News: Home

9th August 2011
It was an incredibly emotional moment for everyone involved. At last, the gorillas were home. Celebrations are underway in Read more »
9th August 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was overwhelmed with emotion when news of the government officials canceling pending dog cull in Jiangmen reached me. It Read more »
8th August 2011 Erika Flores
When the piggy has enough money she will call Dr. Sandra Valdez who will ask vet friends to donate their time for a weekend Read more »
Fires devastate the North, threatening canine safety.
5th August 2011 Janice Hannah
Northern fires. Lots of them and big ones. If you have been reading the paper or listening to the news, you will have heard Read more »
5th August 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
What would it be like if the lion population really did vanish completely? If you wanted to travel to the African plains and Read more »
4th August 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
A supporter nearly shouts over the phone receiver, ”All Jiangmen city dogs will be culled. Please help”! Appeals Read more »
2nd August 2011 Sheryl Fink
The data in DFO’s own report raises the question: If cod mortality does not track to grey seal numbers, how could a Read more »
1st August 2011 Satyen Sinha
However, never in my wildest dreams did I picture myself pushing a stuffed leopard through the corridors of the European Read more »
The isolated nature of Summer Beaver proves tricky.
1st August 2011 Janice Hannah
We left Cat Lake to head over to Summer Beaver, another fly in only community about an hour’s hop away. Logistics are Read more »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
©IFAW - archive photo
6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4th October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22nd September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
19th October 2012 by
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb.
17th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Yesterday, the Honourable Mac Harb bravely addressed the Senate of Canada as debate resumed on his bill to end the seal hunt Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Film  “Removed” Selected for Euge
17th October 2012 by
“Removed,” a film produced and directed by International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW Read more »
Slideshow: favorite images of Balinese World Rabies Day participants
16th October 2012 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This year for World Rabies Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) were Read more »
16th October 2012 by Peter Pueschel
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Read more »
15th October 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Read more »
Gaju the big blue elephant causes a sensation at the station
13th October 2012 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An amazing sight greeted hundreds of spectators at platform no. 10 of Secunderabad railway station in the southern Indian Read more »
Left to right, Sultan Al-Elwan, Dr. Ralf Sonntag and Dr. Elsa Nickel. IMAGE: Ahm
12th October 2012 by Maha Oda
Delegates were excited and enthusiastic to start the day three of the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop and to put ideas Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012 by
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. 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 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  “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 »