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Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
Events like the one in San Diego raise awareness and put the issue back at the f
9 September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Yesterday, officials burned a stockpile of confiscated rhino horns, rhino horn “medicine” and other illicit Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8 September 2016 Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7 September 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
Bullhooks have long been used to “train” elephants by striking or stabbing them.
6 September 2016 Carson Barylak
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a ban on the use of bullhooks and other inhumane devices to Read more »
Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world. PHOTO: ©1StopBrunei
3 September 2016 Mark Hofberg
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is in full swing here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thousands of conservation scientists have Read more »
Elephant advocates around the world can celebrate many major victories in the ba
3 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has long fought against the sole driver of the worldwide elephant poaching Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare prescribes to being both conservationi
2 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea M
1 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration’s landmark decision to 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 »
4 October 2013
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet. Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats con Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong SAR of China
3 October 2013
Hong Kong SAR of China has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, in containers declared as holding “soya” said local officials and was Read more »
IFAW joins top NGO's in Announcing $80M Clinton Global Initiative  Commitment to
26 September 2013
Conservation groups announced today a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs, governments, and concerned citizens to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants, which are being de Read more »
Whale Mass Stranding  Attributed to Sonar Mapping For First Time
25 September 2013
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-be Read more »
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24 September 2013
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory. The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valu Read more »
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment recognizes there’s no such thing as a ‘dog
23 September 2013
Today IFAW (www.ifaw.org) announced the establishment of its approach to helping communities living in fear or risk of attacks or health threats from roaming dogs as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action at the CGI Annual Meeting in New Yo Read more »
Malawi Fish Farm Project Saves Lives, Protects Wildlife
17 September 2013
The launch of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm, near Liwonde National Park, uniquely links the need for animal welfare with that of humans. The fish farm is also expected to reduce poaching pressure on Malawi’s premier tourism attraction, whe Read more »
Saiga antelope horns worth $22 million seized by police in northwest China
13 September 2013
According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese police and customs officials along the border between Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Chinese officials h Read more »
12 September 2013
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court. Huntsman David Parker (18/1/74) of Seavington St Mary, Ilminster pleaded guilty to the Hunting Act offence which took place i 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 »
Because of a scandal involving egg labeling, media in Iceland is paying a lot mo
6 December 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
After the director of Iceland´s Food & Health Institute was grilled on national TV the other night, many Read more »
After a 7.1 earthquake struck the Bohol province of the Philippines in 2013, IFA
5 December 2016 by Jennifer Gardner
A horrific landslide in 1999 initiated the idea and need for a disaster response team in the Philippines. The Philippine Read more »
Select ministers of environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism le
5 December 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, after an opening ceremony held by the Mexican government, the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Read more »
Conflict tiger driven out of Indian community after attacks
2 December 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Another tiger was saved through meticulously co-ordinated intervention of the International Fund for Animal Welfare- Read more »
The Blijf van mijn Dier domestic/animal abuse project has worked with domestic a
1 December 2016 by Arien van der Heijden
A partnership agreement has been signed between the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Blijf van mijn Read more »
Pregnant manatee rescued, transported back home
1 December 2016 by Kerry Branon
Cape Cod is a popular summer vacation spot. Perhaps you have been there yourself to take in all Provincetown has to offer Read more »
Abandoned penguin chicks admitted to SANCCOB
30 November 2016 by Francois Louw
The adult African penguin moults annually to replace its rickety feathers with a new coat of waterproof feathers, which Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is helping the Chimpanzee Sanct
30 November 2016 by Meredith Whitney
Rescuers are racing to save three baby chimpanzees from the bushmeat trade in the Central African Republic (CAR). A Good Read more »
California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade
29 November 2016 by adintino
The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the 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.

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