News: Home

Spotlight Africa: Championing for Ngamba Island’s Chimpanzees
6th March 2012 Steve Njumbi
About 16 miles off the coast of Uganda, in Lake Victoria, lies Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Read more »
Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW
6th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- Read more »
Spotlight Australia: Let's have a sane and calm debate on whaling
6th March 2012 Isabel McCrea
This is an yet unpublished letter to the editor of Australia’s The Age in response to the March 2nd opinion written by Read more »
This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ Read more »
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank
5th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s... Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world Read more »
Cameroon tragedy: elephant battles without end
5th March 2012 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
My colleague, Celine Sissler, has just returned from Cameroon, where since January over 300 elephants have fallen to Read more »
Cameroon elephant tragedy: The war is declared in Bouba Njida
5th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida, March 5, 2012 - It is 9:10 a.m. and we're all packed. As we have been banned from flying over the park by Read more »
Elephants of Bouba Njida, I will never forget you
4th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida (March 3rd and 4th, 2012) - I don't know exactly what I feel, I can't find the words. They might not Read more »
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
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 »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- 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 »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action 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 »
24th October 2006
The whale is expected to be brought ashore early Tuesday afternoon, and will be the second fin whale hunted commercially by whalers since the Minister of Fisheries, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, issued hunting permits last week for nine endangered fin whales Read more »
24th October 2006
The whale is expected to be brought ashore early Tuesday afternoon, and will be the second fin whale hunted commercially by whalers since the Minister of Fisheries, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, issued hunting permits last week for nine endangered fin whales Read more »
22nd October 2006
The whaling ship, owned by prominent Icelandic businessman Kristjan Loftsson, arrived this morning at Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), a small inlet with a dock used by whalers in Iceland’s whaling days. The country’s sole whale meat process Read more »
22nd October 2006
The whaling ship, owned by prominent Icelandic businessman Kristjan Loftsson, arrived this morning at Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), a small inlet with a dock used by whalers in Iceland’s whaling days. The country’s sole whale meat process Read more »
20th October 2006
Over the past five years, more than 1.25 million seals have been hunted in Canada’s annual commercial hunt – making it the largest marine mammal hunt in the world. Recently, in opposition to the hunt, the European community has taken s Read more »
20th October 2006
The whalers are on the hunt for a fin whale, one of nine the government has issued hunting permits for. Fin whales are endangered under IUCN guidelines and second only to the blue whale in terms of size -- growing to average lengths of 18-22m and Read more »
20th October 2006
The whalers are on the hunt for a fin whale, one of nine the government has issued hunting permits for. Fin whales are endangered under IUCN guidelines and second only to the blue whale in terms of size -- growing to average lengths of 18-22m and Read more »
17th October 2006
The announcement was made by Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries, which said permits had been granted for the commercial hunting of 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales. While Iceland has not officially hunted whales commercial over th Read more »
17th October 2006
The announcement was made by Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries, which said permits had been granted for the commercial hunting of 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales. While Iceland has not officially hunted whales commercial over th 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 »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement 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 »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
26th November 2012 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Read more »
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade
21st November 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most Read more »
Lunchtime at the Centre
20th November 2012 by John Berry
I’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India. I was helping to Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 by Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012 by
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 by 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 »
©IFAW - Archive photo
16th November 2012 by
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012 by
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a 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 »