News: Home

Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog.
10th December 2014 Jennifer Gardner
A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines. While officials are still busy Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
9th December 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Read more »
IFAW urges European decision makers to establish an EU Action Plan against wildl
4th December 2014 Satyen Sinha
As part of IFAW’s campaign against the poachers and traffickers in endangered species, IFAW has been calling on Read more »
Wildlife trade report presented jointly with the Russian Federation Enviornment
4th December 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW Russia presented a report jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the report Read more »
Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.
3rd December 2014 Erika Flores
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the Read more »
Combating online wildlife trafficking in the Middle East
28th November 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The recent report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and Read more »
Any day you can help a critically endangered sea turtle is special
26th November 2014 Brian Sharp
Any day you can help 193 of them is amazing. IFAW was able to help partners at the New England Aquarium in one of their Read more »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013
19th December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
© IFAW/Riccardo Gangale
4th December 2013
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivel Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
Petition to list the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered pursuant to t
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing un Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
A status update on 15 species of disappearing wild cats & canids Read more »
No Return To Cruelty
No Return to Cruelty Publication Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015 by
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
Efforts behind India’s tiger numbers hold real promise
5th February 2015 by Vivek Menon
The recent news that India’s wild tiger populations have rebounded is indeed a testament to the diligent conservation Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2nd February 2015 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has be
30th January 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
Thorshavn is the name of the capital of the Faroe Islands. Small and remote enough with only 15,000 habitants, the Icelandic Read more »
Our beluga research team in Russia utilises off the shelf aircraft models and sp
30th January 2015 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare successfully supports and funds a research project studying beluga whales and Read more »
The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Mid
30th January 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months. These confiscations Read more »
30th January 2015 by
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29th January 2015 by Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs 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 »