News: Home

You’ve spoken out time and again for these koalas.
20th August 2015 Matt Collis
It’s easy in this day and age to dismiss the ability of everyday citizens like you or me to influence government Read more »
20th August 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold with icy Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
World Elephant Day
12th August 2015 Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
11th August 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
11th August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
Whale Mass Stranding  Attributed to Sonar Mapping For First Time
25th September 2013
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-be Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © ifaw
24th September 2013
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory. The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valu Read more »
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment recognizes there’s no such thing as a ‘dog
23rd September 2013
Today IFAW (www.ifaw.org) announced the establishment of its approach to helping communities living in fear or risk of attacks or health threats from roaming dogs as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action at the CGI Annual Meeting in New Yo Read more »
Malawi Fish Farm Project Saves Lives, Protects Wildlife
17th September 2013
The launch of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm, near Liwonde National Park, uniquely links the need for animal welfare with that of humans. The fish farm is also expected to reduce poaching pressure on Malawi’s premier tourism attraction, whe Read more »
Saiga antelope horns worth $22 million seized by police in northwest China
13th September 2013
According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese police and customs officials along the border between Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Chinese officials h Read more »
12th September 2013
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court. Huntsman David Parker (18/1/74) of Seavington St Mary, Ilminster pleaded guilty to the Hunting Act offence which took place i Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement to destroy US ivory stockpile
9th September 2013
Statement from:  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement today that it will destroy the U.S. stockpile of illegal ivory – 6 tons of it seized by U.S Read more »
World Dog Day: A dog’s health is our health.
25th August 2013
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Dogs are highly adapted to living with and understanding humans. While this makes them wonderful companio Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region
by rbartlett
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region Read more »
Marine Mammals of Australia and New Zealand
by rbartlett
The South Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions are globally significant areas supporting a wide range of marine mammals includin Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
IFAW Second Sydney Panel Summary
by rbartlett
The Second Sydney Panel of Independent Experts was asked to consider the legality of Japan's proposed new "scientifi Read more »
The author explains the nuances of demand reduction and how policy affects it to
15th October 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: A day after this original blog ran, China’s State Forestry Administration announced a one-year ban on the Read more »
Responders travel by boat to attend to some animals in need. © IFAW/J.Franklin
15th October 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The waters rose so quickly across South Carolina that many residents were not able to think twice when mandatory evacuations Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015 by adintino
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015 by adintino
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
Japan should undertake another year of non-lethal Antarctic research, and join l
14th October 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The Japanese,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a speech last month to the United Nations General Read more »
Huntwatch: Seal hunt documentary to premiere at New York film festival
14th October 2015 by Azzedine Downes
As many people know, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was founded in 1969 to end the commercial seal hunt in Read more »
Of all the threats to lions, trophy hunting is the one that can most easily be e
14th October 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Three months after Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota, brutally killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, it has Read more »
13th October 2015 by Michael Booth
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Read more »
The lines and nets used for fishing can pose a serious problem for the giant fil
13th October 2015 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Born and raised on Campobello Island, Captain Mackie Greene leads the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an intrepid group of 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 »