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Nania on the road back to the wild
The air was cold and the sky still dark when I arrived at the Deux-Balé management unit in Boromo. It was 4:45 AM, Read more »
Celebrating Life Below Water: An Insider’s Look at World Wildlife Day 2019
14 March 2019 Kaila Ferrari
People all around the world feel a strong affinity for the ocean – and for good reasons. Not only does the ocean Read more »
One of Kenya’s first all-female ranger units, team Lioness protects 150,000 acre
6 March 2019 Erin Powell
One of Kenya’s first all-female ranger units, team Lioness protects 150,000 acres of community lands shared by both Read more »
A dog stands in front of a newly delivered doghouse
22 February 2019 Janice Hannah
  By Jan Hannah and Andreas Krebs   A self-proclaimed dog lover, Dana is a Lands and Resources Technician at the Read more »
The ZEN Project: Making a difference for individual animals, wildlife population
12 February 2019 Jimmiel Mandima
Nestled between national parks and elephant migration paths, Panda Masuie Forest Reserve was originally a lush landscape Read more »
Calling on Canada to take greater protections for the North Atlantic right whale
8 February 2019
North Atlantic right whales are some of the most endangered whales on earth. Entanglements in fishing gear and collisions Read more »
Bear the detection dog helps protect Australia's endangered quoll
4 January 2019 Rebecca Keeble
When it comes to saving Australia’s native marsupials, detection dog Bear knows the hard work it takes to locate and Read more »
A monumental moment as we release raptors on the Great Wall
5 December 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
On a brilliant November day, ifaw president and CEO Azzedine Downes and I climbed the Great Wall. Autumn foliage dots the Read more »
Celebrating marine milestones as we reach our 5000th response
28 November 2018 Katie Moore
I remember my first mass stranding response. On November 27th, 1998 our team responded to three dolphins stranded in 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 »
22 January 2019
  IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is hosting a 2019 global art contest in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flor Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, Read more »
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
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-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Bra Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s 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 »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w 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 »
The Economics of the Canadian Sealing Industry
11 June 2001 by adintino
This report is an analysis of the subsidies, expenditures and incomes associated with Atlantic Canada's sealing industry. Read more »
Veterinary Report Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Prince Edward Island
1 March 2001 by adintino
Following the comprehensive and methodical study of the 2001 Canadian commercial seal hunt, by 5 independent veterinarians, Read more »
22 January 2001 by tj.griffin
IFAW formed its specialist international oiled wildlife team, headed by Jay Holcomb of the International Bird Rescue Read more »
16 August 2000 by tj.griffin
As of today, more than 11,000 individuals have donated the equivalent of 39,614 volunteer days to assist with the rescue Read more »
Report of The Workshop on The Legal Aspects of Whale Watching
1 June 2000 by adintino
Whale watching activities are expanding around the world, and, as the previous workshops and studies have established, so Read more »
In 1992, in response to an intensifying debate on the interactions between fishe
1 October 1999 by adintino
In 1992, in response to an intensifying debate on the interactions between fisheries and marine mammals, a SAC was convened Read more »
by tj.griffin
The International Fund for Animal Welfare research expedition starts its work at the north-east of the Sakhalin Island to Read more »
by tj.griffin
On a bitterly cold Saturday in January, I went to the antique and curio markets in Beijing looking for elephant ivory. With Read more »
by tj.griffin
UPDATE: 8.5.11 At IFAW's July 2011 Prevention of Illegal Wildlife Trade Training workshop in Djibouti, participants from Read more »

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