News: Home

CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
5 January 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Read more »
Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals
Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals. #UAE penalizes possession Read more »
New Year’s Day breaks dolphin rescue record
4 January 2017 Kristen Patchett
New Year’s has started off with a bang: the largest stranding of Risso’s dolphins in the International Fund Read more »
Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating we
4 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A three-month-old male elephant calf rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW- Read more »
A recent patient at Berliner Tiertafel e. V., an important community center for
2 January 2017 Dörte von der Reith
This year again was a very busy one in our veterinary practice at Berliner Tiertafel e. V. Veterinarian Janine Bräuer Read more »
Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants
30 December 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red Read more »
29 December 2016 Erica Martin
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Read more »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20 November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19 November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18 November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18 November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
14 November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
13 November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18 May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18 May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14 May 2015
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns. The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
13 May 2015
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts. “It is about t Read more »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13 May 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015. IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
(L-R: Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, SLASH, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz)
7 May 2015
Tweet it: @Slash releases new song “Beneath The Savage Sun” (HERE) to benefit @action4IFAW. SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video “B Read more »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5 May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5 May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem 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 »
Animal Action Education has reached 5 million children worldwide on the power of
6 March 2017 by Julie Matondo
I have a very vivid memory of the day my literature professor settled the fundamental question of the difference between Read more »
(From l-r) The author, IFAW Supporter Development Representative Ronelle Peterse
3 March 2017 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
When I was 12 years old, I wanted to put my compassion and love for animals into action. But there were no such Read more »
Wombats are among the native wildlife species Australians sometimes choose to ke
3 March 2017 by Josey Sharrad
The following is an OPEN LETTER sent electronically to ThreatenedSpeciesCommissioner@environment.gov.au   Re: Keep Read more »
LIVE COVERAGE: Successful release of seven dolphins
3 March 2017 by Kerry Branon
In an already-busy season, another seven dolphins stranded today at Herring River in Wellfleet and the International Fund Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017 by adintino
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which Read more »
China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017 by adintino
On this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Read more »
Sharon Pincott set up her own elephant project, mostly self-funded, and protecte
2 March 2017 by Rebecca Keeble
The following is a heartfelt blog written by our friend Sharon Pincott, an Australian with a passion for Africa's Read more »
A beaten cat receives care, an adoption in Playa
2 March 2017 by Erika Flores
Two women found her lying on the sidewalk. She was an adult female cat, unmoving and severely injured. Her face was so 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 »