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29 August 2017 Shannon Walajtys
In the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey, our Disaster Response team has rushed into the field to provide animal search Read more »
capuchin monkey confiscated from Venezuela poachers
28 August 2017 Tracy Bain
Moscow: A Russian citizen arrived from Indonesia with a suitcase full to the brim with 108 exotic animals. Her luggage Read more »
Patagonia pumas finally reach their new home
25 August 2017 Meredith Whitney
The early morning rain fell softly as our team pulled into Miami International Airport’s cargo hold. After a little Read more »
gaju, inflatable mascot of Gaj Yatra
23 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Come October, a road show aimed at raising awareness about the shrinking space for India’s wild elephants and the Read more »
gyrfalcon raptor release in russia with ifaw
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has released fifteen rare falcons back to the wild in Russia. The falcons Read more »
orphan elephant at zambia orphanage
21 August 2017
Mkaliva, a young female elephant found orphaned in the Kavalamanja area of South Luangwa, was rescued on August 8, 2017 by Read more »
17 August 2017 Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 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 »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
13 January 2016
 © PROO “Tiger”   Are we looking at the next Zolushka, who recently proved that rehabilitated Watch Video »
12 January 2016
Shortly after law enforcement expert Tim Harrison joined the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Capitol Hill for a Watch Video »
1 January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24 December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23 December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
27 December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22 December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
14 December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10 December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong SAR of China coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pang Read more »
Minke whaling season begins in Iceland
26 May 2017
Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each y Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife
16 May 2017
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) host workshop with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sensitize key judicial officials on the nature and extent of wildlife crimes in the country. The Uganda Wildlife Read more »
Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed.
8 May 2017
Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount of scales is said to represent roughly 1,400 pangolins being ki Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
28 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
by jjones
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
Please join us in making sure that the MMPA remains an essential bedrock environ
31 October 2017 by CT Harry
Well, Congress is back at it again with another attempt to put industry demands ahead of protecting wildlife. Unfortunately Read more »
Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 by Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 by Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017 by adintino
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017 by adintino
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for Read more »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
25 October 2017 by adintino
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today ( Read more »
IFAW's Senior VP, Lt Faye Cuevas on the ground in Kenya
24 October 2017 by Kerry Branon
This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB Read more »
Imperial amazon parrot
20 October 2017 by adintino
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The Read more »

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