News: Home

What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
Slideshow: three asiatic bear cubs are closer to life in the wilds of Northeaste
9th November 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Three Asiatic black bear cubs rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local partner organization Read more »
In South Africa, Community Led Animal Welfare program builds community like no o
8th November 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
“Ubuntu” is an African word meaning “humanity to others”. Directly translated, it says: “I am Read more »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
IFAW staffer reads a panel at the Amboseli Park Airstrip.
2nd November 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Visitors to Amboseli National Park react differently, depending on the time of day or year that they tour - and with good Read more »
Delphine Waller, Miss France 2012, and Céline Sissler Bienvenu, Director of IFAW
2nd November 2012 Delphine Wespiser
We set out this morning at 7 a.m. It’s important to leave early for Amboseli because the animals are generally out and Read more »
Miss France au Kenya : des menaces qui pèsent sur les éléphants d’Amboseli
31st October 2012 Delphine Wespiser
We arrived in Nairobi last night and by 9 am this morning we had already set off for Amboseli National Park. We flew to the Read more »
In May 2006, Hong Kong Customs foiled another attempt to smuggle ivory into main
30th October 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent confiscation of 3.8 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks in Hong Kong reminds me of another ivory seizure also made by Read more »
29th 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 »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
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 »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
26th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
1st October 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the W Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
21st September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poachers take the tally of rhinocero Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
4th September 2015
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
Finally, whales have their day in court in The Hague
26th June 2013 by Patrick Ramage
It's been a long time coming but today finally marks the opening of oral arguments before the International Court of Read more »
26th June 2013 by Jason Bell
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Read more »
Mother and calf: Ganga and Dharati
25th June 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
For someone who has spent half his life away from family and isolated from civilisation, 57-year-old Lankheshwar Lahkar sure Read more »
Check out our infographic below with several alarming facts pulled from the IFAW
24th June 2013 by Beth Allgood
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare released our report Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Read more »
24th June 2013 by Patrick Ramage
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Read more »
24th June 2013 by svandereyd
A state-of-the-art whale research boat dropped anchor in Monaco at the weekend for the launch of its summer research in the Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
24th June 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
24th June 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will Read more »
Tinku and Rupa were sighted in the wild.
21st June 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Anjan Sangma, biologist, and sent to us by Shrestha, Sheren, communications coordinator, both 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 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  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- 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 »