News: Home

A koala survivor of a Salt Ash bushfire.
18th October 2013 Josey Sharrad
Fire season has come early and angrily to NSW. There are currently still fires raging across the state, with soaring Read more »
Percy the penguin’s perilous story
18th October 2013 Isabel McCrea
Decision makers from around the world are coming together to decide the fate of two uniquely important areas of Antarctica Read more »
16th October 2013 Hanna Lentz
In this brief narrated slideshow, International Fund for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Program officer, Hanna Lentz, Read more »
As September drew to an end, so did whaling in Iceland, but for how long?
14th October 2013 Robbie Marsland
There are two types of whaling in Iceland. These days, minke whaling is carried out primarily by one vessel, Hrafnreyður Read more »
INTERPOL Environmental Crime Unit: the stage is set to stem the wildlife crime t
11th October 2013 David Higgins
The July 23rd, 2013 seizure of rhino horn in the Czech Republic en route to China is just one unfortunate example in the Read more »
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers
10th October 2013 Katie Moore
As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus. Getting all of the Read more »
A whale-sized in-tray for the new Australian Government
9th October 2013 Matt Collis
As the new Environment Minister, Greg Hunt MP, settles into his office, many of you have been asking what the new government Read more »
8th October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 Anna Filippova
[View the story "6 Russian western gray whale posts you may have missed" on Storify] Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
26th June 2015
(Sydney, 26 June, 2015)  On National Whale Day, new polling by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) reveals only 17 percent of Australians believe the Abbott Government is doing enough to prevent the return of Japanese whaling in the Read more »
25th June 2015
(Sydney, 25 June, 2015) A petition signed by over 17,000 concerned citizens was presented to the NSW Parliament today, urging the State government to find an alternative koala-friendly route for the Pacific Highway upgrade from Broadwater to Ballina. Read more »
International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling
19th June 2015
In the latest blow to Japan’s hopes to start whaling again, scientists from the majority of countries represented on the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee have stated Japan does not need to kill whales for Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
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
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
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
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
Two things to remember as the World Court rules on Japan’s whaling
30th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I check my iPhone during my layover at Heathrow Airport en route to the Netherlands. The media coverage has already started Read more »
27th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Read more »
Court to decide whales’ fate, let’s makes sure Prime Minister Abbott has somethi
26th March 2014 by Matt Collis
In just a few day’s time, the International Court of Justice will deliver its long-awaited verdict on Australia Read more »
How tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’
25th March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
In the evening, after 6 pm, all the tigers come out as if at a command. Kuzya lies down on a hill top or in a clearing. Read more »
Spotlight India: A lifestyle of hunting and trapping and its conflict with tiger
24th March 2014 by Kelvin Alie
The following was written by Wildlife Trust of India’s Jose Louies, recounting my recent visit to Central India where Read more »
24th March 2014 by
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014 by
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death Read more »
© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
20th March 2014 by
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 by Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale 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 »