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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 »
How to be snap happy while avoiding cruel wildlife ‘selfies’
17 August 2017 Philip Mansbridge
It’s summer holiday season here in the UK, and many of you, if you haven’t already, will be heading off to Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
End of an era for award-winning fire brigade dog Roscoe
14 August 2017 Philip Mansbridge
We've just heard news that Roscoe, the amazing 13-year-old fire investigation dog, is hanging up his metaphorical Read more »
14 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
22 December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
14 December 2015
When it comes to educating youngsters about animals, we have to instil an understanding and respect for animals at an early Watch Video »
15 December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
Video introducing IFAW’s ground-breaking Trail of Lies report, the biggest study to date on Trail Hunting – an Watch Video »
10 December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4 December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
8 December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
25 November 2015
It isn’t too often that you get something for nothing in this world, and it isn’t too often that you can double Watch Video »
9 November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
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 »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized 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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Silent vigil for elephants and rhinos in London as people speak out against exti
7 October 2017 by 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 by David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the Government is launching a consultation to ban ivory was just brilliant news. We have all been 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 »

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