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Mongolia reported one million livestock like these yaks perished during the 201
9 March 2017 Shannon Walajtys
After two straight devastating dzuds, summer droughts followed by extremely cold winter temperatures, Mongolian livestock Read more »
A concerted effort of letter writers urged President Trump not to withdraw the U
9 March 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Since his inauguration two months ago, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to scrap Obama-era climate change Read more »
International Women’s Day: Paving the way for the next generation of animal hero
8 March 2017 Erica Martin
Happy International Women’s Day! We are proud to say that we are the home of many amazing and talented women, Read more »
TenBoma director profiled as one of Vice’s “Humans of the Year”
8 March 2017 Kerry Branon
This article, written by Kaleigh Rogers, originally appeared on Vice’s Motherboard on March 2, 2017.--KB Faye Cuevas Read more »
Satao 2 was a tusker with extremely long tusks like this elephant in Tsavo Natio
7 March 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma counter-poaching initiative partner, Tsavo Trust, which operates the Big Tusker Project, confirmed for us the Read more »
Shocking: A rhino falls victim to poaching in the very heart of France
7 March 2017 Aurore Morin
The Thiory Zoo, 60km from Paris, made a gruesome discovery this morning upon finding one of its three white rhinos killed by Read more »
7 March 2017 Mila Danilova
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Animal Action Education has reached 5 million children worldwide on the power of
6 March 2017 Julie Matondo
I have a very vivid memory of the day my literature professor settled the fundamental question of the difference between Read more »
LIVE COVERAGE: Successful release of seven dolphins
3 March 2017 Kerry Branon
In an already-busy season, another seven dolphins stranded today at Herring River in Wellfleet and the International Fund Read more »
19 December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
2 December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2 December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20 November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19 November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18 November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15 July 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1 July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19 June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19 June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12 June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South 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
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
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
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
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 »
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Amboseli elephants will be safer thanks to new communication equipment provided
3 May 2017 by James Isiche
Luca Belpietro, founder and executive director of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), praised the International Read more »
Protecting elephants from poaching networks will not only save the lives of anim
3 May 2017 by Azzedine Downes
In a few days, in the heart of New York City, I will join leading animal welfare advocates at the Rethinking Animals Summit Read more »
Titus, who was found near the clinic, had a severely injured back leg, which was
2 May 2017 by Taren Welthagen
En route to the CLAW clinic one day, I received a call from Angela Voyiatzakis, one of our vet nurses, asking me to please Read more »
Orphan bears exploring outside
The following blog has been submitted by Maria Kuczkowicz, a Polish veterinarian volunteering at the Orphan Bear Rescue Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit.
28 April 2017 by CT Harry
ACTION: Join the fight to help protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise. Tell NMFS not to allow harassment Read more »
A crowd several hundred thousand strong is expected to flood Washington, DC.
28 April 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Following on the heels of the March for Science on Earth Day, a crowd several hundred thousand strong is expected to flood Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
28 April 2017 by adintino
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years Read more »
work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia.
27 April 2017 by Rebecca Keeble
In 1979 Australia adopted an anti-whaling policy, permanently ending whaling in Australian waters. At the same time Read more »

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