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Ten cheetahs were confiscated from illegal wildlife trade.
5 May 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
UPDATE: In spite of the intensive care the nine recently confiscated cheetah cubs received, several succumbed from the Read more »
IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Pre
5 May 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress has reached a deal to keep federal agencies funded through September, averting fears of a government shutdown while Read more »
Having an MTZ 83 tractor with a frontal loader and tow grader will allow staff t
This blog comes from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director, the Regional State Nature Sanctuary Stepnoy, the Astrakhan Region. – Read more »
Amboseli elephants will be safer thanks to new communication equipment provided
3 May 2017 James Isiche
Luca Belpietro, founder and executive director of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), praised the International Read more »
Protecting elephants from poaching networks will not only save the lives of anim
3 May 2017 Azzedine Downes
In a few days, in the heart of New York City, I will join leading animal welfare advocates at the Rethinking Animals Summit Read more »
Titus, who was found near the clinic, had a severely injured back leg, which was
2 May 2017 Taren Welthagen
En route to the CLAW clinic one day, I received a call from Angela Voyiatzakis, one of our vet nurses, asking me to please Read more »
Orphan bears exploring outside
The following blog has been submitted by Maria Kuczkowicz, a Polish veterinarian volunteering at the Orphan Bear Rescue Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit.
28 April 2017 CT Harry
ACTION: Join the fight to help protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise. Tell NMFS not to allow harassment Read more »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
26 February 2015
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! The war in Eastern Ukraine Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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13 February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
13 February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) PROTECT PSA campaign was conceived, directed and edited by actress, Watch Video »
30 January 2015
In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting Watch Video »
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 SAR of China 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 Read more »
Taunton river dolphin dies shortly after rescue
27 June 2016
Despite the best efforts of rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); a wayward bottlenose dolphin, died shortly after the team rescued it from the Taunton River on Saturday. “It is very unusual for a dolphin, let alone a 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 »
South Sudan ivory bust ©Khamis Adieng
24 June 2016
Yarmouth Port, MA – June 24, 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 confiscat 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 »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w 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
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya River on the fringes of the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 by David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017 by adintino
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 by Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong SAR of China has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017 by adintino
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell Read more »

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