News: Home

Elephant grazing in Liwonde National Park, Malawi.
21st July 2016 Jason Bell
As elephants are moved from one of Malawi's most important national treasures, Liwonde National Park, to restock other Read more »
African Elephant Coalition (AEC) members launched an emergency appeal at their m
19th July 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
An urgent appeal was recently made in Montreux by governmental representatives of the 29 member states of the African Read more »
Three busy days of dolphin rescues
18th July 2016 Kristen Patchett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team experienced a busy three days of Read more »
Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program will present its 4-Step Formula to make
15th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
Looking to get more involved in animal and environmental protection as part of your career? Hoping to make your initiative Read more »
CITES ANALYSIS: Backing proposals to save elephants
15th July 2016 Jason Bell
As the next Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Read more »
Lulingu immediately began feeding on vegetation on her first day in the forest a
13th July 2016 Gail A’Brunzo
We don’t know how little Lulingu ended up with an armed and dangerous group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( Read more »
Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September
13th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has Read more »
Cows, like the ones pictured here, will benefit from the building of this platfo
12th July 2016 Jennifer Gardner
Monsoon season has just begun in Myanmar. The following blog has just come in from IFAW partner Maiken Olsen, who recounts Read more »
Adam Miller’s Planet Indonesia’s bird monitoring project was one of 16 prize win
12th July 2016 Nancy Barr
The following is one in a series of blogs leading up to our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg in September Read more »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation Partner
9th June 2015
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets, these dogs are likely to thrive when they have a detection career. In order to maximize adoption rates for t Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android
8th June 2015
On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Whale Alert app for Android.  This free app now available on Android and Apple devices is the first of its kind created to pr Read more »
Coalition of Leading Conservation and Animal Protection Groups Supports Massachu
8th June 2015
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have joined together to en Read more »
4th June 2015
IFAW STATEMENT ON:  California State Assembly passage of AB96 Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the California State Assembly’s vote to ap Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
by rbartlett
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
by adintino
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
by kradziszewska
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Five rescuers and their families joined in the release of eight common kestrels
22nd August 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) released eight common kestrels at the Ming Tombs in the Changping District of Read more »
Photo: © Prodip Hazarika
19th August 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In one of the most touching displays of support for flood-affected wildlife, students of a remote school in Golaghat, Read more »
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team has responded to many stranded dolphi
19th August 2016 by Kristen Patchett
As tourists and residents here on Cape Cod celebrate the last few weeks of prime beach days, the International Fund for Read more »
Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplyin
18th August 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin. Read more »
Cindy Milburn, IFAW Director of Outreach and Policy Development, and University
17th August 2016 by Philip Mansbridge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Read more »
Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17th August 2016 by Erica Martin
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17th August 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17th August 2016 by adintino
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016 by adintino
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been 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 »