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Imperial Parrot, an endangered and endemic parrot on the island of Dominica
30 August 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) congratulates the Portuguese government for introducing a ban on wild Read more »
29 August 2017 Shannon Walajtys
In the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey, our Disaster Response team has rushed into the field to provide animal search Read more »
capuchin monkey confiscated from Venezuela poachers
28 August 2017 Tracy Bain
Moscow: A Russian citizen arrived from Indonesia with a suitcase full to the brim with 108 exotic animals. Her luggage Read more »
Patagonia pumas finally reach their new home
25 August 2017 Meredith Whitney
The early morning rain fell softly as our team pulled into Miami International Airport’s cargo hold. After a little Read more »
map of illegal ivory seizures in europe
24 August 2017 Eleonora Panella
In July of this year, IFAW launched a campaign aimed at closing all European domestic ivory markets. The campaign Read more »
gaju, inflatable mascot of Gaj Yatra
23 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Come October, a road show aimed at raising awareness about the shrinking space for India’s wild elephants and the Read more »
gyrfalcon raptor release in russia with ifaw
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has released fifteen rare falcons back to the wild in Russia. The falcons Read more »
orphan elephant at zambia orphanage
21 August 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
Mkaliva, a young female elephant found orphaned in the Kavalamanja area of South Luangwa, was rescued on August 8, 2017 by Read more »
17 August 2017 Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife 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 »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW—with your help—will co Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual’s experience of joy? Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
On this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the ‘Protect Our Wildlife Star’ campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Jun Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Northern Canada, and from Germany to South Africa, IFAW provides veterinary care to cats and dogs around the world. Taken together, l Read more »
Aerial elephant census in Tsavo
27 February 2017
A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 1 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017 by adintino
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
6 October 2017 by Patrick Ramage
IFAW and our partners at NRDC and Imaginary Forces are deeply gratified by the recognition our film Sonic Sea  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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Imogen Scott
The following blog was submitted by Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Josephine Crouch - IS “You know, 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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