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Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild PHOTO:© Jim Zuckerman
20 November 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In light of the horrifying events that occurred in France this week, overwhelming all of us, a strong and essential measure Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20 November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
19 November 2015 Kati Loeffler
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19 November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19 November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18 November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
Russian Children with their AAE materials
17 November 2015 Elena Zharkova
“Mospriroda,” a state institution that oversees all 20 natural parks and 10 eco-centers within the Russian Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17 November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
During the dry season Musolole and his surrogate siblings have had to learn how
16 November 2015 Ulrica Hansson
The El Nino effect has hit southern Africa hard this year. It’s been super-hot and dry, and it’s not just crops 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 »
11 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 »
1 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
27 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 »
24 January 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- is urging the Japanese government not to go ahead with its plans to construct a new whaling mother ship.    According to media reports, this new whaling mother ship symbolises J 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 »
1 December 2017
(Washington D.C. – 30 November, 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 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 »
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2016 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 »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23 May 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
Jon Favreau and The Jungle Book star  Neel Sethi Photo: Glen Wilson. ©2016 Dis
23 May 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Walt Disney’s live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records Read more »
Celebrate Biological Diversity!
21 May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
May 22 is International Biological Diversity Day and this year’s theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People Read more »
Much progress has been made in the last year to protect the endangered African L
20 May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Perhaps it seems a little ironic that we celebrate Endangered Species Day, as the fact that so many animals are endangered Read more »
Display of confiscated samples
19 May 2016 by Dr. Akram Darwich
In cooperation with the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has organized two Read more »
IFAW Australia’s Policy & Campaigns Manager, Matthew Collis (left) presents Prof
19 May 2016 by Matt Collis
On a recent trip to Canberra, it was a pleasure to be able to present an IFAW Animal Action Award to Professor Donald Read more »
State vets help CLAW project sterilise 50 dogs
18 May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare project in South Africa, has had challenges Read more »
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region
17 May 2016 by rbartlett
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region Read more »
Marine Mammals of Australia and New Zealand
16 May 2016 by rbartlett
The South Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions are globally significant areas supporting a wide range of marine mammals Read more »

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