News: Home

Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21st October 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
IFAW-sponsored CLAW project educates Soweto people about dog fighting.
20th October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nthabiseng Raditapole, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project Administrative Assistant and Education Officer, recently Read more »
Dubai police recognize IFAW as partner in ongoing battle against the ivory trade
17th October 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
It was good news on the 8th of October that Dubai Airport Security foiled a smuggling attempt of 16 pieces of African Read more »
Animals are worth so much more than their economic value
17th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
World leaders have been gathering in a wide variety of forums lately to address some urgent environmental conservation Read more »
6 Kuzya the tiger in China myths busted
17th October 2014 J.C. Bouvier
There has been a lot of media coverage of Kuzya the Amur tiger’s trip to China.  Has he really killed those Read more »
IFAW participates in Animaux dans la celebration in Ixelles on October 4, 2014.
16th October 2014 James Pirnay
On October 4th, to celebrate World Animal Day, the Commune of Ixelles (one of the 19 districts of Brussels) organized the Read more »
IFAW-WTI refresher course reinforces Bhutanese rangers training.
16th October 2014 James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
Two rescued orphaned cubs enjoy Thanksgiving thanks to Northern Lights.
16th October 2014 Michelle Cliffe
This past weekend, as many people were tucking in to Thanksgiving dinner and counting their blessings, our cell phones were Read more »
IFAW welcomes Jane Goodall to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
With all her wisdom and passion on a wide range of fronts, it is no surprise that Dr. Jane Goodall is the most preeminent Read more »
3rd December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
6th November 2012
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Watch Video »
16th October 2012
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Watch Video »
15th October 2012
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Watch Video »
1st October 2012
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Watch Video »
27th September 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Watch Video »
Horrific scenes of the cruelty of hunting with dogs.  Viewer discretion advised. Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
Animal relief operations start following monster typhoon in the Philippines
12th November 2013
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday. IFAW is working with Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
6th November 2013
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China. Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1st November 2013
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organiz Read more »
IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy
25th October 2013
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas. The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt Read more »
Leopard claw seizures a worrying trend for Indian wildlife.
22nd October 2013
Two persons from a nomadic tribe were arrested with 21 leopard claws from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Central India, last Saturday, by the Maharashtra Forest Department assisted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IF Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2013
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
Letters of Love from Around the World  for Lily and her Doggy Friends
18th October 2013
 ”Lily” quilts, made from thousands of letters of love and support for an abused dog, were today handed over to the Cape Town animal welfare project that saved her. Two years ago animal lovers were shocked by the news that a dog had Read more »
Uganda Seizes Two Tonnes of Ivory
18th October 2013
Uganda has seized two tonnes (4,600lb) of elephant ivory, bringing to six tonnes the amount of ivory confiscated and linked to the east African country in just over a week. Reports today say the ivory was intercepted by Uganda officials en route to M Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 by Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014 by
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the Read more »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18th November 2014 by
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 by Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 by Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014 by
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
IFAW ERNs’ care give feral cats like Lazarus a new lease on life.
14th November 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Network (ERN) consists of organizations that share our mission to prepare communities to Read more »
The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissio
14th November 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
It’s a little early for the holidays, but President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, gave the planet 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

 

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

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - 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 »