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capuchin monkey confiscated from Venezuela poachers
28 August 2017 Tracy Bain
Moscow: A Russian citizen arrived from Indonesia with a suitcase full to the brim with 108 exotic animals. Her luggage Read more »
Patagonia pumas finally reach their new home
25 August 2017 Meredith Whitney
The early morning rain fell softly as our team pulled into Miami International Airport’s cargo hold. After a little Read more »
map of illegal ivory seizures in europe
24 August 2017 Eleonora Panella
In July of this year, IFAW launched a campaign aimed at closing all European domestic ivory markets. The campaign Read more »
gaju, inflatable mascot of Gaj Yatra
23 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Come October, a road show aimed at raising awareness about the shrinking space for India’s wild elephants and the Read more »
gyrfalcon raptor release in russia with ifaw
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has released fifteen rare falcons back to the wild in Russia. The falcons Read more »
orphan elephant at zambia orphanage
21 August 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
Mkaliva, a young female elephant found orphaned in the Kavalamanja area of South Luangwa, was rescued on August 8, 2017 by Read more »
17 August 2017 Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
8 April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7 April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25 March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
18 March 2016
Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from IFAW - Int. Fund for Animal Welf on Vimeo. So the Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have Watch Video »
14 March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
15 March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
9 March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3 March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong SAR of China has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Ko Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou Read more »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
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World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
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World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
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T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Dr Roos aims to sterilise in excess of 70 percent of the pets in a community in
17 October 2017 by Christina Pretorius
The statistics speak for themselves. Population (human): 1,200; Population (dog and cat): 241; Veterinary support: None; 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 »
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 »
6 October 2017 by Patrick Ramage
IFAW and our partners at NRDC and Imaginary Forces are deeply gratified by the recognition our film Sonic Sea  Read more »
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12 cubs in 4 regions - Pskov, Tver, Kirov 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 »

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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.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

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