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Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical.
31 August 2016 Jason Bell
The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past Read more »
There have been reports of a manatee in the waters off Cape Cod.
30 August 2016 Brian Sharp
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team members from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have been fielding Read more »
Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection.
30 August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Connel Bradwell works in environmen
29 August 2016 Nancy Barr
The following blog has been written by one of our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates, Connel Bradwell. For more Read more »
Filippa at rest in her enclosure. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center
29 August 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
As our rescued Amur tiger cub, Fillipa enjoys the dense foliage in her natural enclosure, we can see that she is growing Read more »
Swaziland has proposed to alter the existing annotation on the Appendix II listi
26 August 2016 Jason Bell
Just when we were all expecting South Africa to take the lead in proposing trade in rhino horn at this year’s 17th Read more »
Sadly, no amount of fences, crossings and tree planting can save The Ballina koa
25 August 2016 Josey Sharrad
Tuesday 22 August 2016 will go down as a sad day for koalas and Australian politics. That was the day we learnt that on the Read more »
Two orphan elephants rescued in two parks in Zambia
24 August 2016 Rachael Murton
This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded Read more »
24 August 2016 Erika Flores
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we 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 »
Six days = 4.5 Tonnes Elephant Ivory Seized in  Mombasa, Kenya
9 July 2013
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan city in less than one week. Monday’s seizure of three tonnes was discovered disguised as a consignment of peanuts, while Read more »
Third hand-reared rhino gives birth in Manas
8 July 2013
As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), good news poured in for the rehabilitators, as yet another rhino hand-reared here gave birth to a healthy calf in the wild Read more »
Kenya Ivory Seizure Highlights US Crackdown  on Illegal Wildlife Trade
4 July 2013
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya has highlighted the need for an urgent response to a global calamity. The ivory, a mix of Read more »
Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale
2 July 2013
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway. Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
Croatia joining EU is good for animals
1 July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
Response to President Obama’s Executive Order:  Combating Wildlife Trafficking
1 July 2013
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both rampant and shockingly destructive to humans and animals.  We applaud President Obama’s executive order to elevate t Read more »
Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas
28 June 2013
A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas National Park today, to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand-reared there. This is being done to increase the rehabilitation p Read more »
Walking the Talk to Save Kenya’s Elephants
28 June 2013
Jim Nyamu has had plenty of time to think on his feet this year. By the time he arrives in Nairobi tomorrow he will have walked 1,050 kms raising awareness of poaching and the ivory trade, and becoming a national hero in the process. Starting at Maas Read more »
China Customs and IFAW Joined Hands to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
27 June 2013
A workshop jointly organized by the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of China’s General Administration of Customs and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, www.ifaw.org), to combat trafficking of endangered species successfully concluded today. 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 »
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 »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 by Eleonora Panella
Today, numerous media outlets reported the seizure of 564 kilos of smuggled ivory in Vienna. The Austrian police discovered Read more »
Changing living dynamics in the townships has given rise to large populations of
17 November 2016 by Rosalind Spencer Stone
Controlling the populations of companion animals is a big challenge. Everyone wants their little girl to have “just Read more »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016 by adintino
Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and adjudicating over wildlife cases In Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
The campaign graphics include one with an elephant and one with a rhino.
15 November 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On November 11th, China’s biggest shopping day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched a new Read more »
Prince William, shown above with Princess Kate Middleton when they visited the I
15 November 2016 by David Cowdrey
Prince William will be the keynote speaker at a conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. He is Read more »
IFAW documentary Huntwatch sheds light on the plight of harp seals
15 November 2016 by Kerry Branon
Pristine white ice threatened by climate change, baby seals crying, the smell of boat diesel, gunshots, the crack of clubs Read more »
The author in front of a cache of tusks in Denver in a file photo from 2013.
11 November 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On the eve of Hanoi hosting the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade next week, the government of Vietnam will crush, burn, Read more »

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