News: Home

Almost 700 tusks were seized in Malayasia.
12th September 2011 Adrian Hiel
More often than not, we are left with only anecdotal evidence; stories and accounts which once combined, can still give us Read more »
Elephant families in Amboseli.
9th September 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
9th September 2011 Fred O'Regan
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
Ivory poaching has gone high-tech.
7th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
My parents were sadly part of the significant minority who believed that you could get ivory without hurting the elephant Read more »
7th September 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
I applaud the decision by Hong Kong Ocean Park not to acquire Beluga whales from the wild. The Park’s decision is Read more »
IFAW provides aid to animals in Tripoli.
7th September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
Despite the incredible challenges surrounding relief efforts in Libya at the moment, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
IFAW volunteers filmed hounds pursuing a fox.
6th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
The BBC has just reported that a volunteer IFAW hunt monitor filmed a fox being pursued by hounds on a railway track. Sadly Read more »
1st September 2011 Jason Bell
From where I sit in Cape Town as the Director of IFAW’s Southern Africa operations and as the Elephant Programme Read more »
Animals in Tripoli zoo are suffering for lack of water.
1st September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE: 9.6.11 Hi all - There is an update on the situation by way of press release here. From the release: "The 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 »
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 »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill 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 »
15th October 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Read more »
Gaju the big blue elephant causes a sensation at the station
13th October 2012 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An amazing sight greeted hundreds of spectators at platform no. 10 of Secunderabad railway station in the southern Indian Read more »
Left to right, Sultan Al-Elwan, Dr. Ralf Sonntag and Dr. Elsa Nickel. IMAGE: Ahm
12th October 2012 by Maha Oda
Delegates were excited and enthusiastic to start the day three of the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop and to put ideas Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012 by adintino
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012 by adintino
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Read more »
A new veterinary report supports the EU decision to ban the importat
11th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
A study recently published in the journal Marine Policy confirms what the International Fund for Animal Welfare and others Read more »
IFAW ranger presents typical wire snare used by poachers.
10th October 2012 by 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 by 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 by Maha Oda
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), 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 »