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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 »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
We're coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of Read more »
A day in the life of a hero hedgehog helper
4 October 2017 Clare Sterling
I recently had the opportunity to visit one of IFAW’s previous Animal Action award winners to see for myself her Read more »
New, tougher sentences for animal cruelty are good news for animals like police
3 October 2017 Rachael Hewish
Along with animal lovers all over the country, we were delighted this week by the Government’s announcement that the Read more »
wild bull mated with orphan elephant matriarch in zambia
3 October 2017 Lisa Olivier
The matriarch, Chamilandu, of a release herd in Kafue National Park, reached an important stage of her rehabilitation on Read more »
IFAW Disaster Response teams have re-deployed to the US Virgin Islands.
2 October 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
  IFAW Disaster Response teams have re-deployed to the US Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Thomas, and are working Read more »
IFAW's Youth Forum delegates in South Africa
29 September 2017 Imogen Scott
The following blog was submitted by Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Josephine Crouch - IS “You know, Read more »
The author with orphaned elephants in Zambia
28 September 2017 Lisa Olivier
The following blog was submitted by Kafue Release Facility research volunteer Lina Schaefer. - LO When I first arrived at Read more »
Historic trail hunting vote could restore trust in the National Trust and end cr
26 September 2017 Rachael Hewish
The National Trust is one of the most beloved heritage organisations in the UK  - and rightly so. This charity does Read more »
6 July 2016
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Watch Video »
29 June 2016
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Watch Video »
27 June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
17 June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15 June 2016
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, Watch Video »
8 June 2016
One of the most pressing animal welfare issues in the UK—the illicit puppy trade—has been gathering much Watch Video »
16 May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10 May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
3 May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend might be a coldblooded killer! Many of us love cats and enjoy having them in our lives. They are a source of companionship, comfor Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants
19 July 2017
Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK’s ivory market and save this ic Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Golden Bond Marathon form
by rbartlett
Golden Bond Marathon form Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mamals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
IFAW Uncovering the Trail of Lies Overview Report
by rbartlett
As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth. Our data and evid Read more »
2015 IFAW Trail of Lies Report
by rbartlett
Full report:  As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018 by adintino
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018 by adintino
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018 by adintino
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 by Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »
5 quotes from MPs that give us hope for action against puppy farms in 2018
15 January 2018 by Rachael Hewish
Will 2018 be the year the government ban third party sales of puppies through places such as pet shops? We certainly hope Read more »
Audited Financials
8 January 2018 by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 Read more »
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action
8 January 2018 by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 Read more »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 by Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
The cost of caring – a vet reflects on the puppy industry
12 December 2017 by Clare Sterling
This is a guest post from vet and animal welfare campaigner Emma Milne. You never forget the puppies you have to kill. It 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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