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Upping the pressure for a new puppy protection law
7 March 2018 Rachael Hewish
Last month I shared the great news that the Government is considering a ban on selling puppies through pet shops and Read more »
Essay competition winners come up with bright ideas for protecting wild animals
28 February 2018 Philip Mansbridge
Young people are the future of animal conservation and welfare. Every new generation of conservationists will have to Read more »
How turtle-feeding trips for tourists can actually be fatal
9 February 2018 Richie Marriott
This is a guest post from June Haimoff MBE, founder of the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation. --RM I first Read more »
ifaw rescue team with parrots in dominica after hurricane maria
9 February 2018 Kelvin Alie
Core to IFAW’s work are the pillars of rescue, rehabilitation and release of animals in the places they call home. Read more »
Huge step forwards for puppy welfare as third party sales ban proposed
8 February 2018 Rachael Hewish
This morning saw some fantastic news for dogs and cats sold in England. The Government has just announced a raft of Read more »
IFAW supporters give their views on why Scotland needs a better hunting ban
3 February 2018 Rachael Hewish
It’s been 15 years since the Scottish government introduced its ban on hunting. The ‘Protection of Wild Mammals Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 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 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 »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 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 »
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 »
IFAW and BAWA help banjars take responsibility of their dogs’ health
27 May 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
It’s a little-known secret that in the lush paradise of Bali, dog meat restaurants exist. The market for dog meat isn Read more »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24 May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of Read more »
779 seized ivory tusks are seen laid out on the floor at a Hong Kong Government
24 May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
At the invitation of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and his son William, the Duke of Cambridge, I attended what Read more »
Whalesharks are often bycatch in tuna fishing.
24 May 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Just now I am attending the conference of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) on Mauritius. This is a fishing agreement Read more »
23 May 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Read more »
A happy ending: After their release into the wild, the captured baby elephants
23 May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Thanks to international outcry and vigorous campaigning by a coalition of animal welfare organizations including the Read more »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22 May 2013 by adintino
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – today signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
22 May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22 May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »

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