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IFAW team deploys in the wake of Hurricane Irma
14 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Islands throughout the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Houses are destroyed, power is out, and people Read more »
13 September 2017 Eleonora Panella
Whales are magnificent creatures; they have entranced seafarers, children and tourists and inspired literature all over the Read more »
13 September 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to Read more »
New report reveals scale of ivory seizures across Europe
13 September 2017 David Cowdrey
A new IFAW report looking at the illegal ivory trade across Europe has found that the European Union is still a destination Read more »
12 September 2017 Philip Mansbridge
According to the Government this week, over 33,000 badgers is the answer. That’s right, the badger cull is back, and Read more »
Why Remember a Charity Week is the perfect time to think about your legacy for a
11 September 2017 Dan Carter
Today marks the start of this year’s Remember a Charity week, in which over 180 charities join together to raise the Read more »
Taking the ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ message directly to Iceland’s tourists
8 September 2017 Andy Mansell
Iceland is hot right now (figuratively speaking of course). This tiny country of 300,000 residents is set to receive 2 Read more »
Street artist Sonny creates huge rhino mural in Croydon, London
8 September 2017 Philip Mansbridge
UPDATE: The mural is complete – and we think it looks stunning! Here's a photo of the completed work. It's Read more »
silky shark swims in the Gulf of Mexico
7 September 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
Populations of sharks and rays have drastically declined world-wide due to massive over-exploitation. As sharks and rays Read more »
4 February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3 February 2016
At famed Maasai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13 January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
1 January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24 December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23 December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
26 December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22 December 2015
It was the very first time an animal welfare film premiered at the Houses of Parliament, and I was very honoured to be a Watch Video »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire species of approximately 500 individuals. As a protection measur Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective immediately. In this newly developed position, he will ensure that the organization’s vision is translate Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong SAR of China coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pang Read more »
Minke whaling season begins in Iceland
26 May 2017
Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each y Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife
16 May 2017
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) host workshop with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sensitize key judicial officials on the nature and extent of wildlife crimes in the country. The Uganda Wildlife Read more »
Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed.
8 May 2017
Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount of scales is said to represent roughly 1,400 pangolins being ki Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
28 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to prot Read more »
by jjones
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh 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 »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017 by adintino
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin Read more »
Meet Wira – a little dog with a big heart benefiting from our Bali dogs project
30 November 2017 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
When Ida Bagus Cakra found Wira, he knew something was wrong. The puppy’s feet were splayed out, and she was the runt Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017 by adintino
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei Read more »
8 of the biggest threats to life in our oceans
23 November 2017 by Sharon Livermore
Who’s been enjoying Blue Planet 2 over the past few weeks? This epic BBC series is capturing the nation’s Read more »

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