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Ivory that had been donated to IFAW by members of the British public was on disp
15 September 2016 David Cowdrey
With the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference in Johannesburg later this month fast Read more »
In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15 September 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14 September 2016 Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on Read more »
13 September 2016 Vanessa Amoroso
There are few things cuter and more fun than a fluffy new puppy, and with celebrities constantly being photographed with Read more »
UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13 September 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10 September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9 September 2016 Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at 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 »
Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National
21 March 2018
Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation – CWRC; the wildlife rescue, treatment and rehabilitation facility jointly run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Intern 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 »
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a stron
28 February 2018
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Nowhere in that future do they see the continuation of practices that harm endangered wildlife. Today, William George & Co ann 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 »
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 »
Audited Financials
by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 Read more »
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action
by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 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 »
UK Development Brochure 2017
by aclark
Building a better world for animals and people. Read more about our work. Read more »
IFAW: Let Your Legacy Live On
by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation o Read more »
Abu Dhabi zoo’s festival raises wildlife awareness
28 November 2016 by
Held under the theme of ‘Wildlife: Keep it Wild and Alive – Stop the Illegal Pet Trade!” the two-day Al Read more »
Bushfire season threatens koalas, kangaroos; vets, responders get ready
25 November 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Western Australia experienced some devastating bushfires at the beginning of the year and since NSW is already experiencing Read more »
Dogs in South Africa to benefit from your Big Give Challenge donations
25 November 2016 by Philip Mansbridge
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is upon us. From 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November to 12 noon Friday 2 December, animal Read more »
23 November 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Read more »
Responding to US election results: IFAW steadfast in protecting animals
23 November 2016 by Azzedine Downes
What’s at stake The fight to save animals is at a crossroads. At stake are many of the fundamental protections for Read more »
Responding to US election results: IFAW steadfast in protecting animals
23 November 2016 by Azzedine Downes
What’s at stake The fight to save animals is at a crossroads. At stake are many of the fundamental protections for Read more »
Local South African artist Wesley van Eeden (Resoborg), who designed the Durban
22 November 2016 by Nancy Barr
On their first day together, Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates visited the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 by Aurore Morin
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
The whaling fleet has left Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean for the se
22 November 2016 by Matt Collis
It seems barely a week goes by at the moment without Japan offering its latest snub to the international community. While 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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