News: Home

Camera men Chris Nickless and Stewart Cook in flood waters following Hurrican
28th August 2015 Stewart Cook
I’ve worked with IFAW since 1998 and helped to document many projects across the world. From Grizzly bear Read more »
IFAW rescues pets by boat following Katrina disaster.
26th August 2015 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 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 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 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 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 Marcelle du Plessis
Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold with icy 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 »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
© IFAW/M. Booth
15th November 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support  IFAW’s efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners to prepa Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today announced that Mr Fred O’Regan will step down as CEO and President at the end of the year. Mr O’Regan has served IFAW, which has offices worldwi Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issues related to the m Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
22nd October 2012
The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time. Hong Kong off Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Film  “Removed” Selected for Euge
17th October 2012
“Removed,” a film produced and directed by International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW Richard Moos, will be featured at the 2012 Eugene International Film Festival which runs from October 18-21 in Eugene, Oregon. Wi 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 »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
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 Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
22nd December 2015 by Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
Lethargic, anxious and wobbly on her legs, this poor girl was dehydrated on arri
22nd December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
They will soon be coming in, dogs that seem lethargic, their tongues hanging out, flanks heaving as they pant, sunken eyes Read more »
The author and the two boys, Kevin and Brayan, who gave her flowers to show thei
21st December 2015 by Erika Flores
I was on my way to do our weekly veterinary visit to an impoverished neighborhood in Playa del Carmen when I spotted a small Read more »
African lion expected to get much needed protections
21st December 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
UPDATE: The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the greater protections for lions on their website. For more on this Read more »
The US Fish & Wildlife Service has announced broad protections to all lions unde
21st December 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown no longer. The US Fish and Wildlife announced today that African lions will be Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015 by slajoie
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the Read more »
One of Tom-Ro’s regular volunteers, the author’s daughter Robyn Cant-Haylett, wi
18th December 2015 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Here in a community in South Africa, horses provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. Tom-Ro Haven for Equines and Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015 by adintino
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Read more »
The impact on animals has been severe
17th December 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
IFAW-Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) India Emergency Relief Network (ERN) Manager Radhika Bhagat recently filed this report 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 »