News: Home

A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25 April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24 April 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24 April 2015 Ellie Milano
In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly remained busy Read more »
23 April 2015 Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23 April 2015 Anna Filippova
On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived from Doha, Qatar Read more »
Today Lily is a healthy, happy dog and a much loved member of the family of one
23 April 2015 Christina Pretorius
In 2011 animal lovers around the world were horrified by the news that a dog had been buried alive at a Cape Town school as Read more »
22 April 2015 Michael Booth
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Read more »
On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this yea
22 April 2015 Nancy Barr
Today millions of people around the world are celebrating our unique (as far as we know) planet. What do you think about on Read more »
Download our Whale Alert App and share whale sightings.
22 April 2015 Erica Martin
We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants
19 July 2017
Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK’s ivory market and save this ic Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US 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 »
Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13 November 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13 November 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
Dr Saskia as we affectionately call her, with one of her patients.
11 November 2015 by Jennifer Gerner
On a blistering hot Johannesburg day I stand in awe watching CLAW veterinarian Dr Saskia Karius, or Dr Saskia as we Read more »
Hundreds of cheetah cubs are smuggled every year from Africa to the Arabian Peni
11 November 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping cheetahs as exotic pets is a growing problem in the Arabian Peninsula countries. Some believe that owning a cheetah Read more »
Fires flared up in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Cape Town threatening SANCCOB, t
9 November 2015 by Christina Pretorius
    Wildfire threatened the lives of about 300 endangered African penguins in South Africa early Friday morning Read more »
9 November 2015 by Heather Morris
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Read more »
9 November 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In addition to anchoring shows on China Central Television, Yue Zhang is also an animal advocate. She formed China’s Read more »
The author looks out over the herds of Amboseli’s elephants.
6 November 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Over the past year, I have been encouraged to see more and more wildlife criminals being brought to justice, like the recent Read more »
The author explains that she often takes Fibi’s puppies away for play time, but
6 November 2015 by Ellie Milano
This blog is the third in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from 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

Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   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 »