News: Home

May 9th marks the 1-year anniversary since the release to the wild of Zolushka
9th May 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
May 9th marks the 1-year anniversary since the release to the wild of Zolushka, the orphaned Amur tigress. I now reflect Read more »
Tribute to an inspirational campaigner, Francisco Goncalves
9th May 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
The 8th of May was a very sad day for many people in the conservation and animal welfare world as we learnt that our fellow Read more »
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem hav
7th May 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem have been fitted with collars. A collar Read more »
5th May 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
5th May 2014 Michael Booth
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Read more »
Every time a child interacts with an animal, it’s an opportunity for a little hu
1st May 2014 Corrie Rabbe
“Do you want to?” “You ask.” “No you.” “No you!” I can hear some of the Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured
29th April 2014 Jennifer Gardner
In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city Read more »
Canadian sealers propose return to horrific hunt of newborns amidst industry’s s
28th April 2014 Sheryl Fink
In a shocking revelation this morning, the French language journal Le Soleil broke the news that after a “disastrous Read more »
7th September 2012
As we wind down our supporting efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, I had a chance to talk about our work in detail Watch Video »
5th September 2012
Last night we stopped in Greenville, Alabama to rest for the night.   We took the dogs out of our wonderful 36-foot Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
4th September 2012
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Watch Video »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to significantly improve school success rates in local communities who live daily with wildlife. The International Fund for Anim Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
South African Web Classifieds  “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders
16th July 2014
In what is being touted as a world first, all three of South Africa’s major online trading sites are adopting a joint advertising policy aimed at stamping out dubious online pet trade. Gumtree South Africa, Junk Mail and OLX, have announced an Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Public launch of the Japan Whale Dolphin Watching Council.
4th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
When you think about Japan and whales, the images that come to mind may be unsettling. Whales chased across the open ocean Read more »
That Special Bond: In New York City, holding on to an animal for dear life
3rd June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
3rd June 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014 by
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Read more »
Bahrain holds first wildlife trafficking training since joining CITES
30th May 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Bahrain, an archipelago of thirty-seven islands about twenty-four kilometers from the east coast of Saudi Arabia and twenty- Read more »
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete
29th May 2014 by Sarah Davies
The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from Read more »
29th May 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
So when my International Fund for Animal Welfare colleague Jennifer Gardner and I aren’t flying off to the latest Read more »
Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged
29th May 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
May 29th 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve. On that day, China’s State Council 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 »