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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27 October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 ebayinc.com on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Read more »
9 August 2017 by Joaquin de la Torre
Tuzita and Soruya are pretty happy with their dog house. It’s new, it’s spacious, and it’s bright blue 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 »

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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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