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A coyote walks along the beach.
31 March 2019 Mark Hofberg
A coyote walks on a beach in Cape Cod, MA. © Andrea Spence Every day, thousands of wild animals are killed Read more »
A young harp seal on the ice in Canada.
28 March 2019 Sheryl Fink
  For over 20 years, the month of March has been synonymous with the Canadian commercial seal hunt for me. For the Read more »
A wolf stares down from a hill. Photo: © Kerry Boytell
27 March 2019 Mark Hofberg
A wolf stares down from a hill. Photo: © Kerry Boytell Gray wolves, one of the North America’s most iconic Read more »
Nania on the road back to the wild
The air was cold and the sky still dark when I arrived at the Deux-Balé management unit in Boromo. It was 4:45 AM, Read more »
Celebrating Life Below Water: An Insider’s Look at World Wildlife Day 2019
14 March 2019 Kaila Ferrari
People all around the world feel a strong affinity for the ocean – and for good reasons. Not only does the ocean Read more »
One of Kenya’s first all-female ranger units, team Lioness protects 150,000 acre
6 March 2019 Erin Powell
One of Kenya’s first all-female ranger units, team Lioness protects 150,000 acres of community lands shared by both Read more »
A dog stands in front of a newly delivered doghouse
22 February 2019 Janice Hannah
  By Jan Hannah and Andreas Krebs   A self-proclaimed dog lover, Dana is a Lands and Resources Technician at the Read more »
The ZEN Project: Making a difference for individual animals, wildlife population
12 February 2019 Jimmiel Mandima
Nestled between national parks and elephant migration paths, Panda Masuie Forest Reserve was originally a lush landscape Read more »
24 January 2019 Kaylyn Beck
Approximately 800,000 federal employees and federal contractors have been affected by the longest government shutdown in U. 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 »
IFAW Applauds the Introduction of the SAVE Right Whales Act of 2019, Calling for
7 March 2019
Washington, DC – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) applauds the reintroduction of the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act of 2019. Championed by Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA), Raú Read more »
TUI Care Foundation & IFAW partner to prevent elephant poaching in Kenya through
19 February 2019
With support from TUI Care Foundation, IFAW applies new technology and intelligence gathering strategies to protect elephant populations in Tsavo Conservation Area Working closely with Kenya Wildlife Service and local communities, the  Read more »
22 January 2019
  IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is hosting a 2019 global art contest in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flor Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, Read more »
Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t
21 September 2018
One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban. Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US 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 »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13 March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
West Virginia on its way toward becoming less wild, more wonderful
12 March 2014 by Tracy Coppola
UPDATED 3.26.14: Great news! The bill was signed into law on March 21!   West Virginia may be on its way toward ending Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12 March 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats
12 March 2014 by adintino
New York State Assembly member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced  bill A.9004, initiated by the Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12 March 2014 by adintino
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) Read more »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11 March 2014 by jcbouvier
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Why the declawing of big cats needs to stop now
11 March 2014 by Kelly Donithan
Research shows that newly declawed cats shift their body weight backward onto the large central pad of the front feet and Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10 March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10 March 2014 by adintino
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut Read more »

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