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While sharks and rays were given better protections at CITES last fall, advocate
22 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Is a red-listing in the future for more sharks, rays, and chimaeras? Massive construction, desalination, and reclamation Read more »
IFAW conducted a field assessment of Cote d'Ivoire forest elephants in 2012 and
21 February 2017 Aurore Morin
Like their savannah-dwelling cousins, forest elephants in Central Africa are facing a devastating decline in numbers, as a Read more »
Dulce was rescued out of Santa Olga, badly burned and visibly in pain.
21 February 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Rescued from the devastating wildfires in Chile by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and partner Global Read more »
The first rescued bear cubs of 2017 have arrived at OBRC
20 February 2017 Mila Danilova
Two rescued bear cubs, a male and a female, were delivered to IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Pangolins are poached for their meat and their scales. Demand for pangolin produ
17 February 2017 Mark Hofberg
Join IFAW and conservationists from around the world as we celebrate the 6th annual World Pangolin Day. Pangolins are beaver Read more »
Dr Nicolaas Kriek is a veterinary at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, S
17 February 2017 Dr Nicolaas Kriek
Every morning when I arrive at the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported clinic in South Africa, I do not know Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
 A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
10 February 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s partner in South Asia, Wildlife Trust of India, is happy to announce that Read more »
Orphan elephants enjoy feeding time at ZEN.
9 February 2017 Azzedine Downes
Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Read more »
19 July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8 July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2 July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26 June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24 June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19 June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13 June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6 June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23 May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22 September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
8 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27 August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12 August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11 August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4 August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa 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 »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Ten cheetahs were confiscated from illegal wildlife trade.
5 May 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
UPDATE: In spite of the intensive care the nine recently confiscated cheetah cubs received, several succumbed from the Read more »
Having an MTZ 83 tractor with a frontal loader and tow grader will allow staff t
This blog comes from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director, the Regional State Nature Sanctuary Stepnoy, the Astrakhan Region. – Read more »
Amboseli elephants will be safer thanks to new communication equipment provided
3 May 2017 by James Isiche
Luca Belpietro, founder and executive director of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), praised the International Read more »
Titus, who was found near the clinic, had a severely injured back leg, which was
2 May 2017 by Taren Welthagen
En route to the CLAW clinic one day, I received a call from Angela Voyiatzakis, one of our vet nurses, asking me to please Read more »
Orphan bears exploring outside
The following blog has been submitted by Maria Kuczkowicz, a Polish veterinarian volunteering at the Orphan Bear Rescue Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
28 April 2017 by adintino
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years Read more »
The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit.
28 April 2017 by CT Harry
ACTION: Join the fight to help protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise. Tell NMFS not to allow harassment Read more »
work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia.
27 April 2017 by Rebecca Keeble
In 1979 Australia adopted an anti-whaling policy, permanently ending whaling in Australian waters. At the same time Read more »

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