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Jul 25, 2015, 12:39 ET

IFAW Statement on the Federal Government's New Ivory Regulations

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the new ivory regulations issued by the federal...

Jul 15, 2015, 09:00 ET

Protection Sought for Pangolins, World's Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals

Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as "Endangered" under the U.S....

Jun 17, 2015, 15:00 ET

IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy

 Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In...

Jun 09, 2015, 10:20 ET

Rescues 2the Rescue: International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner to Save Dogs and Wildlife

 Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets,...

Jun 08, 2015, 08:02 ET

IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android

 On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Whale Alert app for...

May 28, 2015, 10:58 ET

New video provides evidence that 'Putin's tigers' are thriving in the wild

 This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian)...

May 28, 2015, 07:00 ET

New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free...

May 20, 2015, 07:45 ET

IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of...

May 07, 2015, 15:35 ET

SLASH: Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to Stop the Killing of Elephants, the World Trafficking of Ivory and Prevent the Early Extinction of Elephants

SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video "Beneath The...

May 05, 2015, 16:21 ET

IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake

The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver...

Apr 28, 2015, 11:47 ET

IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigslist

Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS; www.wcs.org), released their...

Apr 13, 2015, 10:00 ET

Independent experts slam Japan's new whaling plan and declare no more whales need to be killed for Antarctic research

An independent expert reviewi of Japan's new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further...

Mar 26, 2015, 18:03 ET

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows import permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia,...

Mar 25, 2015, 13:59 ET

Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting

While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:11 ET
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and William K. Kiprono, Acting Director General, Kenya Wildlife Service launch IFAW's innovative tenBoma project which aims to protect elephants from poachers.

tenBoma--from fighting terrorism to saving elephants

A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet...

Mar 05, 2015, 13:13 ET

IFAW statement on Ringling Brother's announcement to eliminate elephants from circus performances

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to Feld Entertainment's decision to eliminate...

Mar 03, 2015, 08:00 ET

IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

Training Africa's Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade

 Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their...

Feb 11, 2015, 09:14 ET

Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants

 Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the United...

Jan 30, 2015, 09:39 ET

IFAW Statement on Congress' Passage of Keystone XL Bill

 Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding...