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Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya River on the fringes of the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
79 ivory tusks laid out at a Hong Kong government customs and excise facility. P
30 June 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
On a hot and humid afternoon in early June, I testified in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China in support Read more »
4 December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
8 December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
19 November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10 November 2015
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Watch Video »
9 November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29 October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23 October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22 October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13 October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities fo
22 December 2016
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition released on Wednesday a “Top Ten” list of imperiled species in need of strong conservati Read more »
Pamela Anderson and IFAW meet with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare a
15 December 2016
Actress and conservationist Pamela Anderson is joining IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia this week to promote conservation of Russian wildlife. Discussion items include marine mammals and orca trade, rehabi Read more »
IFAW’s new report advocates measuring happiness and wellbeing, not just economic
14 December 2016
A nation’s prosperity should not be measured by economic activity alone, but rather by a more expansive measure assessing economic, social and environmental wellbeing, according to a new report from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Read more »
California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade
29 November 2016
The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute – a group promoting ivory use – challenged the law in 201 Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and adjudicating over wildlife cases In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies a Read more »
IFAW Statement on Oregon Ivory Ban
9 November 2016
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act (Measure 100) in Oregon, which prohibits the sale of part Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 by Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017 by adintino
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017 by adintino
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
14 August 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017 by adintino
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017 by adintino
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among Read more »
9 August 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
This blog originally apppeared on on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Read more »

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