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4 April 2013 Jason Bell
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Read more »
Twiggy, feeling better.
3 April 2013 Janice Hannah
Twiggy finally made it south after I spent almost two months working out logistics.  Twiggy is a young, female yellow Read more »
What a difference a couple of months make: "Tika"  in March 2013. Photo IFAW-NLW
2 April 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
Little Tika, the grizzly bear cub rescued by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner Northern Lights Wildlife Read more »
Jamais sans mon chien
2 April 2013 Charlotte Nivelet
The CAIR project: is an information centre designed to welcome cats and dogs and their homeless owners who live in Reims. Read more »
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Read more »
The new mobile veterinary unit and staff for Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 April 2013 Hanna Lentz
In the fall of 2010, Project Managers Joaquin de la Torre and Erika Flores were driving through Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Read more »
Detroits' tiger cub photo represents the opposite of hope for big cats
1 April 2013 Tracy Coppola
UPDATE: Since this posting, the Detroit Tigers organization has taken these photos down from its website and Read more »
Tinku in a remote area of Manas National Park in Assam, India.
29 March 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
Just a few days after we saw a photo of a tiger we released back in 2011, we received another bit of exciting news from Read more »
Photo courtesy of ASPCA.
29 March 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
Here’s a post from one of our brave field responders sharing her thoughts after working on a night raid to rescue 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 »
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane
7 April 2014 by Adrian Hiel
Little Belgium is making big waves with their decision to destroy their entire ivory stockpile. The final weight of the Read more »
7 April 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Read more »
Press Statement
3 April 2014 by adintino
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3 April 2014 by adintino
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
2 April 2014 by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss Read more »
Southern Californians “Found a Way”
2 April 2014 by Alexandra Denman
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here to visit the Flickr set. ~~~ As the waves lap the shores of Santa Monica Read more »
Obama Administration lets Iceland know the tides are turning for whales
2 April 2014 by Beth Allgood
On the heels of an unbelievable victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this past Monday, which saw a panel of Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2 April 2014 by adintino
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales Read more »
Victory for whales at the International Court of Justice
1 April 2014 by Vassili Papastavrou
It was a hugely ambitious decision by the government of Australia to take Japan to the International Court of Justice over Read more »

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