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The ZEN Project: Making a difference for individual animals, wildlife population
12 February 2019 Jimmiel Mandima
Nestled between national parks and elephant migration paths, Panda Masuie Forest Reserve was originally a lush landscape Read more »
24 January 2019 Kaylyn Beck
Approximately 800,000 federal employees and federal contractors have been affected by the longest government shutdown in U. Read more »
Bear the detection dog helps protect Australia's endangered quoll
4 January 2019 Rebecca Keeble
When it comes to saving Australia’s native marsupials, detection dog Bear knows the hard work it takes to locate and Read more »
We now have a UK ivory ban!
11 December 2018 David Cowdrey
After all the hard work IFAW and you as our supporters have put into getting an ivory ban to protect elephants we can Read more »
 Together, we’re changing the world. One photographic print at a time.
7 December 2018 Kaila Ferrari
Over the past year, our elephant translocation and conservation projects have gained international media attention and Read more »
A monumental moment as we release raptors on the Great Wall
5 December 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
On a brilliant November day, ifaw president and CEO Azzedine Downes and I climbed the Great Wall. Autumn foliage dots the Read more »
Celebrating marine milestones as we reach our 5000th response
28 November 2018 Katie Moore
I remember my first mass stranding response. On November 27th, 1998 our team responded to three dolphins stranded in Read more »
Finding hope among the Camp Fire wreckage
21 November 2018 Shannon Walajtys
Crawling on all fours through ashes, searching dark homes by headlamp, and coaxing frightened cats out from under dressers Read more »
Join us this Giving Tuesday
19 November 2018 Azzedine Downes
In just a few days, millions of people around the world will celebrate Giving Tuesday, a global movement to spread Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
TUI Care Foundation & IFAW partner to prevent elephant poaching in Kenya through
19 February 2019
With support from TUI Care Foundation, IFAW applies new technology and intelligence gathering strategies to protect elephant populations in Tsavo Conservation Area Working closely with Kenya Wildlife Service and local communities, the  Read more »
22 January 2019
  IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is hosting a 2019 global art contest in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flor Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, Read more »
Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t
21 September 2018
One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban. Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates 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 »
As September drew to an end, so did whaling in Iceland, but for how long?
14 October 2013 by Robbie Marsland
There are two types of whaling in Iceland. These days, minke whaling is carried out primarily by one vessel, Hrafnreyður Read more »
INTERPOL Environmental Crime Unit: the stage is set to stem the wildlife crime t
11 October 2013 by David Higgins
The July 23rd, 2013 seizure of rhino horn in the Czech Republic en route to China is just one unfortunate example in the Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
10 October 2013 by adintino
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September Read more »
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers
10 October 2013 by Katie Moore
As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus. Getting all of the Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9 October 2013 by adintino
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
8 October 2013 by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under Read more »
8 October 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Read more »
Majority of American voters support Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
8 October 2013 by Tracy Coppola
Watch the CNN story about this incident and the larger issue of big cats in the United States, above. ~~~ This past Read more »
American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7 October 2013 by adintino
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across Read more »

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