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One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia
5 April 2017 Katie Moore
I held the tip of Batoka’s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he Read more »
Fauna Rescue Whitsunday’s first patient – Debbie, a scaly-breasted lorikeet. PHO
4 April 2017 Josey Sharrad
Tropical Cyclone Debbie swept through Northern Queensland last week leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. It’s Read more »
The establishment of the Kitenden Conservancy Trust will ensure that Amboseli el
4 April 2017 Evan Mkala
In July of 2013, 1,600 members of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area (of the larger Olgulului/Olalarashi Read more »
China’s two ivory crushes foreshadowed the government’s commitment to end ivory
31 March 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
Today, over a third of the licensed ivory trading outlets in China, including a dozen ivory carving factories, will no Read more »
31 March 2017 Patrick Ramage
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 Read more »
Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
30 March 2017 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 »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is working with diagnostic labs at the
30 March 2017 Brian Sharp
Since the beginning of 2017, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has responded to more than 134 stranded Read more »
Manatee project provides species health baselines, best practices for capture te
29 March 2017 Jane Hoppe
Since 2008, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research staff has monitored three wayward manatees in the Cape Cod region; two Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
10 January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31 December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
19 December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
2 December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
2 December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2 December 2013
UPDATE: I am thrilled to tell you that we have reached our target of £81,250 needed to protect eighty tigers in Bhutan Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22 July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Hunting Vote Postponed To Avoid Government Defeat
14 July 2015
Leading animal welfare charity the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is delighted that the Government has come unstuck in its attempts to sabotage the Hunting Act. The Government announced today that it was postponing a vote scheduled for Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6 July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19 June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19 June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r 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
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 »
UK Development Brochure 2017
by aclark
Building a better world for animals and people. Read more about our work. Read more »
Creating a network to defeat a network
5 June 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Premiere episode of  Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured IFAW’s tenBoma program and its architect, Read more »
IFAW: Let Your Legacy Live On
3 June 2017 by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation Read more »
Donated ivory fingerprinting kit helps nab 15 trafficking suspects
2 June 2017 by Jacqueline Nyagah
In October 2016, in efforts to combat wildlife crime, IFAW donated a fingerprinting kit to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS Read more »
 Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile en
2 June 2017 by Rikkert Reijnen
Poaching is an epidemic. Seeing carcasses of giant, majestic animals like elephants and rhinoceroses slaughtered for their Read more »
The majority of Americans support action to address climate change.
2 June 2017 by Staci McLennan
Yesterday was a dark day for the planet, the wildlife and the humans on it who care about its future. As an American expat Read more »
tenBoma
1 June 2017 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017 by adintino
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were Read more »
Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka are now fully familiarized with their large
Amur tiger cubs Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka, undergoing rehabilitation at the Primorsky Regional Non-commercial Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »

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