News: Home

IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017
Today, 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 statement in response 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 »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to: “Support early-career wildlife conservationists Read more »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking l Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
IVORY IN EUROPE: China asks the EU to take credible steps to ban ivory trade
8 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
Ms Catherine Bearder (ALDE) on behalf of MEP4Wildlife, the coalition of Members of the European Parliament established in Read more »
The tiger cub behind a still-collared Svetlaya is the latest evidence that rehab
Camera traps installed in the Zhuravliny Reserve Sanctuary have revealed that Borya and Svetlaya’s continuing Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base
11 April 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
One of IFAW’s primary objectives in the Amboseli ecosystem is to enhance wildlife security. Since 2012, IFAW has Read more »
WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact
10 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths Read more »
The grueling schedule of rehabilitating orphan bear cubs
7 April 2017 Mila Danilova
This report was filed by Polina Shershneva, IFAW Russia Communications & Development Officer, after a visit to the Read more »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24 September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
4 August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
16 May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
27 June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
15 June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
9 March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3 March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29 October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, beh 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
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 Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017 by svandereyd
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017 by svandereyd
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017 by svandereyd
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of Read more »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017 by svandereyd
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016 by svandereyd
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016 by svandereyd
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016 by svandereyd
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and 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

US war veteran now fighting to save Africa’s elephants: Now she is using her expertise to fight a different kind of conflict: the war on wildlife poaching  read more.

Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal: Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal  read more.

Creating A Network To Defeat A Network: IFAW’s tenBoma initiative aims to predict and prevent a poacher’s next strike  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   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 »