News: Home

Image source: The Australian.
12th January 2012 Matt Collis
In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get Read more »
Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on Nature.com, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the Read more »
VIDEO: It’s not a question of animals or people
9th January 2012 Vivek Menon
As A Shawl to Die For, a documentary on Vimeo, amply shows, it’s possible to conserve wildlife while also helping Read more »
Warning: Wild animals do not make good pets
9th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Public health officers in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, are taking action against people who keep wild animals in their homes Read more »
This was becoming like chasing the Holy Grail.
6th January 2012 Lesley O'Donnell
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare first requested access to some European Commission documents little did we Read more »
The arrival of tiny calves catalyse huge changes in the social dynamics of famil
6th January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Recently, I met up with Steve Njumbi, Head of Programmes at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Steve was trained Read more »
New Duke University/IFAW study shows HARP SEALS ON THIN ICE
5th January 2012 Sheryl Fink
In recent years, the IFAW Seal Team has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on harp seal pups in Read more »
The IFAW Think Twice booth at Dubai International Airport
5th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
On December 25, 2011, the International Fund for Animal Welfare office, Ministry of Environment and Water, Dubai Airports Read more »
Reflections from demand reduction workshops
4th January 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Reflections from demand reduction workshops In late 2011, a series of workshops tackling specifically the rising demand in Read more »
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 »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
8th November 2005
Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is currently on a three-day official visit to Kenya and it is expected that his Government will follow-up on the proposal made late last year when the Kenyan President visited Thailand. “In January t Read more »
8th November 2005
IFAW and other marine conservationists worldwide criticized today’s move, which marks a sharp escalation in Japan’s whaling activities. Japan’s new, self-allocated whaling quota will double the number of whales it kills each year Read more »
1st November 2005
Whalers had been hunting since April, the earliest start to the whaling season since Norway resumed commercial whaling in 1993, but they did not manage to harpoon the full catch allowance of 796 set by the Norwegian Government. This was despite tw Read more »
25th October 2005
“While IFAW does not condone hunting we would welcome the adoption of measures that would help to stamp out the rampant abuses we know to take place in this industry,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (Internatio Read more »
20th October 2005
This admission was made during closing remarks yesterday by Senior Counsel for the zoos, Dr John Griffiths, when Administrative Appeals Tribunal President the Honourable Justice Downes asked him to explain why the elephants (intended for importati Read more »
13th October 2005
The four young Western Lowland gorillas were illegally captured in Cameroon and sent to the Taiping Zoo in Malaysia in 2002 using forged documentation. Following their confiscation by the Government of Malaysia, the gorillas were transferred to th Read more »
7th October 2005
The legal appeal, by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI), will begin on Tuesday (11 October). It is expected to last less than two working weeks. They are challenging a decision, Read more »
6th October 2005
The Federal Government has upheld its long-held policy banning trophy hunting of Australian native animals for export. Senator Campbell has today ruled (6 October) against a proposal by the Northern Territory Government to allow up to 25 crocodile Read more »
4th October 2005
Benetting is one of more than 5,000 companion animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, many of which are only now able to reunite with their owners who were displaced by the disaster. Pedro Garnica and his wife and son evacuated out of the hurricane 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Ewnetu Bilata, Director General of EWCA follows group discussions on one of the
3rd October 2012 by 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 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, massive floods engulfed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India for the second time in two months, inundating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Russian animal welfare fans celebrate the tiger
2nd October 2012 by Anna Fillipova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW leads a program for the protection of tigers in the world. In the Far East, Read more »
ATE reinforces wells with concrete to prevent small elephants getting stuck, but
2nd October 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
That famous African saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is very apt when we’re talking about Read more »
A rare sight on Cape Cod: a leatherback turtle strands
2nd October 2012 by Brian Sharp
It’s not often an endangered leatherback turtle strands itself on a beach in Massachusetts. In fact, according to Read more »
Poachers claim five rhinos in three days in Northeast India
2nd October 2012 by
Five rare rhinos have been brutally poached last week near Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Read more »
1st October 2012 by Azzedine Downes
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio Kicks Off IFAW’s Animal Action Week
1st October 2012 by
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today in Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
28th September 2012 by
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and 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 »