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Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored
26 May 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
When I meet Jonathan at the Amboseli Serena Lodge where he works, it is almost 8 pm; he just knocked off for the day. He is Read more »
The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Prescott Marine Mammal Rescu
26 May 2017 Peter LaFontaine
The White House budget for 2018 is out, and it’s not pretty. President Trump’s campaign pledge to slash spending Read more »
Coral smuggling degrades environment, economy
25 May 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Due to their brilliant composition, design, and strategic locations, coral reefs serve superbly as natural shock absorbers Read more »
Ivory, from no less than five elephants, was unsuccessfully smuggled across the
23 May 2017 Mike Labuschagne
A young Zambian National has been arrested after an attempt to traffic poached ivory across the Zambia-Malawi Border. The Read more »
WATCH: Eighth rehabilitated tiger released into wild
Vladik, an Amur tiger rehabilitated at PRNCO Tiger Center, was released recently into the wild in Bikin National Park Read more »
An elephant calf struggles to get out of a water tank near a village near the ou
The cries of an elephant calf stuck in a water tank near the outer edge of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Bear on track to find koalas
22 May 2017 Josey Sharrad
Ellie Milano, Companion Animal Programme Officer, contributed to this report. –The eds. We’re standing on a Read more »
Protecting endangered wildlife through landscape conservation
19 May 2017 Azzedine Downes
It’s a fact: Mother Earth is in trouble, and it is the fault of humans. Science tells us we are experiencing a “ Read more »
Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs author
17 May 2017 Kelvin Alie
UPDATE: On Tuesday, 16 May, 2017, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
2 June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26 May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15 May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4 May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28 April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17 August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17 August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
15 August 2016
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy. The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10 August 2016
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5 August 2016
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2 August 2016
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1 August 2016
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as one of the 16 new honorees. The award recognizes Downes’ vision a Read more »
IFAW aids with deplorable animal cruelty case in Westport, MA
1 August 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources requested assistance from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – to help care for and relocate more than 1,000 animals kept in appalling conditions in Westport, MA. The 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
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
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
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
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017 by adintino
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one Read more »
Responding to California’s Wall Fire
12 July 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
The devastating wildfire known as the “Wall Fire” has consumed more than 5,000 acres of land in less than a Read more »
Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 by Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage 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
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 Read more »

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