News: Home

The vulture was released at an awareness programme from the village where it was
20th February 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A Himalayan Griffon vulture literally came back from the dead to live a new life in the wild, thanks to the Read more »
Chamilandu, an eight year old orphan elephant cared for at the Kafue Release Fac
19th February 2015 Sarah Davies
Chamilandu – or Chamma – an eight-year-old elephant orphan raised nearly her entire life at the Elephant Read more »
IFAW is vaccinating and treating cattle against the common diseases that wet con
18th February 2015 Christina Pretorius
Last month raging floods hit Malawi, a small country in southern Africa. They have been described to us as the worst in Read more »
17th February 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Read more »
13th February 2015 Anna Filippova
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Read more »
13th February 2015 Azzedine Downes
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Read more »
Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Read more »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Elephants on Safari in the Western Cape
19th May 2014
Elephants are on safari in the Western Cape with four elephant calves taken from their wild herds last year in contravention of South Africa’s strict national guidelines on elephant management, being moved to the province’s most notorious Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns,
4th March 2015 by James Isiche
Traces of ashes of now three historic ivory burns will be forever mixed with the ancient soil at Nairobi National Park Read more »
For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place
4th March 2015 by Patrick Ramage
I’m keyed up, almost giddy, despite a dozen hours in an economy class seat from LAX. I’ve just landed back at Read more »
Wonderful Juliette, a nice young Armenian customs officer volunteered to manage
Recently, about 40 people including participants from Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, and Read more »
4th March 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 by Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015 by
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark 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

Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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 »