News: Home

The live falcons seized at the airport had their eyes stitched closed with surgi
2 November 2016 Dima Abo Kous
Security authorities at Cairo International Airport managed to stop an Egyptian passenger who had attempted to smuggle 41 Read more »
Washburn was released back to the wild today in Florida as a crowd looked on. Ph
1 November 2016 Brian Sharp
Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued this summer, has been released back to the wild. She was released Read more »
31 October 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Read more »
IFAW, in partnership with KWS, is now set to collar six more elephants to augmen
31 October 2016 Steve Njumbi
Development is taking place in the remote rangelands of Kenya and Tanzania, home to the world’s most famous and Read more »
29 October 2016 Peter LaFontaine
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
28 October 2016 Matt Collis
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Read more »
One of the seals IFAW successfully disentangled is shown here with its neck stra
28 October 2016 Brian Sharp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been rescuing gray seals for years. Recently, The Marine Mammal Center’s Read more »
27 October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
4 May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29 April 2015
IFAW Russia collaborated with the Russian branch of the international advertisement  giant BBDO in production of a Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28 April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7 May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
©IISD
17 November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16 November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26 October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16 October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15 October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15 October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
©IFAW
13 October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
The whaling fleet has left Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean for the se
22 November 2016 by Matt Collis
It seems barely a week goes by at the moment without Japan offering its latest snub to the international community. While Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 by Eleonora Panella
Today, numerous media outlets reported the seizure of 564 kilos of smuggled ivory in Vienna. The Austrian police discovered Read more »
Changing living dynamics in the townships has given rise to large populations of
17 November 2016 by Rosalind Spencer Stone
Controlling the populations of companion animals is a big challenge. Everyone wants their little girl to have “just Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016 by adintino
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 Read more »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
The campaign graphics include one with an elephant and one with a rhino.
15 November 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On November 11th, China’s biggest shopping day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched a new Read more »
Prince William, shown above with Princess Kate Middleton when they visited the I
15 November 2016 by David Cowdrey
Prince William will be the keynote speaker at a conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. He is 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

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  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 »