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IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW—with your help—will co Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to: “Support early-career wildlife conservationists Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
Rhino calf rescued from Indian floods
14 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) admitted a male rhinoceros calf displaced Read more »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies
27 June 2017 Kerry Branon
Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing Read more »
IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road c
This blog comes to us from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. –MV Every year at the beginning of Read more »
2 October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15 September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10 September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4 September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19 August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21 July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23 July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26 June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2 July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
by svandereyd
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
by rbartlett
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 by Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention Read more »
Owners, who were evacuated or traveling when hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, a
16 October 2017 by Jennifer Gardner
Happy tears streamed down Elsa Angel’s face as she opened the crate and hugged her dog. They had been separated for Read more »
The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) outside of Harare is home to six young eleph
13 October 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE: Molly is the newest addition to the ZEN herd. She arrived into our urgent care center at the Zimbabwe Elephant Read more »
New campaign by IFAW partner Seas at Risk
12 October 2017 by Eleonora Panella
#EmojiOcean: Share your ocean emotion in support of healthy seas In June this year, IFAW became a member of the Brussels- Read more »
IFAW supporters visit BRRC
11 October 2017 by Laurie Wilson
IFAW supporters Adrien & Gary Amadeo were traveling to China for humanitarian reasons – their own project to help Read more »
Rescued elephant calf recovering at CWRC
10 October 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Wildlife Week, celebrated the first week of October in India, marked the milestone of 5,000 animals handled by the IFAW-WTI Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017 by svandereyd
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
uk moves forward on a total ivory ban
6 October 2017 by David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the UK government is launching a consultation to ban ivory is brilliant news. IFAW and our peers Read more »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 by Kelvin Alie
We're coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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