News: Home

9th November 2011 Matt Collis
Today we released a special report on Australia’s Last Great Whale Haven – the North West Marine Region.  Read more »
9th November 2011 Nathan Herschler
Animals introduced as pets, bait or as food sometimes escape or are purposefully released from captivity. Sometimes, those Read more »
9th November 2011 Nathan Herschler
Nearly all the world’s remaining wild gorillas and chimpanzees live in Central and West Africa and several key Read more »
9th November 2011 Michael Booth
Today we heard that the Toronto Zoo is planning on separating Pedro and Buddy, two male African penguins that paired up and Read more »
8th November 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
On Friday, November 4, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and five other major environmental and animal welfare Read more »
8th November 2011 Matt Collis
If you thought that the illegal ivory trade was something that happened in far away places in Africa and Asia, then the news Read more »
8th November 2011 Shannon Walajtys
I was out in California recently and was able to pay a quick visit to the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC) down near LA Read more »
8th November 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
I bought my first mobile phone in 2000. It cost $150 for the handset and $15 for a sim card — quite a fortune then! It Read more »
8th November 2011 Nathan Herschler
The overall theme of this meeting, as the German Environment Minister just said via videolink, is to “Act Now.” Read more »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
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 »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Watch Video »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
It's official in the UAE: no more wild animal imports
14th August 2012 by Maha Oda
The United Arab of Emirates’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has announced a new regulation on importing Read more »
Partner spotlight: In Bali, two men show great courage protecting an abused dog
14th August 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
10th August 2012 by
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and Read more »
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey
One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest Read more »
Good news from China on busting illegal ivory dealers
8th August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Based on information IFAW provided about the rampant illegal trade of ivory on the markets, China’s Forestry Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Despite wind and weather, western grey whales abound
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime
5th August 2012 by Maha Oda
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water has filed complaint against the man after it sent their Read more »
The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting
4th August 2012 by Paul Todd
The 62nd Meeting of the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Standing Read more »
IFAW - Right whale skull found on Cape Cod
3rd August 2012 by Katie Moore
  IFAW’s Brian Sharp, Stranding Coordinator, sits down with Fox 25 News to talk about the historic  finding 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- 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 »