News: Home

What the elephants know: the burden of sentience
24th July 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe. After a brief encounter, most people will be Read more »
23rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
21st July 2014 Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17th July 2014 Anna Fillipova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16th July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15th July 2014 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »
21st 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 »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
14th 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 »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
7th February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tig
7th February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
20th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
Solution for domestic violence victims and their pets is finally here
31st July 2014 by Rianne Haaijema
Imagine you are in a domestic situation subject to danger. You are forced to flee your familiar surroundings; there is Read more »
Students were eager to learn more about tigers and how they can help save them.
29th July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Children are the key to the future of our wildlife. They can also be the present. Our Animal Action Education programme Read more »
Despite gains, on this Tiger Day, we must remain vigilant
29th July 2014 by Peter Pueschel
With wild tiger populations at such critically low levels, it is no wonder that the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014 by
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier Read more »
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience
24th July 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe. After a brief encounter, most people will be Read more »
23rd July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
21st July 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over 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

"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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 »