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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 »
capuchin monkey confiscated from Venezuela poachers
28 August 2017 Tracy Bain
Moscow: A Russian citizen arrived from Indonesia with a suitcase full to the brim with 108 exotic animals. Her luggage Read more »
Patagonia pumas finally reach their new home
25 August 2017 Meredith Whitney
The early morning rain fell softly as our team pulled into Miami International Airport’s cargo hold. After a little Read more »
3 March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
25 February 2016
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Watch Video »
22 February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
19 February 2016
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Watch Video »
11 February 2016
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Watch Video »
9 February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
4 February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3 February 2016
At famed Maasai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
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 »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou Read more »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire species of approximately 500 individuals. As a protection measur Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective immediately. In this newly developed position, he will ensure that the organization’s vision is translate Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
by rbartlett
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to prot Read more »
by jjones
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 by Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017 by adintino
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017 by adintino
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei Read more »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
10 November 2017 by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, Read more »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017 by adintino
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg
31 October 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg of a female binturong at the jointly run Read more »
Please join us in making sure that the MMPA remains an essential bedrock environ
31 October 2017 by CT Harry
Well, Congress is back at it again with another attempt to put industry demands ahead of protecting wildlife. Unfortunately Read more »
Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 by Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from 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 »

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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.

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