Beginning last week, Kenya Wildlife Service - in collaboration with IFAW and other key partners - is conducting an aerial census of elephants and large mammals in the Tsavo Conservation Area and Mkomazi (Tanzania bordering Kenya) region. Ten aircraft and a team of pilots, observers, data collectors and ground teams are engaging in a coordinated exercise and documentation process across the...
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"Above all, what gets me up in the morning is the passion I have for animals and knowing that I am responsible for making another life happy and healthy."

Treating animals at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic
A new study shows forest elephants in Central Africa are facing a devastating decline in numbers. This loss, unforeseen by experts, is considered a huge setback for the preservation of the species.

Forest elephants decline in critical sanctuary
We're pleased to share that our domestic violence project in the Netherlands received an incredible award this past week!. The award is presented every year on Valentine's Day to a project that is unique and stands up for animals. The Hague is very impressed by the project and celebrates its connection between animals and people. More on the project below:

Dutch domestic violence project partners with Amsterdam shelter
Celebrating World Pangolin Day today! [ Link ]
Today is #WorldPangolinDay! Feel free to share our fun-fact video with someone who loves pangolins as much as you do! [ Link ]
Happy #WorldPangolinDay Eve, friends! How do you plan to celebrate these incredible animals tomorrow? You can start by reading up on them! (photo © S. Hurd)

Celebrate 6th annual World Pangolin Day
Our recent elephant collaring project with Kenya Wildlife Service airs on CNN's "Inside Africa" starting today - tune in! [ Link ]
Wild tortoises, birds and other exotic animals are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard ferries from Tunisia to various European ports.

Rescuing turtles in the trade from Tunisia to Europe
Pangolins make today's Google Doodle! Just one day before Valentine's, and 5 days before World Pangolin Day!
We're happy to announce that a task initiated in 2005 in India has yielded a conservation milestone to celebrate!

India celebrates the securement of a new elephant corridor today!
In the field of wildlife rehabilitation, we are always learning from each other and from the individual animal lives we save. We’re delighted to share the work of Zimbabwe Elephant Nursey (ZEN) on our blog today! --> [ Link ]
An awe-inspiring visit to new IFAW partners, Zimbabwe Elephant Nursey (ZEN), with board members James Costa and Gregory Mertz, IFAW CEO Azzedine T. Downes and ZEN founder Roxy Danckwerts! [ Link ]
Meet our friends at Zimbabwe Elephant Nursey (ZEN)—the latest project IFAW is supporting! By telling the stories of these and other individual animals with you, our goal is to ensure “there is a place for all of us - humans and wildlife - in a shared future.”

Zimbabwe elephants receive second chance
Do you remember Spirit? She was skinny, weak and had a terrible wound on her back when we first met her. Her before-and-after image went viral on Instagram: We are ecstatic to report that she has finally found her forever family after two years of patience. Congratulations, Spirit!

Bali dog Spirit finally has a loving home
Stay tuned for more on these sweet babies! [ Link ]
Almost a year ago, Kenya Wildlife Service rangers were condemned for shooting and killing a lion who had wandered outside of Nairobi National Park. After reaching out to IFAW and explaining their situation, we were able to outfit them with six satellite collars, and 18 camera traps for real time tracking and monitoring. The first successful collaring took place last month!

Monitoring lions of Nairobi National Park with collars
IFAW-GAAP is still on the ground rescuing animals injured in the Chile wildfires. Just this week, a young cold was brought in who was visibly attached to one of the mares. Teams assumed this was his mother and were saddened to learn that his mother had actually died in the fires; he just needed comfort. Each day brings with it stories like this. You can help our teams in the field all over the...
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IFAW-GAAP rescues horses in Chile Wildfires
A global phenomenon that occurs most often in New Zealand, Australia and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. IFAW and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration partner up!

Are Solar Storms Causing Mysterious Sea Animal Beachings?
Traveling soon? IFAW's Kerry Branon recently joined The New York Times - Travel Show panel to discuss ethical tourism. Check out her tips and learn how YOU can make a positive difference when you travel.

Beyond the selfie: responsible tourism in today’s world