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Left to right (front): Mr Mark Sprong, Chairman, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust; Madam
11 December 2015 Kate Moore
Like so many other African countries, Malawi has suffered significant elephant losses at the hands of poachers – the Read more »
Joss Stone with Zambia Elephant Orphanage keepers Aaron Gumbo and Oliver Munyama
10 December 2015 Ulrica Hansson
Multi-platinum-record selling English soul singer, songwriter and actress Joss Stone recently performed at the Web, a club Read more »
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10 December 2015 Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »
The author with a puppy stricken with parvovirus
10 December 2015 Rosalind Spencer Stone
I remember back in the late 70s and early 80s when parvovirus first became a problem. I remember that distinctive smell. I Read more »
A camera trap in the Bastak Nature Reserve caught Amur tigress Zolushka with two
9 December 2015 Dr. Ian Robinson
Zolushka has two cubs! That was the first sentence I read this morning as I opened up my email. Attached came the wonderful Read more »
 The IWC can only review ‘scientific’ whaling programs, it cannot stop them.
8 December 2015 Matt Collis
With the Japanese whaling fleet heading back to the Antarctic, we’ve had a lot of questions about how this is Read more »
8 December 2015 Mila Danilova
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Read more »
4 December 2015 Jordi Casamitjana
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it 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 »
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 »
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 »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 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 of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti 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 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US 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 »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19 June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
17 June 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Read more »
He was born today. Photo © IFAW Galina Kalmykova
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. Spring is the most vivid, exhilarating Read more »
A Northern Dog and his ball chucker go viral
16 June 2016 by Janice Hannah
Buddy, a Northern Dog, is breaking the internet. Almost two years ago, he was given up by his owners in the northern Read more »
15 June 2016 by CT Harry
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Read more »
Hundreds of cats, dogs treated in first month at new Playa del Carmen clinic
15 June 2016 by Erika Flores
On the very first day there were only 10 patients for spay and neuter surgery, a very low number for what the staff is Read more »
The deaths of Cecil the Lion (pictured) and the gorilla Harambe have prompted re
14 June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The one-year anniversary of the death of Cecil the Lion and the recent killing of Harambe, a Western Low Land Gorilla in a Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14 June 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
•	Many consumers took market availability of ivory for the legality of trade.
14 June 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Having worked a long time protecting elephants from commercial ivory trade and understanding the dynamics of demand from Read more »

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