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silky shark swims in the Gulf of Mexico
7 September 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
Populations of sharks and rays have drastically declined world-wide due to massive over-exploitation. As sharks and rays Read more »
wildlife sanctuary suffers loss in hurricane harvey
7 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
During catastrophic disasters, many organizations and responders agree that animals are often the ones left behind, Read more »
elephant calf in kasungu national park
6 September 2017 Deanne Gibbs
The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped and Read more »
An adult male tiger moves through the forest in Madhya Pradesh, India.
6 September 2017 Carson Barylak
UPDATE: The tiger has now been identified. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources reports that an official with Feld Read more »
ifaw brand ambassadors visit amboseli national park in kenya
5 September 2017 Azzedine Downes
IFAW staffers Angela Williams and Debbie Zinck were recipients of our organization-wide 2016 Barbara Fried Brand Ambassador Read more »
rescued rehabilitated rhino has second calf in manas national park
3 September 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Jamuna, a female rhino who had been rehabilitated into the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Read more »
IFAW helps to provide shelter to dogs after Hurricane Harvey in Texas
2 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Today’s forecast across Texas calls for sunshine, a brief respite from the torrential rainfall that has devastated Read more »
IFAW responds to a dog trapped in Hurricane Harvey flood waters
31 August 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Our rescue team arrived on Tuesday, alongside Best Friends, Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Code 3 Associates to assist the 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 »
29 June 2016
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Watch Video »
27 June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
17 June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15 June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
16 May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10 May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
4 May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
3 May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
15 April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong SAR of China has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Ko Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade
by rbartlett
As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ bigges Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
25 October 2017 by adintino
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today ( Read more »
IFAW's Senior VP, Lt Faye Cuevas on the ground in Kenya
24 October 2017 by Kerry Branon
This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB Read more »
Imperial amazon parrot
20 October 2017 by adintino
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The Read more »
Friends of the koala lead the way in koala rescue, rehab and release.
17 October 2017 by Laure Boissat
I find myself on the passenger seat of a koala rescue van at 8am on a Sunday morning – a typical spring at Friends of Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 by Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention Read more »
Owners, who were evacuated or traveling when hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, a
16 October 2017 by Jennifer Gardner
Happy tears streamed down Elsa Angel’s face as she opened the crate and hugged her dog. They had been separated for Read more »
The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) outside of Harare is home to six young eleph
13 October 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery and the Zambezi-Kazuma Landscape Conservation Project The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) Read more »
IFAW supporters visit BRRC
11 October 2017 by Laurie Wilson
IFAW supporters Adrien & Gary Amadeo were traveling to China for humanitarian reasons – their own project to help 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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