News: Home

IFAW ranger presents typical wire snare used by poachers.
10th October 2012 Robert Kless
The wheels of the all-terrain vehicle plough through the gravel of the riverbed. Fountains of water spray high, the banks Read more »
The workshop participants.
9th October 2012 Kelvin Alie
I have just returned from Ethiopia where the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up with the Ethiopian Wildlife Read more »
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the
9th October 2012 Maha Oda
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), Read more »
Von der Aussichtsplatform hat man einen guten Blick in die Auswilderungsstation
9th October 2012 Robert Kless
I am standing on a viewing platform, inside a camouflaged hide. I am not moving. I hardly dare to breathe. Extreme stillness Read more »
Calling for the conservation of sharks in the Arabian region
8th October 2012 Maha Oda
Some Shark species are in danger and face the threat of extinction because of they are being killed for their fins. Shark Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli elephant adoption drama update
5th October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Back in August, we were amazed by Elfrida’s adoption of a female calf, who just appeared with the family. Over the Read more »
On World Animal Day, we need strong proposals for wildlife protection at CITES
4th October 2012 Paul Todd
Proposals for items to be taken up by the 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the Read more »
Ewnetu Bilata, Director General of EWCA follows group discussions on one of the
3rd October 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
More than 30 Ethiopian law enforcement officials recently assembled for a five-day training workshop on the ways and means Read more »
Elephant calf rescued from Kanchanjuri.
3rd October 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, massive floods engulfed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India for the second time in two months, inundating Read more »
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 »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
21st July 2008
“Two iconic species in our region face unprecedented threats: whales and commercial fishermen,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Director.  “We hope the new technology developed through this initiative will ben Read more »
17th July 2008
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org ) and local group SOCOBIOMA (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), led a coalition of NGOs tasked with this oiled wildlife response in South America. All animal Read more »
16th July 2008
The bears, hand-reared at the CBRC, were undergoing acclimatisation in the wild at Upper Dikarai since September last year.  Following the soft-release protocol known as "assisted release", the bears were taken for daily walks in the wild ass Read more »
16th July 2008
Significant amounts of ivory in these stocks to be exported from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, have been collected through culling, which is defined as killing as a means to address population control, and also natural deaths. Howe Read more »
14th July 2008
"The long term goal of this pilot project is to help develop standards and protocols for grizzly bear rehabilitation that can be replicated in other provinces, territories and possibly states", said IFAW campaigner Kim Elmslie, "This project can r Read more »
14th July 2008
"The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "Canadians simply do not approve of the federal government continuing to waste their hard-earned tax dollars on the commercial seal hunt." When asked t Read more »
10th July 2008
"This rescue operation could not have been completed without the help of each individual on the ground representing these four organizations, as well as local law enforcement, the state department of agriculture and emergency responders who worked Read more »
7th July 2008
IFAW staff visiting markets in Beijing have discovered many souvenirs made from rare wild animals, including ivory carvings, musical instruments covered in reptile skin and traditional Chinese medicines containing endangered species.  These w Read more »
27th June 2008
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), American Humane Association (www.americanhumane.org), Farm Sanctuary (www.farmsanctuary.org) and Animal Rescue League of Boston (www.arlboston.org) landed in Illinois one week ag 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 »
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 »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
A bubble curtain helps to reduce the noise of pile driving.
11th April 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9th April 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013 by
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for Read more »
 The headquarters of IMO are in London, south of the river Thames overlooking th
8th April 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Underwater noise pollution from ships poses a serious threat to whales and dolphins. So it's great that the Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8th April 2013 by Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
8th April 2013 by Dr. Ian Robinson
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Read more »
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters
8th April 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus 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 »