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Celebrating Animals at the Birmingham Wildlife Festival
13 June 2017 Philip Mansbridge
It was great to be at the Birmingham Wildlife Festival this weekend, joined by Freddy the Fox and thousands of animal Read more »
Thank You charity shops and Re-Dreses are asking women in St. Petersburg to dona
13 June 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending the world premiere of the “Born to be Free” film in Moscow, I met the director of Thank You Read more »
In recent months the pair has been spending less time sleeping in the boma.
12 June 2017 Lisa Olivier
It has been an interesting week for elephants Chamilandu (11 years) and Batoka (nine years) as the two gear up for release Read more »
These pups are always seeking people´s attention, scratches, and of course food.
9 June 2017 Erika Flores
In May I traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to help conduct a series of veterinary trainings. These trainings are a Read more »
General Election Results
9 June 2017 Philip Mansbridge
I imagine if foxes could understand the news, they'd be breathing a very large sigh of relief right now. Despite all Read more »
Beatriz at Dinner features Salma Hayek and John Lithgow
9 June 2017 Kerry Branon
What would you say if you were sitting across from the hunter who killed Cecil the lion at a dinner party? Filmmaker Mike Read more »
Yuri Kolokolnikov and daughters at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Centre.
8 June 2017 Elena Zharkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov, one of the actors in the hit television series Game of Thrones, recently visited the International Fund Read more »
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
Using the right words will help us keep the hunting ban
5 June 2017 Rachael Hewish
In the run up to the General Election on Thursday, one topic is very much in the news again – fox hunting, and more Read more »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7 May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7 April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
19 March 2015
They say there was no evidence. They say they hunt legally now. They say they now do “trail hunting” (following Watch Video »
The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry.
27 July 2016
The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA "the Oscar of mobile phone photography," recently awarded young Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan with the Grand Prize for his iPhone photo captioned "Man and the Eagle," which features Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
20 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Acco Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014—has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit. “IFAW Read more »
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29 June 2016
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, then ruthlessly tracked for approximat Read more »
Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl
27 June 2016
This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27 June 2016
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building. The the Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24 June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20 June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a 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 »
A white rhino in the bush in Kenya.
26 July 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile Read more »
An elephant roams Amboseli National Park.
25 July 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the Read more »
Michael Gove’s first major speech as Environment Minister contains promise for a
21 July 2017 by David Cowdrey
Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for the Environment delivered his first major speech on the environment at the offices Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
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IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 by Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as ma
20 July 2017 by Misty Niemeyer
UPDATE: The total is now 10. The 10th and most recent carcass of the critically endangered species North Atlantic Read more »
Street artist Sonny’s passion for imperiled animals
19 July 2017 by Kelly Johnston
Sonny the street artist is currently painting murals around the world highlighting imperiled species. He has chosen the Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
19 July 2017 by
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other Read more »
UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants
19 July 2017 by adintino
Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to Read more »

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