News: Home

The past year has seen the numbers of poached rhinos soar, with South Africa los
13 March 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is rising to the fore on the political and enforcement agenda. For the first time ever, G7 members Read more »
The ban on importing lion trophies reflects the Australian public’s abhorrence t
13 March 2015 Isabel McCrea
Would you have guessed that Australians imported the bodies of 29 African lions in the three years to 2013? Add in four lion Read more »
Kiki's eight beautiful four-week-old puppies.
13 March 2015 Ellie Milano
This is Kiki, and these are her eight beautiful four-week-old puppies. The little family is currently in the care of IFAW Read more »
Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place.
13 March 2015 Kristen Patchett
Throughout the year IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings on a number of interns and apprentices Read more »
Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Cente
Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center in Bubonitsy, Russia. The first Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12 March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
11 March 2015 Peter Howson
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Read more »
10 March 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Read more »
IFAW board members, dedicated California-based supporters, IFAW staff, and sever
10 March 2015 Azzedine Downes
On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Westwood in Los 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 »
12 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 »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 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 »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s 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 »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5 August 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5 August 2015 by James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4 August 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4 August 2015 by Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
4 August 2015 by slajoie
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31 July 2015 by Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
The keeping of wild animals in captivity for the primary purpose of entertainmen
31 July 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
Recently the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain) voted to ban the use of all wild animals in circuses by a massive majority of Read more »
Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able t
31 July 2015 by Sarah Davies
It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally Read more »
Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally
31 July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage. Celebrities, public figures, and throngs 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

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  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 »