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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 »
Devastation on St. John in the wake of Hurricane Irma
18 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
As I write this, I am on an aircraft surrounded by disaster response teams. Police officers, Forest Service officers, rapid Read more »
us coast guard helps ifaw deliver dog food in the wake of hurricane irma
17 September 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
It’s my first time deploying with IFAW’s Disaster Response team, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The Read more »
destruction in the wake of Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda
16 September 2017 Erika Flores
Hurricane Irma tore across the island of Barbuda, leaving destruction in her wake and forcing 1,600 people to evacuate. Our Read more »
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 »
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 »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
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 »
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
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
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 »
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 »
US Audited Financials
8 February 2018 by smoos
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 »
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 »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018 by adintino
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018 by adintino
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018 by adintino
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 by Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »

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