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Tafika and Chamma reunite
27 October 2015 Rachael Murton
On October 25, Game Rangers International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, its partner at the Zambia Elephant Read more »
If you’re a Washington voter, we urge you to vote YES on I-1401!
26 October 2015 Peter LaFontaine
From now until Election Day, November 3rd, Washington State voters will have the chance to support an important measure that Read more »
23 October 2015 Dörte von der Reith
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Read more »
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the Inte
23 October 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male elephant calves, both under three months old, were admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Read more »
22 October 2015 Janice Hannah
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Read more »
Animal Action Award winners
21 October 2015 Philip Mansbridge
As someone who has loved animals since as long as I could walk, I realise how lucky I am to be working within the animal Read more »
A bear named Pueschel was released after he came to OBRC from an animal shelter,
As of now, 11 bear cubs out of the original 16 brought to the Orphan Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) have been released. In the Read more »
Dogs from a shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
19 October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the first in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Children from different schools of the city participated in the interactive talk
19 October 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) organised various fun-filled 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 »
Karbi, Ghajini, Dhemaji
20 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 »
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 »
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 »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29 April 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache
28 April 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda Read more »
CERCOPAN has provided safe haven and rehabilitation for monkeys.
27 April 2016 by Meredith Whitney
“Pyow! Pyow! Hack, hack, hack!” That’s the call of the Putty-Nosed Guenon, a West African monkey. Loosely Read more »
Philippines Vet Corps joins our regional disaster response network
27 April 2016 by Jennifer Gardner
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Disaster Response team proudly welcomes the Armed Forces of the Read more »
Participants role play as customs officials and passengers at a fictitious airpo
26 April 2016 by Jacqueline Nyagah
During a training held in Entebbe, Uganda, facilitators and participants took part in a practical exercise where Read more »
Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies
26 April 2016 by Azzedine Downes
This week’s Giants Club Summit and the weekend’s historic ivory burn in Kenya will be monumental exhibits of Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26 April 2016 by adintino
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland Read more »
Share Your Passion for Wildlife this Earth Day
22 April 2016 by Nancy Barr
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” ( Read more »
Helping from a dstance: What to do if you encounter a stranded dolphin
22 April 2016 by Kristen Patchett
It can be startling and upsetting to see a seal or dolphin in distress. It is only natural to want to help. However, well- Read more »

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