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Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Relief for foxes as Government confirms no vote on repealing the Hunting Act
6 July 2017 Rachael Hewish
Sometimes victory comes quiet as a whisper rather than a fanfare. That certainly was the case earlier this week when the Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
Scotland’s first fox hunting conviction comes 15 years after ban was introduced
30 June 2017 Rachael Hewish
We received a bittersweet victory for foxes in Scotland this week. 15 years after the Protection of Wild Mammals Scotland Read more »
79 ivory tusks laid out at a Hong Kong government customs and excise facility. P
30 June 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
On a hot and humid afternoon in early June, I testified in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China in support Read more »
Hatha Jodi looks like a rare root, but it is in fact a hemi penis of the monitor
29 June 2017 Jose Louies
The following blog is a first-person account on how the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India team Read more »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
14 July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
26 June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25 June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23 June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16 June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10 June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES
23 September 2016
Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Spec Read more »
Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa
21 September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
New campaign targets the cruel UK puppy trade
13 September 2016
A new public awareness campaign is launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to target the growing problem of the illicit and cruel UK puppy trade. The puppy industry is booming, but with many UK breeders and puppy smugglers Read more »
IFAW and WTI partner with  Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference
6 September 2016
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31 August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31 August 2016
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co Read more »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31 August 2016
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Badger slaughter set to begin imminently
30 August 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, following today’s announcement by the Government of seven additional kill zones to be added across the country. IFAW strongly opposes plans Read more »
Badger slaughter set to resume with more kill zones added to irrational Governme
23 August 2016
Animal welfare campaigners have condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, with five additional kill zones added across the country, according to media reports today. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) strongly opposes reported 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 »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017 by adintino
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017 by adintino
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among Read more »
9 August 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
This blog originally apppeared on on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Read more »
9 August 2017 by Joaquin de la Torre
Tuzita and Soruya are pretty happy with their dog house. It’s new, it’s spacious, and it’s bright blue Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017 by adintino
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend Read more »
8 August 2017 by Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
Celebrate the animals around us this August with the #BritishWildlifeShare
4 August 2017 by Rachael Hewish
Summer is here – even if it appears no one remembered to tell the weather! It’s the perfect time to Read more »
London Art World Conservation exhibition highlights endangered animals
4 August 2017 by Philip Mansbridge
Last night I had the pleasure of talking at the preview of an amazing art event in Central London, This is Our World. The Read more »
koala in blue gum plantation
3 August 2017 by Josey Sharrad
Back in 2013, we first told you about the shocking plight of koalas injured and killed in blue gum harvesting operations in Read more »

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