News: Home

The seal industry is in the worst shape ever; Canada has lost major internationa
15th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
Wildlife trade victims transported to Kasungu to prep for release to wild
15th March 2016 Amanda Harewood
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) has transported a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, Read more »
14th March 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Read more »
Exotic pet ownership, trade must stop in Middle East
11th March 2016 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Recently, social media erupted when someone captured on video a tiger roaming the streets of Doha, the capital of Qatar. @ Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10th March 2016 Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
9th March 2016 Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Today’s Congressional forum will feature thought leaders from the US government,
8th March 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
It has now been a year since the International Fund for Animal Welfare and partners launched tenBoma, the groundbreaking Read more »
Today’s Congressional forum will feature thought leaders from the US government,
8th March 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
It has now been a year since the International Fund for Animal Welfare and partners launched tenBoma, the groundbreaking Read more »
Kiki and her adoptive family, who had recently moved to Playa del Carmen and wan
7th March 2016 Erika Flores
Remember the mother dog who gave birth to 10 puppies last February? Kiki, as we named her, gave birth to her puppies on a Read more »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
South African Web Classifieds  “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders
16th July 2014
In what is being touted as a world first, all three of South Africa’s major online trading sites are adopting a joint advertising policy aimed at stamping out dubious online pet trade. Gumtree South Africa, Junk Mail and OLX, have announced an Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Legal Dog Racing Considered in South Africa
23rd June 2014
Greyhound racing is back on the agenda in South Africa, just three years after a Government led investigation decided to abandon proposals to reintroduce the activity. Last month, the Department of Trade and Industry tabled a new Draft National Gambl Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
State vets help CLAW project sterilise 50 dogs
18th May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare project in South Africa, has had challenges Read more »
16th May 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Read more »
DAD veterinarians are working alongside Accion Animal Ecuador to start vaccinati
13th May 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
Quiet is the most frightening sound after a disaster.  It means that rescue crews, victims’ loved ones, and Read more »
The injured, stressed and highly dehydrated calf was rescued in the hilly Amsorl
12th May 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A male Asian elephant calf, estimated to be just over a year old, had been wedged between rocks for 72 hours in the hilly Read more »
10th May 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Read more »
Smuggling cobras and other kinds of reptiles is common in Egypt, but trafficking
9th May 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
Last month, 60 cobras were confiscated in the Cairo airport after a customs officer detected suspicious movement while Read more »
Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online
9th May 2016 by adintino
Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6th May 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
In memoriam: Dr Saskia Karius
6th May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, 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 nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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 »