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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 »
IFAW responds in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Mexico
25 September 2017 Erika Flores
As soon as we had heard of the terrible earthquake in Mexico City, our team in Playa del Carmen knew we had to respond. Read more »
celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
21 September 2017 Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
rhinos in Solio Game Reserve
21 September 2017 Christina Pretorius
Dr. Joseph Okori, originator of World Rhino Day, joined IFAW earlier this year to lead our landscape conservation programme 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 »
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 »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong SAR of China has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Ko Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res 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 »
Trustee List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the Trustees. 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 »
The future of animal sentience in UK law?
23 November 2017 by Rachael Hewish
Do animals feel pain and emotions? The answer (yes, they do!) may seem obvious, but, remarkably, a debate over the Read more »
Tackling rabies in Indonesia with the 2017 Big Give Challenge
22 November 2017 by Philip Mansbridge
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is one of our favourite times of year. It’s a great way for supporters to make their Read more »
Cambridge charity shop takes powerful stand against ivory!
16 November 2017 by Clare Sterling
Homelessness charity Emmaus Cambridge’s warehouse regularly receives donations from local residents in Cambridgeshire Read more »
Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals
14 November 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday I was asked to take part in a BBC Newsnight debate on the issue of rhino horn trade, in light of a South African Read more »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017 by adintino
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg
31 October 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg of a female binturong at the jointly run 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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