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Sep 28, 2017, 18:13 ET IFAW Working to Reunite Animals with Families Affected by Hurricanes in Caribbean

The US Virgin Island of St. John has been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria over the past weeks. Trees are uprooted, houses destroyed, and...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:52 ET Disaster Response team deploys to assess wildlife and community needs in Irma aftermath

After the island of Barbuda was left almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma's winds and rain, the International Fund for Animal Welfare...


Aug 28, 2017, 23:16 ET IFAW Statement: Disaster Response team deploys to rescue animals affected by Hurricane Harvey

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team was activated by partner Code 3 Associates to support the Houston...


Aug 25, 2017, 09:36 ET Two pumas rescued from Argentina zoo find sanctuary in U.S.

Early in the morning on August 23, 2017, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) and Forest Animal Rescue...


Aug 24, 2017, 11:21 ET IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade

With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the...


Aug 17, 2017, 09:13 ET Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world

Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Bare Tree...


Aug 16, 2017, 13:52 ET South Africa's rhino auction - selling a bloody harvest for profit

Experts say South Africa's first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of...


Aug 11, 2017, 09:00 ET Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day

On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature's biggest land animal, the elephant. "On this World...


Aug 10, 2017, 10:16 ET Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths

Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and...


Jun 28, 2017, 08:00 ET IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice...


Jun 08, 2017, 08:00 ET Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts

Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales...


Jun 07, 2017, 13:31 ET Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President

Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) effective...


May 02, 2017, 10:12 ET Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia

On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She...


Apr 20, 2017, 10:50 ET IFAW: Africa's Protected Areas Have Just A Quarter Of The Elephants They Should

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73...


Apr 19, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes

In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes' vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish...


Apr 15, 2017, 11:37 ET Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay

On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale...


Apr 04, 2017, 08:00 ET Experts agree Japan's 'scientific' whaling is not justified

Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill...


Mar 29, 2017, 16:58 ET IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops

By week's end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial...


Mar 28, 2017, 17:34 ET IFAW statement on Trump's catastrophic new climate plan

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to President...


Mar 21, 2017, 20:48 ET IFAW Statement on S.J. Res. 18: Congress "intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife"

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


Mar 16, 2017, 09:54 ET International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people

International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can...


Mar 03, 2017, 07:00 ET Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day

Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally...


Feb 24, 2017, 11:02 ET Shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales

The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by...


Feb 16, 2017, 11:09 ET IFAW: Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world's most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While...


Feb 14, 2017, 19:38 ET Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant rescue

Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa's home last week to...