News: Home

Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22nd October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
8th March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6th March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
5th March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
5th March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4th March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
9th October 2013
Strasbourg, 9th October 2013 - Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Re Read more »
9th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tonnes of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tonnes of ivory i Read more »
12th September 2013
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) Read more »
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker Read more »
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal trade in rhino horn is dangerous in the extr Read more »
22nd July 2013
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Re Read more »
22nd July 2013
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful passage to Japan. As the cargo vessel Pioneer Bay approached Reykjavik harbour it was joined by two whale watching vessels wi Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
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
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
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
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
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
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
IFAW EU Legal Framework for Environmental Inspections
6th January 2015 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Invasive Alien Species
6th January 2015 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Biodiversity
6th January 2015 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
29th December 2014 by
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
29th December 2014 by
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
29th December 2014 by
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
29th December 2014 by
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
24th December 2014 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices 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

Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- 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 »