News: Home

24th December 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Read more »
Lynn Fleetwood, center, in Amboseli National Park with IFAW’s Donna Gadomski (le
23rd December 2015 Lynn Frankel Fleetwood
Lynn Frankel Fleetwood’s photography exhibit of Amboseli is currently on display at Fleetwood’s General Story Read more »
23rd December 2015 Janice Hannah
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Read more »
22nd December 2015 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 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 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 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 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 »
One of Tom-Ro’s regular volunteers, the author’s daughter Robyn Cant-Haylett, wi
18th December 2015 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 »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
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 »
© shutterstock
18th December 2014
Today’s Government announcement that the second year of the controversial pilot badger cull again failed to reach its target number and will continue next year was condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), other NGOs and MP Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
Snow Leopard Cub taken from the Wild in Pakistan gets new Home
4th December 2014
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th 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
21st 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
21st 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
19th 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 »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
by adintino
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
by adintino
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
by smoos
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
by adintino
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
2010 IFAW Annual report
by root
IFAW's 2010 Annual Report     Read more »
Tsavo Challenges, Solutions, Hopes July 2005 - June 2011
by smoos
Looking back, it is amazing to see how much we have achieved in the past six years of our joint partnership with KWS. IFAW ha Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
27th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27th January 2016 by Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016 by adintino
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “ Read more »
Sri Lankan ivory crush
26th January 2016 by Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016 by adintino
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of Read more »
Based on photographs, Svetlaya is in an excellent physical form. PHOTO:© IFAW/WC
22nd January 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
With the help of GPS collars and camera traps, we are tracking tiger movements and location clusters (possible sites of Read more »
Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes,
21st January 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, IFAW participated in the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild 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

Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- 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 »