News: Home

Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24 June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23 June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Ebay responds to “Click to Delete” report
23 June 2014 Isabel McCrea
Hi, Remember IFAW’s Click to Delete report from last month that showed a big increase in endangered wildlife products Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21 June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20 June 2014 Mackie Greene
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Not a good time to be a whale in the Oceania region
20 June 2014 Matt Collis
IFAW Oceania Marine Campaigns Manager, Matt Collis, rounds up recent whale news from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Read more »
Not “faux” - eBay’s continued efforts to help protect elephants
20 June 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Given the rampant poaching of African elephants for their tusks, and the large illegal ivory market, elephants haven’t Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19 June 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18 June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
11 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
1 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
27 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
Japanese Parliament has commercial whaling in its sight
21 June 2017
Further to reports that the Diet (Japanese Parliament) yesterday passed a bill which expresses the Government's desire to resume commercial whaling; IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), urges the Japanese Government to finally abandon Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016
by jhart@ifaw.org
Annual Report 2016 Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Invited guests cut the cake to mark IFAW EA 15th anniversary
20 March 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Planning and organizing IFAW’s 15th anniversary event felt like putting together a production to be viewed by more Read more »
20 March 2015 by rthompson@ifaw.org
(Sydney, 23 March 2015) A moratorium on seismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales Read more »
20 March 2015 by rthompson@ifaw.org
(20 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the announcement today by NSW Read more »
MMRR helping a stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphin.
19 March 2015 by Katie Moore
June 2016 Update: Despite earlier threats of lowering the amount, the Senate has restored the John H. Prescott Marine Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19 March 2015 by adintino
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of Read more »
Rescued bear cubs must learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, but for n
18 March 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
Getting to IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) is no mean feat. The London to Moscow leg of the journey was simple Read more »
Will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ul
18 March 2015 by Jason Bell
In December 2014, at the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Gaberone, a number of governments agreed to a series of urgent Read more »
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update
18 March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher Read more »
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all
18 March 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by 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

Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   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 »