News: Home

© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Read more »
IFAW has long been involved with Horn of Africa training workshops to better wil
29th January 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
With funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IFAW has started a very exciting two-year program aiming to Read more »
Ellie Milano with one of the dogs we helped.
28th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
In the final months of 2015, our companion animals team morphed into an animal rescue team. As the result of a Humane Read more »
Studying Forest Elephants is more than seven years in the making and a product o
28th January 2016 Vicki Fishlock
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and Read more »
Expanding and allowing trade of parts and derivatives from tigers is in violatio
28th January 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
China’s Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) has long been criticized as a law that promotes wildlife utilization rather Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27th January 2016 Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
Sri Lankan ivory crush
26th January 2016 Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of Read more »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4th March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
24th February 2015
About three years ago I received a phone call from award-winning German documentary filmmaker Jakob Kneser. It was shortly Watch Video »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt
27th March 2015
In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016 by adintino
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. Read more »
Pangolins are prized for their meat and scales. Just one small animal can cost t
20th February 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Today, IFAW is joining animal lovers all over the world to celebrate one of the most unusual animals in the world: the Read more »
19th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Read more »
Latest roaming dogs community workshop concern
19th February 2016 by Ellie Milano
In the small town of Ključ, in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I’m sitting in the back corner of a caf Read more »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Cupid draws back his bow: Budding romance for Siberian tigers
18th February 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
© PRPO "TIGER Center" We continue to monitor the rehabilitated Amur tigers released in Far East Russia in Read more »
CA Audited Financial Statement
18th February 2016 by rbartlett
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2015 Read more »
CLAW’s vets rely on their hands to help dogs
17th February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Morning at the medical/surgery operation of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), currently located in Krugersdorp, leaves Read more »
Outreach allows us to provide aid to dogs and cats and meet their owners.
16th February 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has just started a new community outreach program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico to 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 »