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A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
31 January 2017 Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
With Federal ivory trade restrictions in danger of being rolled back, state ivor
31 January 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Massachusetts is rejoining the fight to save elephants and rhinos from poachers, as state lawmakers have introduced a bill Read more »
27 January 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 90-day finding has concluded that the
23 January 2017 Carson Barylak
UPDATE: This blog originally appeared on November 30, 2016 and has been republished as the deadline for public comment on Read more »
Young puppy Bruno was brought into the clinic after being hit by a car. He was t
20 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Every rescue is different at Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), with animals often being brought in with extensive Read more »
The tiger cubs in this advertising flyer from July 2016 are suffering from Meta
19 January 2017 Meredith Whitney
Note: This article is the first in a multi part series explaining cub petting. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Tigers Read more »
8 March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6 March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
5 March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
5 March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4 March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1 March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
22 February 2013
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Watch Video »
15 February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5 May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30 April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
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29 April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28 April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
27 April 2015
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organizations this week announced support for the reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 10 Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21 April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo 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 »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base
11 April 2017 by Jacqueline Nyagah
One of IFAW’s primary objectives in the Amboseli ecosystem is to enhance wildlife security. Since 2012, IFAW has Read more »
WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact
10 April 2017 by Sheryl Fink
The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths Read more »
An x-ray of Blackfire’s hind legs reveals fractures (labeled with yellow arrows)
10 April 2017 by Meredith Whitney
This article is the third in a multi-part series explaining the deleterious effects of cub petting. Read precedeing blogs Read more »
Saiga: Fossil Antelope” at the State Darwin Museum from April 4 through June 25,
10 April 2017 by Elena Zharkova
The elephant’s trunk, the giraffe’s long neck, the tiger’s stripes, the kangaroo’s pouch… We Read more »
The grueling schedule of rehabilitating orphan bear cubs
7 April 2017 by Mila Danilova
This report was filed by Polina Shershneva, IFAW Russia Communications & Development Officer, after a visit to the Read more »
Once hunted extensively off the state of Gujarat, the whale shark came to be kno
6 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Thirteen years since a religious icon in India championed the cause of saving a little-known fish, the tide has turned for Read more »
Rehabilitated rhinos sighted in Indian forest range
5 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Nearly two years after going back to the wild, Sohola, the hand-raised adult male rhino that was released in the western Read more »
One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia
5 April 2017 by Katie Moore
I held the tip of Batoka’s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he Read more »
Big cats in captivity—many of which are not subject to reporting or documentatio
5 April 2017 by Carson Barylak
This week, Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA 10th District), Walter Jones (R-NC 3rd District) and Niki Tsongas (D-MA 3rd 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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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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