News: Home

Left to right, Sultan Al-Elwan, Dr. Ralf Sonntag and Dr. Elsa Nickel. IMAGE: Ahm
12th October 2012 Maha Oda
Delegates were excited and enthusiastic to start the day three of the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop and to put ideas Read more »
A new veterinary report supports the EU decision to ban the importat
11th October 2012 Sheryl Fink
A study recently published in the journal Marine Policy confirms what the International Fund for Animal Welfare and others Read more »
IFAW ranger presents typical wire snare used by poachers.
10th October 2012 Robert Kless
The wheels of the all-terrain vehicle plough through the gravel of the riverbed. Fountains of water spray high, the banks Read more »
The workshop participants.
9th October 2012 Kelvin Alie
I have just returned from Ethiopia where the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up with the Ethiopian Wildlife Read more »
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the
9th October 2012 Maha Oda
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), Read more »
Von der Aussichtsplatform hat man einen guten Blick in die Auswilderungsstation
9th October 2012 Robert Kless
I am standing on a viewing platform, inside a camouflaged hide. I am not moving. I hardly dare to breathe. Extreme stillness Read more »
Calling for the conservation of sharks in the Arabian region
8th October 2012 Maha Oda
Some Shark species are in danger and face the threat of extinction because of they are being killed for their fins. Shark Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli elephant adoption drama update
5th October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Back in August, we were amazed by Elfrida’s adoption of a female calf, who just appeared with the family. Over the Read more »
On World Animal Day, we need strong proposals for wildlife protection at CITES
4th October 2012 Paul Todd
Proposals for items to be taken up by the 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the Read more »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over C$50 million (€33 million) in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support f Read more »
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa 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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.
20th February 2013 by Patrick Ramage
As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
It turns out that burgers, pies, bolognaise sauce and other meat products suppos
20th February 2013 by Cynthia Milburn
The latest food scandal to erupt in the UK is beginning to unleash across Europe. In fact, what has happened in the UK might Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu
19th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Europeans have a history of valuing animal welfare
18th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Protecting and caring for animals is nothing new to the European populace. Laws were put into place as early as 1635 with Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a 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 »