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Hatha Jodi looks like a rare root, but it is in fact a hemi penis of the monitor
29 June 2017 Jose Louies
The following blog is a first-person account on how the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India team Read more »
IFAW Wildlife Rescue Program Officer Meredith Whitney spent two weeks working at
28 June 2017 Meredith Whitney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare promotes sound protocols at wildlife sanctuaries in order to ensure human and Read more »
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies
27 June 2017 Kerry Branon
Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing Read more »
IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whal
26 June 2017 Brian Sharp
This week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responded to two Read more »
Protecting bees this Pollinator Week
23 June 2017 Phyllis Bayer
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s International Operations Centre on Cape Cod, we keep bees. Read more »
While grizzly bears have undeniably recovered from near extinction, removing ESA
23 June 2017 Mark Hofberg
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced plans yesterday to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears from the Endangered Read more »
Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and
22 June 2017 James Isiche
Elephant numbers are on the rise in the Tsavo Conservation Area. After reviewing data collected in the ten-day aerial Read more »
IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road c
This blog comes to us from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. –MV Every year at the beginning of Read more »
Pak Dek Lung’s son holds two puppies that were found abandoned in the seaside to
16 June 2017 Kate Nattrass Atema
When Pak Lung found six puppies, he knew he had to do something. The elderly woman who owned their mother did not want them Read more »
6 October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7 October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6 October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1 October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21 September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11 September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10 September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9 September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
25 October 2016
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, B Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21 October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4 October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4 October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016
 IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give protection to the Silky shark, Thresher sharks and Devil Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them from international trade were distilled into a single document leaving the animals exposed to the menace of poaching for illegal Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
by rbartlett
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
by rbartlett
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
by rbartlett
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017 by adintino
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend Read more »
8 August 2017 by Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017 by adintino
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations Read more »
3 August 2017 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) destroyed almost two tons of illegal ivory Read more »
koala in blue gum plantation
3 August 2017 by Josey Sharrad
Back in 2013, we first told you about the shocking plight of koalas injured and killed in blue gum harvesting operations in Read more »
rhino calves being bottle fed at rehabilitation center in India
2 August 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
It’s been a couple of weeks since the floodwaters receded this year and a year since Kaziranga National Park was Read more »
cheetah cub rescued by the cheetah conservation fund associates in somaliland
1 August 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
Two cheetah cubs in Somaliland have been recently rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Both cubs were voluntarily Read more »
ranger in kasungu national park
30 July 2017 by Deanne Gibbs
World Ranger Day is an opportunity to sing the praises of the frontline defenders of our wild places. Men and women who lay Read more »
amur tiger release into wild
29 July 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
Tiger populations around the world face a number of increasing challenges in the struggle for their place in the wild. 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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