News: Home

Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time
30th January 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years. But last August Read more »
28th January 2013 Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Read more »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25th January 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals Read more »
24th January 2013 CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23rd January 2013 Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
"Tika" the orphaned bear cub recuperates at NLWS. Photo by IFAW-NLWS/P.Langen
20th January 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
"We don’t know what happened to his mother. We don’t know how long he’s been alone. But it’s Read more »
One Australian landscape after the devastating bushfires.
18th January 2013 Josey Sharrad
Eleven days after the first bushfire of the New Year started, many areas of south-east Australia continue to burn.  Read more »
17th January 2013 Shannon Walajtys
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Read more »
BRIEFING: Canada, Norway challenge EU seal trade ban at the WTO
15th January 2013 Adrian Hiel
The collective outcry of millions of European citizens brought the cruel trade in commercial seal products in the European Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
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 »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
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 »
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 »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9th April 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
9th April 2013 by
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved Read more »
 The headquarters of IMO are in London, south of the river Thames overlooking th
8th April 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Underwater noise pollution from ships poses a serious threat to whales and dolphins. So it's great that the Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8th April 2013 by Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
8th April 2013 by Dr. Ian Robinson
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Read more »
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters
8th April 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a Read more »
8th April 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus Read more »
All 8 puppies survived, thanks to caring community members and IFAW’s support
5th April 2013 by Erika Flores
Playa del Carmen is a paradise; but it also has a history of municipal neglect towards dogs kept in civic facilities. 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 »