“The circus’s closure highlights changing public perceptions—consumers are increasingly rejecting entertainment options that rely on mistreatment of captive wildlife, and companies are recognizing that animal cruelty is simply bad business.”

Ringling Bros. circus announces closure, brings an end to its animal acts

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Over 100 children received gifts in one day! IFAW's CLAW clinic in South Africa offers not only animal welfare assistance, but the team takes an active interest the members of local community as well.

CLAW brings Christmas cheer to communities in need

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A gorgeous photo and an even greater theme - wildlife living harmoniously alongside humans in this place we all share.

A Majestic Leopard Accidentally Takes a Selfie in the Streets of Mumbai

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Poachers killed more tigers in the forests of India in 2016 than any year in the last 15. Where will consumerism lead us next?

As Chinese Luxury Market Grows, An Upsurge in Tiger Killings in India by Sharon Guynup: Yale Environment 360

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With so many incredible new followers, we thought we'd take a chance to say WELCOME and introduce who we are and what we do here at IFAW! Whether we're in the field, deployed to a disaster, or typing a simple Facebook post, we're always thinking of you. Thank you for sharing your hearts and home with us!
“A courageous, committed scientist, environmentalist and politician who strove for better conservation against all the odds.” Farewell Alexey Yablokov.

Remembering a Green Giant

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We're ecstatic to reach 40K followers on Instagram this morning! If you love us as much as we love you, come join us at instagram.com/action4ifaw

IFAW (@action4ifaw) • Instagram photos and videos

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Two new elephant calves - rescued in separate incidences - were just admitted to our IFAW - WTI rescue centre near Kaziranga National Park in India. This sweet two-week old girl and 8-month old boy will need our love!

Two new elephant calves, rescued and in our care!

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Pet cheetahs, tigers and lions have been seen as status symbols in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). No more, thanks to a new law:

New law in the UAE bans wild animals as pets

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A friendship is budding at our IFAW-supported PRNCO Tiger Center rehabilitation project in Russia! Social skills are crucial to the upbringing of these orphans... we look forward to sharing more of Vladik & Filippa's adventures as they grow!

Orphan tigers interacting at Russian rehab center

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Sadly, home tail docking still occurs on a regular basis in many of South Africa’s informal settlements. With the extent of his injury, and in visible pain, this puppy needed urgent medical attention.The family gets a stern and valuable lesson:

CLAW encounters tragic case of home tail docking

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A HUGE step forward in the fight against elephant poaching this week! After the announcement that China will shut down its ivory trade, the world erupted in celebration of what the ban could mean for declining elephant populations. Leo, Kristin, Heather, Matt, Slash and top publications - a recap here:

Media, celebrity reaction to China’s ivory ban

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In memory of Tilikum, IFAW will continue to protect marine mammals and their habitats around the world. #RIPTilikum [ G.ifaw.org Link ]
After a traumatic start, this 3-month old baby is finding his way. Come meet little Ghoramara!

Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating well

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Last week, the UAE government adopted a law prohibiting personal ownership of a long list of dangerous wild animals. The list includes big cats, hyenas, primates, bears, bats, wolves, zebras, giraffe, hippos, ostriches, vultures, crocodiles, snakes, spiders, scorpions and more. This is a huge win for animals, people and the environment!

Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals

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Remember Lulingu? She's the sweet baby gorilla rescued from an armed and dangerous group in the DRC. Since she was orphaned at such a young age, our partners at GRACE kept her under quarantine for five months. Apprehensive about her integrating with her (hopefully) new group, caregivers waited with bated breath to see how she'd fare... As you can tell from this photo, little Lulingu has a new...
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Orphan Lulingu integrating with gorillas at rescue center

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Remember Lulingu? She's the sweet baby gorilla rescued from an armed and dangerous group in the DRC. Since she was orphaned at such a young age, our partners at GRACE kept her under quarantine for five months. Apprehensive about her integrating with her (hopefully) new group, caregivers waited with bated breath to see how she'd fare... As you can tell from this photo, little Lulingu has a new...
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Orphan Lulingu integrating with gorillas at rescue center

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In 1985, there were thought to be more than 151,000 giraffes in Africa; as of 2015, it is estimated that only 97,500 remain. Because giraffes cannot speak for themselves, IFAW and our partners will be working to stop this “silent extinction.” Look for ways that YOU can help support us in these efforts in the near future: [ G.ifaw.org Link ]
Now on video! Incredible, record-breaking rescue of 10 stranded Risso's dolphins on New Years Day! Just how many IFAW responders and volunteers does it take to carry one of these enormous dolphins more than 800 meters? Read the full details: [ G.ifaw.org Link ]
The basic principle of our work at IFAW is to create a world in which animals are respected and protected. Enabling people to care for their pets is an important step towards that world. More on our work in Berlin: busy days make for a hopeful future.

A hectic year at the IFAW veterinary practice in Berlin

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