News: Home

IFAW - Right whale skull found on Cape Cod
3rd August 2012 Katie Moore
  IFAW’s Brian Sharp, Stranding Coordinator, sits down with Fox 25 News to talk about the historic  finding Read more »
Sun shines as Song of the Whale team prepares for summer research season
2nd August 2012 Robbie Marsland
The sun shines on the righteous, they say, and it has certainly been shining down on IFAW's state of the art sailing Read more »
Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Dhara has passed away
1st August 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Dhara, the elephant calf, was less than a year old. She was found alone, orphaned during the severe monsoon floods that hit Read more »
Amazing Whale Rescue In Iceland
1st August 2012 Sigursteinn Masson
Saturday July 28 will go down in history as being an extraordinarily good day for whales in Iceland. More than 200 long- Read more »
31st July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Read more »
Seal hunt letter from Bill Maher: Bob Rae missed the point
31st July 2012 Sheryl Fink
Bill Maher wrote to the interim leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, Bob Rae, in early July and the two have been having Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
27th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s 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 »
27th March 2008
First, it may seem that the new Rules are meant to protect bear cubs. This is a complete illusion, however. For instance, paragraph 3.3 prohibits “shooting sows having current year’s crop of cubs before winter hibernation begins”. Read more »
25th March 2008
“The pictures indicate that the ivory is most likely from African elephants, as you can see by the shape and the length. Also, the estimated monetary value of the ivory is a clear indication of the lure this trade presents for criminal syndi Read more »
10th March 2008
“The blatant disregard for precautionary management principles demonstrates to the world that the Canadian government does not value science or conservation,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.  Experts with IFAW mai Read more »
7th March 2008
Help Networks is designed so that junior high school students (between the ages of 12 and 15) can get to know the main threats facing animals all over the world, become sensitized to respect, and understand the social, environmental and ecological Read more »
6th March 2008
Touhey and her team of four full-time staff joined IFAW last summer after working as a separate organization for nearly ten years. The stranding network, which has a dedicated corps of more than 350 local volunteers, responds to approximately 500 Read more »
5th March 2008
“We are very pleased that the Russian government is taking steps towards ending the whitecoat hunt,” remarked Masha Vorontsova, Director of IFAW Russia. “We acknowledge this step as an important achievement for animal welfare; ho Read more »
25th February 2008
“This is great news and a brave step by Government in upholding its mandate as custodian and caretaker of our wildlife. Now what is needed is to ensure the law is so tightly drafted that it leaves no gaps to be exploited by commercial operators Read more »
25th February 2008
The animals, which were hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga National Park, were translocated yesterday, by truck, 450 kilometers to Manas National Park. Manas National Park is a World Heritage Read more »
22nd February 2008
The bears were hand raised at the Center for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC), a project jointly managed by IFAW, WTI, and the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department. This unique rehabilitation center, located in northeast India's Arunacha 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 »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
4th March 2013 by
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 »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
4th March 2013 by
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand
3rd March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has begun here in Read more »
CITES Photos and Video for Press
3rd March 2013 by
Preview images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157632893025222/ High resolution hand-out images Read more »
IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates  gather for 16th CITES
2nd March 2013 by
On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
Download the "Elephants & Ivory" PDF now.
1st March 2013 by Dr. David M. Lavigne
Open publication - Free publishing - More facts MOBILE and TABLET users: browse Elephants & Ivory by Read more »
1st March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
IFAW's Adrian Hiel and MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy speak with media on the MEP's ne
1st March 2013 by Satyen Sinha
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was invited to speak at a workshop held by the European Parliament’s Read more »
Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court Upholding Endangered Species Act Listing fo
1st March 2013 by
A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a 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 »