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A curious minke whale spy hopping in the waters off Antarctica.
15 December 2016 Rebecca Keeble
IFAW has been a proud member of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance which has worked tirelessly to secure protection for the 1,550, Read more »
The decline of the giraffe has been dubbed the “silent extinction” because of gi
15 December 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has announced in their latest update of the “Red List of Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Why I joined IFAW to help protect Russian wildlife
14 December 2016 Pamela Anderson
I’m very happy to join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the Kremlin and other events in Moscow this Read more »
Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
A recent meeting at the Kremlin Presidential Library.
12 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week, I am delighted to be joining Moscow International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Russia Council members Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger Zolushka has shed her tracking collar
After three and a half years of wearing a sturdy leather collar equipped with a radio transmitter, Zolushka is free from Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Cutie endures illness, injury before finding forever home
8 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—CP Cutie has suffered Read more »
24 May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30 May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
30 April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
13 April 2012
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt
27 March 2015
In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26 March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26 March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25 March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US 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 »
Manatee project provides species health baselines, best practices for capture te
29 March 2017 by Jane Hoppe
Since 2008, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research staff has monitored three wayward manatees in the Cape Cod region; two Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
28 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 by Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
Bali puppies rescued just in time
27 March 2017 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
When Made Suwana and our Bali partners found them, the two abandoned puppies were huddling under a shrine at a graveyard. Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Read more »
The author and two officials stand with ivory recovered this past Christmas and
22 March 2017 by Mike Labuschagne
The ruthlessness of Malawi’s rainy season has drastically damaged many roads and bridges in Kasungu National Park, Read more »
21 March 2017 by smoos
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce Read more »

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