News: Home

Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.
27th April 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
When the spring comes, the rains are not far behind. Yes, this is the season of pre- monsoon in Northeast India. Kaziranga Read more »
Geeta's female calf, our 100th recorded calf in the Amboseli baby boom.
25th April 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Elephants are capricious. In fact, I’m beginning to suspect that after 40 years, the Amboseli elephants might well Read more »
2011 IFAW Animal Action Award winners
19th April 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
  Every year I look forward to our Animal Action Awards as it's IFAW’s chance to celebrate Britain’s Read more »
Waste and cruelty are endemic at the commercial seal hunt
19th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
  I get asked a lot about why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people Read more »
A screen grab from the new Whale Alert app.
18th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Two weeks ago today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and our proud partners unveiled a new Apple iPad and iPhone Read more »
Confronted with trophy hunting, poaching, abduction from the wild for the exotic
18th April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Spain's King Juan Carlos is facing criticism for taking a hunting trip in Botswana, reportedly costing $56,000, during Read more »
What went through the King’s mind when he first saw an elephant in the wild?
18th April 2012 Jason Bell
The recent news of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, having hunted an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region, is Read more »
In August of 2010 Anson was arrested in Malaysia for smuggling snakes in his lug
17th April 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
We don’t meet or talk to criminals often. But that’s exactly what I did last November in Bangkok. At a meeting Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service complete historic elephant collaring in Tsavo National Pa
17th April 2012 Steve Njumbi
Two weeks ago nine elephants were successfully fitted with satellite-radio tracking collars in Kenya’s vast Tsavo East Read more »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th 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 »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15th September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28th September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28th September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28th September 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28th September 2016
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Ap Read more »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special needs kittens from foster homes in Beirut, Lebanon to Boston, MA, where they will find forever homes in the US. Animal advocates f Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protect Read more »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27th September 2016
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, M Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e 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 »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Six days = 4.5 Tonnes Elephant Ivory Seized in  Mombasa, Kenya
9th July 2013 by adintino
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan Read more »
Partner spotlight: download CERU's beautiful and moving "Elephants- A Way Forwar
8th July 2013 by Jason Bell
One of the things that the scientific discipline teaches us is just how little we know. With the plethora of information on Read more »
8th July 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Read more »
Third hand-reared rhino gives birth in Manas
8th July 2013 by adintino
As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation ( Read more »
Can we afford to experiment with rhinos?
5th July 2013 by Jason Bell
The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s Read more »
Kenya Ivory Seizure Highlights US Crackdown  on Illegal Wildlife Trade
4th July 2013 by adintino
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1. Read more »
 Advertisements warning passengers that ivory smuggling leads to prosecution are
3rd July 2013 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – MENA office  launched a campaign to battle the illegal trade Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3rd July 2013 by Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3rd July 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, 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.

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 »