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Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8 June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5 June 2015 Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5 June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5 June 2015 Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Pookie’s owner had cared for her since she was a cub
4 June 2015 Kelly Donithan
Pookie, a 15-year-old tigress, who had been living outside Dallas, has had to weather more than the record-breaking Read more »
China’s State Forestry Administration promised that China would “strictly contro
4 June 2015 Peter LaFontaine
In a move to show their commitment to ending the ivory trade, Chinese officials ceremoniously destroyed nearly 1,500 pounds Read more »
One of our handicapped dogs, named Palma, has found a new family!
4 June 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Separatist forces and Ukrainian soldiers clashed on Donetsk’s outskirts this week, killing at least 19 people and Read more »
This year will still go down in history as a devastating year for the endangered
Even though the species has experienced dramatic declines and suffers from the highest mortality rate of all mammals, this Read more »
2 June 2015 Christina Pretorius
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in 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 »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in Read more »
1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling o Read more »
Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National
21 March 2018
Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation – CWRC; the wildlife rescue, treatment and rehabilitation facility jointly run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Intern Read more »
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 »
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
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 »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Indian bears “walked” to ready for release
8 January 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Currently, there are six bears at the acclimatization site at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around
6 January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world. While 2015 was an extremely Read more »
The Australian government reports that the fast-moving fires and subsequent smok
5 January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
As a result of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the effects on some local animals including kangaroos and koalas has Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4 January 2016 by adintino
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts Read more »
1 January 2016 by Erica Martin
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Read more »
Gemma Campling visited CLAW and spent a day with staff and director Cora Bailey.
30 December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
Gemma Campling realised she wanted to help animals in less privileged parts of the world even before she got to university Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015 by smoos
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund Read more »
Hunting remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased i
29 December 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In a first of its kind sensitization programme on Asiatic black bears, 14 youth from Shergaon – a small but important Read more »
29 December 2015 by Kerry Branon
Reflecting back on 2015, I am proud of all we have accomplished for animals this year. We have rescued puppies from a 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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