News: Home

23rd March 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
The baby Asian elephant born at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s project site in Pu’er, Yunnan Read more »
22nd March 2011 Fred O'Regan
This is the one truly pristine ecosystem sufficient to accommodate significant herds of elephants and other large mammals. Read more »
22nd March 2011 Michael Booth
This post was filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare program communications officer Michael Booth who received Read more »
18th March 2011 Fred O'Regan
I can only describe Day Two of my participation in the collaring of elephants for satellite tracking as transformative. I Read more »
16th March 2011 Jason Bell
Firstly, I think it is worth reminding ourselves of the enormous ecological footprint that we as humans have and the impact Read more »
15th March 2011 Fred O'Regan
With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare team here in Read more »
15th March 2011 Michael Booth
Editor's note: We've received an update on the two clouded leopard cubs, unfortunately their mother never returned. Read more »
The ban is a great news not only for bears but for us as humans. Russian officials managed to overcome so called centuries Read more »
11th March 2011 Patrick Ramage
I sat at a conference table high in the sleek glass Kasumigaseki office building overlooking Nagata-cho (Japan's Read more »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare ( launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
25th August 2012 by adintino
American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her Read more »
Marti on a Bali beach.
24th August 2012 by Kati Loeffler
This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali. The dog’s Read more »
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project
22nd August 2012 by Elena Zharkova
When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged Read more »
In China, protecting animals beyond borders
21st August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, Read more »
Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized
21st August 2012 by Maha Oda
The growing regional demand for having wild and exotic animals as pets fuels illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East. 886 Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
15th August 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Read more »
It's official in the UAE: no more wild animal imports
14th August 2012 by Maha Oda
The United Arab of Emirates’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has announced a new regulation on importing Read more »
Partner spotlight: In Bali, two men show great courage protecting an abused dog
14th August 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this 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

Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- 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 »