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Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10 April 2013 Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
“Ag Gag” bills passed last year make undercover exposés almost impossible to pro
10 April 2013 Tracy Coppola
Anti-whistleblower bills ("ag-gag" bills) seek to criminalize exposing cruel treatment of animals and dangerous Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9 April 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters
8 April 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a Read more »
 The headquarters of IMO are in London, south of the river Thames overlooking th
8 April 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Underwater noise pollution from ships poses a serious threat to whales and dolphins. So it's great that the Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8 April 2013 Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
8 April 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Read more »
All 8 puppies survived, thanks to caring community members and IFAW’s support
5 April 2013 Erika Flores
Playa del Carmen is a paradise; but it also has a history of municipal neglect towards dogs kept in civic facilities. Read more »
IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research (MMRR) team respond to dolphin
5 April 2013 Katie Moore
4.11.13 BREAKING UPDATE: FEDERAL GRANT MONEY REMOVED FROM PROPOSED BUDGET Just as we feared, the proposed U.S. budget 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 »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in helping ensure they surv Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in partnership with the International Fund Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale mortalities were documented by teams in the US and Canada. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has led necropsy e Read more »
Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels
22 January 2018
IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December 2017. McLennan has extensive experience working on animal welfare, wildlife and environmental policy. She has worked in Brussels Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that com Read more »
Rescued endangered rhinos one step closer to the wild
9 January 2018
Three female rhino calves rescued from monsoon floods that devastated Kaziranga National Park in 2016 and hand-raised at the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) were translocated to Manas National Park for eventual reh Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t 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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9 April 2014 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9 April 2014 by adintino
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (, destroyed Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8 April 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8 April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8 April 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
A humpback whale breaching.
8 April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, Read more »
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8 April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8 April 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED 5.27.14: Attached please find an update from the Ravi Foundation. Also, below is a conversation between a Mayiou Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8 April 2014 by adintino
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented Read more »

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