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IFAW team deploys in the wake of Hurricane Irma
14 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Islands throughout the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Houses are destroyed, power is out, and people Read more »
13 September 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to Read more »
deadly harvest, a graphic novel by Thomas C. Ramey
12 September 2017 Kerry Branon
“A potent, educational work…” — Kirkus Review “Once upon a time there were humans. They Read more »
silky shark swims in the Gulf of Mexico
7 September 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
Populations of sharks and rays have drastically declined world-wide due to massive over-exploitation. As sharks and rays Read more »
wildlife sanctuary suffers loss in hurricane harvey
7 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
During catastrophic disasters, many organizations and responders agree that animals are often the ones left behind, Read more »
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 »
8 April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7 April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25 March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
18 March 2016
Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from IFAW - Int. Fund for Animal Welf on Vimeo. So the Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have banned them. The Watch Video »
14 March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
15 March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
11 March 2016
Early this week, Curtis Wilmington, the owner of the Oahu gifts retailer Hawaiian Accessories, Inc. pleaded guilty to Watch Video »
9 March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong SAR of China has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Ko Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
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 Board Members List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the current IFAW board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, Craigslist.org has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels
22 January 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018 by adintino
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 by Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »
Rescued endangered rhinos one step closer to the wild
9 January 2018 by adintino
Three female rhino calves rescued from monsoon floods that devastated Kaziranga National Park in 2016 and hand-raised at the 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 »

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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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