News: Home

Travelers through South Africa's Lanseria Airport asked to "Think Twice" about w
29th April 2013 Christina Pretorius
When the headlines scream daily about the massacre of elephants for their ivory, or the appalling cruelty of rhino poaching Read more »
Mourning the passing of a passionate Pakistani animal advocate
29th April 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
With great sorrow, the Ravi Foundation in Pakistan has announced to The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Working around open heavens, vets help cats and dogs in Syferbult, South Africa
26th April 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Thunderstorms feature regularly in the skyline over the highveld in Johannesburg and if you ask any Capetonians who once Read more »
IFAW-Vet Alexandra knows how to treat all her different patients. Copyright: I
25th April 2013 Dörte von der Reith
A sick pet but no money for the vet? A lot of people struggling to make ends meet in Germany find themselves in this Read more »
European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban
25th April 2013 Barbara Slee
We got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban. There was Read more »
The EU population does care strongly about the welfare of seals and would regard
24th April 2013 Barbara Slee
The second round of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) get underway next week in Geneva. The European Commission Read more »
Cats at the Malcolm Cat Sanctuary are eager to be fed.
23rd April 2013 James Pirnay
Over the last weekend, food distribution continued in Cyprus shelters with suppliers delivering 65 bags of food (1,300 kg) Read more »
Fallow seeds become active growth for dogs and cats in Bosnia
22nd April 2013 Hanna Lentz
In Bosnia, many communities have found roaming dogs to be a significant problem – both in terms of human safety as Read more »
Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada
18th April 2013 Bill Oddie
I have now been on three whale watching trips in – or should that be from? - Iceland. The first one was quite a few Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
©IFAW - archive photo
6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade 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 »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for 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 »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag 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 »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institut
10th January 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institute (CDI) are partnering to bring Animals in Read more »
IFAW takes on jumbo rescue mission to save last remaining forest elephants in We
10th January 2014 by
About a dozen extremely rare forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) threatened with certain death will be evacuated to a Read more »
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
9th January 2014 by
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  The Dallas Safari Club Read more »
Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals.  You helped us care Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014 by
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
31st December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In 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 »