News: Home

Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Read more »
24th May 2012 Michael Booth
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Read more »
Through foresight and communication, we can work together to rid the world of ra
24th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
The International Fund for Animal Welfare welcomed the announcement by the World Organisation for Animal Health, the OIE, Read more »
The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".
23rd May 2012 Robert Kless
It was no everyday place for a meeting: under spotlights stood bear, bison, red deer and wolf. The chairs were set out Read more »
A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife
22nd May 2012 Peter Pueschel
A thought came to me while I was powering up my PC this morning: This is just another day in your life. That may be so, but Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms ma
22nd May 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Some of the readers of this blog have commented on my evident enjoyment of my job. I’m glad it’s so obvious, and Read more »
Teaching a new, receptive generation the value of protecting wildlife
21st May 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
I love it when my six year old daughter sings this child’s song about a baby elephant in the forest holding on to its Read more »
Partnership with Dubai Customs: A local collaboration preventing wildlife crime
21st May 2012 Maha Oda
This week, Dubai Customs and International Fund for Animal Welfare in Dubai signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Read more »
Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting
21st May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
We frequently receive correspondence from International Fund for Animal Welfare supporters when they travel oversees and are Read more »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflic
19th February 2013 by
Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!
18th February 2013 by Dörte von der Reith
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that Read more »
The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15th February 2013 by Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
15th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to 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

"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - 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 »