News: Home

Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
World Elephant Day
12th August 2015 Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
12th August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
11th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
11th August 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »
Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11th August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
18th March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
10th March 2015
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6th called “Je Donne Mon Ivoire” (I am giving up m Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction. “I am deeply saddened, disappointed and incredulous t Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14th May 2015
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns. The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
13th May 2015
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts. “It is about t Read more »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13th May 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015. IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
44 % des gens qui ont refusé d'évacuer pendant l'ouragan Katrina ont agi ainsi c
28th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
My team is hot, sunburned, and dirty… just another day training hard at the Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp in Read more »
Camera men Chris Nickless and Stewart Cook in flood waters following Hurrican
28th August 2015 by Stewart Cook
I’ve worked with IFAW since 1998 and helped to document many projects across the world. From Grizzly bear Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015 by
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country Read more »
IFAW rescues pets by boat following Katrina disaster.
26th August 2015 by A.J. Cady
Ten years ago I was leading IFAW’s Animal Rescue efforts when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. I should be able to Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 by Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
25th August 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Read more »
It is estimated that several hundred brown bears are orphaned in Russia each yea
24th August 2015 by Clare Sterling
I recently had the opportunity to visit IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) in Russia with UK media to highlight Read more »
20th August 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 by Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold 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 »