they gather in a small area off the coast. It Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10 August 2016 by adintino
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped Read more »
10 August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
10 August 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9 August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
8 August 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »

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