News: Home

Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth’s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Spec Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.   Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, wi Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
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 »
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP
26 February 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Villages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few Read more »
25 February 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Read more »
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
25 February 2014 Kelvin Alie
A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18 February 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18 February 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
14 February 2014 Robbie Marsland
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13 February 2014 Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13 February 2014 David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13 February 2014 James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on ivo Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and othe Read more »
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 »
Protecting Whales
7 November 2014 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4 November 2014 by 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
3 November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3 November 2014 by adintino
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2 November 2014 by 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 »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28 October 2014 by adintino
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27 October 2014 by 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
27 October 2014 by 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.
22 October 2014 by 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 »

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

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  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 »