News: Home

Joining forces across an ocean to protect animals
20th September 2012 Sonja Van Tichelen
Animal welfare organisations from the US and Europe are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd meeting of the Transatlantic Read more »
Good news for Zak and Mika, seals saved from execution in a Canadian aquarium
19th September 2012 Sheryl Fink
The story of Zak and Mika, two young harp seal pups at the Aquarium des Îles de la Madeleine in Quebec captured the Read more »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
A western grey whale breaches.
17th September 2012 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Stop the killing of elephants by decreasing the demand for their ivory
17th September 2012 Azzedine Downes
As we have reported many times, elephants are being annihilated for their tusks at an astonishing rate with no end to a Read more »
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future
17th September 2012 Satyen Sinha
Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
24th June 2008
In  a communiqué read by Mali delegate, Alpha Maiga, the range states also opposed a recommendation by the CITES Secretariat designating China as an Ivory trade partner and resolved to make a formal communication before the CITES Standin Read more »
24th June 2008
“IWC countries are being pressured not to vote for conservation measures.   If Japan, Iceland and Norway are genuinely interested in compromise, they should immediately suspend their  whaling as a sign of good faith,” Ra Read more »
24th June 2008
According to a new report from WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Global Ocean, Latin America will host more than one million whale watch customers this year, if the current stron Read more »
24th June 2008
“IWC countries are being pressured not to vote for conservation measures.   If Japan, Iceland and Norway are genuinely interested in compromise, they should immediately suspend their  whaling as a sign of good faith,” Ra Read more »
24th June 2008
According to a new report from WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Global Ocean, Latin America will host more than one million whale watch customers this year, if the current stron Read more »
23rd June 2008
The research team, led by Dr. Scott Baker of Oregon State University, analyzed DNA from 99 whale meat products purchased in Japanese markets since 2006 and identified six baleen whale species: humpback, fin, sei, Bryde’s, North Pacific minke Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), expressed concern that a compromise might be agreed that would overturn the moratorium and legitimize commercial whaling.  “The Read more »
23rd June 2008
Staging at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Quincy, Illinois, the three groups – the first to enter Illinois to assist in animal relief – have set up a temporary shelter, which is growing each day. Twenty fawns, rescued by local groups Read more »
23rd June 2008
In April, the Navy petitioned the Court for review of the February 29, 2008, decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing naval training exercises to continue in the Southern California region but with greater environmental safeguards Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit 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 »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. 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 »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013 by
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four Read more »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
19th March 2013 by James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 by James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013 by
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg 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 »