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IFAW Q&A with The Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Flocken

Walt Disney's live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records, and has been greeted with adoration b...

Sri Lankan Government Destroys Ivory Cache

Azzedine Downes | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Azzedine Downes

The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of the call is from a nation th...

The iPhone as a Weapon

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.15.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Political power no longer really flows from the barrel of a gun. Today, it flows from a video screen. Fortunately, you have one of the world's most powerful weapons in your pocket already. All you need to do is learn how to shoot (and edit).

Pangolins in Peril: The Most Illegally Trafficked Mammal (You've Never Heard of) Needs Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The pangolin's numbers are rapidly dwindling. An Endangered Species Act listing is an important and necessary step to end the U.S.'s role in declining pangolin populations and would set an example for the rest of the world. Until then, we remain complicit in this truly unique species' decline.

Crushing the Bloody Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.20.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

For a brief moment yesterday, Times Square stood still. Even the world's most famous cluster of dazzling super signs, towering over Broadway, could not compete with the simple message that on this day, we all stand for elephants.

Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant crisis.

Koalas Whose Paws Were Injured In Fires Have Plenty Of Mittens Now -- But Kangaroos Need Help

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News

We don't yet know how many koalas and other animals have been injured in the bushfires burning up parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wal...

Welcome "Threatened" Listing Would Help Protect African Lions From Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

This decision is a victory for lions -- until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act.

Carpe Medium

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is dedicated to protecting and saving animal species around the world. The lifeblood of IFAW, and organizations like them, is getting their message out to the public.

No Cheers for Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In this modern day and age, saying that we have to kill something in order to save it is just no longer acceptable. There are ways to help communities in Africa living among (and, sometimes in conflict with) wildlife, that does not necessitate killing the animals.

Killing for Conservation?

Kristin Bauer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Kristin Bauer

I've been sitting here watching the debate on if it is logical, humane or in any way helpful for Corey Knowlton of the Dallas Safari Club to have paid $350,000.00 to get to kill one of the last rhinos on Earth... for conservation. Yes, FOR conservation. I find this very surreal.

Melissa Bachman's Sport Killing of a Lion Sends the Wrong Message

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

With as few as 32,000 lions remaining in the wild, the once ubiquitous animals are rapidly disappearing from the African landscape.

Taking a Stand to Crush Elephant Poaching

Carter Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

Why the renewed concern, when elephants have been killed for their ivory for centuries? It's both because elephants are very near to being at the end of their rope and because nowadays, poaching is a far cry from being a poor man's means of feeding his family.

Seal Caught In Buoy Line Gets A Helping Hand

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Good News

We can't all be rescuing adorable sea creatures from fishing traps on the daily, but it warms our hearts to know that there are people out there who c...

Banding Together to Ban Trophy Hunting and Protect African Lion Livelihood

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.

Kathleen Miles

Massive Online Puppy Mill Industry Exposed | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of thousands of puppies that are raised in puppy mill conditions are advertised online each day, according to a report released by the nonpro...

Slowly But Surely, African Lions Roaming Closer to ESA Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Recently, African lions took one step closer to receiving much-needed protections from trophy hunters still eager to kill them despite their dwindling numbers. Of even greater importance is the fact that this announcement opens the door for everyone who loves big cats to take action.

WATCH: International Ivory Crackdown Nets Over 200 Arrests

Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

Thanks to Operation WORTHY, the illegal ivory trade was dealt a serious blow. In a campaign that spanned three months and 14 African countries, INTERP...

Tragic Losses in the Heart of Darkness

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Because the world's most imperiled species are sometimes found in the world's most dangerous places, the combustible mix of focused altruism and local desperation can collide and result in horrific tragedy.

A Horned Little 60-Pound Bundle of Hope for Rhinos in Sumatra

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The birth of this baby Sumatran rhino is hopefully just the first of more to come -- injecting new genes, new life, and new hope into a species that many feared might never see another calf born again.

Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That

Fred O'Regan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

In recent years, human threats to endangered right whales have increased, and given their fragile population status, the loss of even one of these marine mammals can have a massive impact on the fate of the species.

Within the Animal Welfare Movement, Reasons for Hope

Fred O'Regan | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

We know we can do better in terms of our treatment of animals. This year, there were some significant victories that give us reason to believe the change we are working for can happen.

A Much-Needed Win for the Polar Bears

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Thanks to a farsighted decision by a US federal judge, polar bears will continue to have protections from unnecessary killing by trophy-hungry American hunters.

The Future of Animal Welfare Depends on Keeping Our Kids' Eyes Wide Open

Fred O'Regan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.

On the Front Line in Africa to Save the Elephant

Fred O'Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team here in Tsavo working with th...