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Apr 13, 2016, 09:49 ET Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Center

Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) welcomed...


Mar 23, 2016, 17:01 ET IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory

 Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in...


Mar 15, 2016, 16:46 ET African Elephants Move One Step Closer to Endangered Listing under US Law

In a positive response to a scientific petition submitted last year by animal protection groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said increased...


Mar 15, 2016, 13:04 ET Pangolins, the World's Most Trafficked Mammals, Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

 Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today said Endangered Species Act protections...


Mar 03, 2016, 16:00 ET New Report Reveals Thriving Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii

The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States' major markets for ivory,...


Mar 03, 2016, 11:09 ET IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement

 Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: "Today...


Jan 27, 2016, 15:56 ET IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as 'Animal Guardian' in Rodale 100 list

  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an "Animal Guardian" in...


Jan 26, 2016, 10:15 ET IFAW: Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks

 Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was...


Dec 09, 2015, 13:38 ET First ever: rehabilitated Siberian tiger gives birth to cubs in the wild

 Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing...


Dec 01, 2015, 13:36 ET IFAW: Japan's whaling fleet leaves today on hunt for 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet left the harbor this morning on a mission to kill 333 minke whales in the name of science despite an International Court of...


Oct 26, 2015, 10:00 ET Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary 'Huntwatch' premiering at DOC NYC

 Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the...


Oct 16, 2015, 15:04 ET IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing

Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in...


Sep 25, 2015, 16:04 ET IFAW: China announces domestic ivory trade ban

The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two...


Sep 08, 2015, 11:20 ET EU Parliament takes last step to ensure WTO compliance of EU seal products ban

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today's EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal...


Aug 27, 2015, 10:05 ET To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills

Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for...


Jul 31, 2015, 15:44 ET IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act

Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the...


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...