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The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016.
27 December 2016
Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have Read more »
New CLAW director Taren Welthagen with Vincent and Dyanti, who recently came tog
27 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This blog comes from CLAW’s new Director, Taren Welthagen, about an amazing adoption story that she was part of Read more »
The author with one of his patients at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsh
26 December 2016 Lazola Sotyingwa
It is 6:00 am and I feel like staying in bed. The weather outside is cold, wet and windy – a typical Cape Town winter Read more »
IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international
26 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internationally and domestically. Here Read more »
The author with the manatee who was rescued on Cape Cod and eventually taken dow
25 December 2016 Brian Sharp
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team attended to many wayward, stranded, and entangled animals in 2016; in March, we Read more »
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Read more »
This mother dog was extremely protective of her newborn brood.
22 December 2016 Erika Flores
A call for help on Facebook took me to a newly-built school where two dogs had made their home. The dogs had been fed by the Read more »
The Arctic waters recently protected by President Obama are home to polar bears,
22 December 2016
Some families open one present on Christmas Eve, but President Obama apparently likes to get an even bigger jump-start on Read more »
Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a
21 December 2016
A new year – and a new face in the White House – presents an opportunity to think about our conservation Read more »
17 July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16 July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
12 July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4 July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3 July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3 July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2 July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29 June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
archive photo © IFAW
29 April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28 April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21 April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2 April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
1 April 2015
(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated a Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31 March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
26 March 2015
(26 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appalled by the NSW Coalition’s announcement that it will repeal the Native Vegetation Act and give local landowners more autonomy over land clearing should it return Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates 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 »
The grueling schedule of rehabilitating orphan bear cubs
7 April 2017 by Mila Danilova
This report was filed by Polina Shershneva, IFAW Russia Communications & Development Officer, after a visit to the Read more »
Once hunted extensively off the state of Gujarat, the whale shark came to be kno
6 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Thirteen years since a religious icon in India championed the cause of saving a little-known fish, the tide has turned for Read more »
Rehabilitated rhinos sighted in Indian forest range
5 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Nearly two years after going back to the wild, Sohola, the hand-raised adult male rhino that was released in the western Read more »
One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia
5 April 2017 by Katie Moore
I held the tip of Batoka’s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he Read more »
Fauna Rescue Whitsunday’s first patient – Debbie, a scaly-breasted lorikeet. PHO
4 April 2017 by Josey Sharrad
Tropical Cyclone Debbie swept through Northern Queensland last week leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. It’s Read more »
The establishment of the Kitenden Conservancy Trust will ensure that Amboseli el
4 April 2017 by Evan Mkala
In July of 2013, 1,600 members of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area (of the larger Olgulului/Olalarashi Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017 by adintino
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts Read more »
China’s two ivory crushes foreshadowed the government’s commitment to end ivory
31 March 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Today, over a third of the licensed ivory trading outlets in China, including a dozen ivory carving factories, will no Read more »
31 March 2017 by Patrick Ramage
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 Read more »

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