News: Home

Ruby in hospital in early February. c. IFAW/L. Cant-Haylett
29th March 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Any dog or cat living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town can count itself extremely lucky if it finds itself at the Mdzananda Animal Read more »
28th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence
27th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
So many of us know and have experienced the close bond that exists between people and their animal companions.  Such a Read more »
POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland
27th March 2012 Patrick Ramage
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil’ Read more »
UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26th March 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
Remembering a friend, photographer Jon Hrusa
23rd March 2012 Patrick Ramage
I didn’t know him well.  I hadn’t seen him for a long while.  But I liked him, a lot, and he taught me Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22nd March 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
29th March 2007
Even the death of thousands of newborn pups in the Gulf of Saint-Laurent due to global warming has not prompted the Canadian authorities to cancel the hunt as recommended by the experts. In this particular respect, Canada's attitude can be qualifi Read more »
29th March 2007
In recent years, the government has set the yearly TAC around 300,000 animals, a number well above the sustainable levels estimated by its own scientists. This year, despite poor ice conditions that could result in 100% natural seal pup mortality, Read more »
27th March 2007
“The conditions this year are disastrous. I’ve surveyed this region for six years and I haven’t seen anything like this.“ said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.  “There is wide open water and almost no s Read more »
14th March 2007
According to the latest reports from scientific agencies in Canada, ice conditions on Canada’s east coast are shaping up to be among the worst on record. Current ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence appear to be worse than in 2002, whe Read more »
8th March 2007
Recommendations contained in the Draft National Norms and Standards for Elephant Management released on Friday, 2nd March, include stopping the capture from the wild of anything other than genuine orphan elephant calves. The taking of juvenile ele Read more »
7th March 2007
In response to this disaster, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and CARE (Center for Animal Rescue and Education) have mobilized a team to rescue domestic animals that were left homeless and abandoned and to provide basic Read more »
7th March 2007
In making the announcement, South Africa’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, said that his department would commit an initial five million rand ($675,000 or 514,000 Euros) to explore science-based options for the Read more »
28th February 2007
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) said the announcement today by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, that his department would commit an initial R5-million to an elephant research projec Read more »
28th February 2007
"IFAW will continue to oppose the Government of Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary and its international efforts to expand commercial whaling, but our thoughts and prayers at this time are also with Kazutaka Makita, the cre Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012 by
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012 by
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
26th November 2012 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 by Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012 by
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
16th November 2012 by
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012 by
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a Read more »

Media Contact

IFAW experts are available for comment on a wide array of animal welfare topics both as a general resource and for media interviews.
Contact IFAW Experts

 

In the news

"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

Image libraries

Image library

IFAW maintains a growing archive of thousands of hours of broadcast-quality video footage and digital photographs as well as corporate logos.                    Visit our library »

Creative commons images

We have made some of our most requested animal photos available for download in IFAW’s Creative Commons image set. You are free to download, reproduce, distribute or display them within the terms of the Creative Commons license.
See the images and license »