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Silent vigil for elephants and rhinos in London as people speak out against exti
7 October 2017 Rachael Hewish
Today, I was proud to be a part of the fourth annual march for elephants and rhinos in London. It was a powerful occasion Read more »
6 October 2017 Patrick Ramage
IFAW and our partners at NRDC and Imaginary Forces are deeply gratified by the recognition our film Sonic Sea  Read more »
6 October 2017 David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the Government is launching a consultation to ban ivory was just brilliant news. We have all been Read more »
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12 cubs in 4 regions - Pskov, Tver, Kirov Read more »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
We're coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of Read more »
A day in the life of a hero hedgehog helper
4 October 2017 Clare Sterling
I recently had the opportunity to visit one of IFAW’s previous Animal Action award winners to see for myself her Read more »
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 »
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 »
IFAW Statement: Disaster response team deploys to rescue animals affected by Hur
29 August 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team was activated by partner Code 3 Associates to support the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  “We are deeply saddened by the devastation Read more »
Two pumas rescued from Argentina zoo find sanctuary in U.S.
25 August 2017
Early in the morning on August 23, 2017, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) and Forest Animal Rescue (FAR) welcomed two Patagonian pumas at Miami International Airport. Their arrival signifies a two year ef Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild
21 August 2017
Fifteen rare falcons were rescued and rehabilitated in joint effort by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and ANO “Wild Animal Rescue Centre” (WARC). The raptors are saker and gyrfalcon species. Nine endangered saker falcons wer Read more »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno Read more »
Golden Bond Marathon form
by rbartlett
Golden Bond Marathon form 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 »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018 by adintino
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the Read more »
Essay competition winners come up with bright ideas for protecting wild animals
28 February 2018 by Philip Mansbridge
Young people are the future of animal conservation and welfare. Every new generation of conservationists will have to Read more »
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a stron
28 February 2018 by adintino
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
How turtle-feeding trips for tourists can actually be fatal
9 February 2018 by 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 by 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 by 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 »
US Audited Financials
8 February 2018 by smoos
IFAW supporters give their views on why Scotland needs a better hunting ban
3 February 2018 by Rachael Hewish
It’s been 15 years since the Scottish government introduced its ban on hunting. The ‘Protection of Wild Mammals 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.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   read more.

 

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