News: Home

President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea M
1 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration’s landmark decision to Read more »
The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science.
1 September 2016 Sharon Livermore
Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Read more »
Devil Rays need more protection.  PHOTO: ©Eric Savetsky
1 September 2016 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Devil Rays are distinguished from other rays by their elongated wing-like pectoral fins. These large filter feeders eat low Read more »
The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO:
31 August 2016 Mark Hofberg
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by the Read more »
We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to c
31 August 2016 Azzedine Downes
I am headed this week with an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) delegation of scientists, policy makers and Read more »
Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical.
31 August 2016 Jason Bell
The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past Read more »
There have been reports of a manatee in the waters off Cape Cod.
30 August 2016 Brian Sharp
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team members from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have been fielding Read more »
Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection.
30 August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Connel Bradwell works in environmen
29 August 2016 Nancy Barr
The following blog has been written by one of our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates, Connel Bradwell. For more Read more »
1 April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28 March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18 March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
15 March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19 March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14 March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
8 March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6 March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24 November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21 November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21 November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19 November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18 November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18 November 2014
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant milestone in the campaign to halt the cruel and unnecessary practice of hunting with dogs before the Act finally came into force Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17 November 2014
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with In Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7 November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7 November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4 October 2016 by adintino
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus Read more »
African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3 October 2016 by Azzedine Downes
After a planned two-day hiatus, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Deploying to Jamaica to help in advance of Hurricane Matthew
3 October 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is in Jamaica today, bracing for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to make Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016 by adintino
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016 by adintino
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016 by adintino
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016 by adintino
 IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016 by adintino
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016 by adintino
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them 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 »