News: Home

SLIDESHOW: Amazing rescue of gibbon family in India
7th December 2012 Michael Booth
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) biologists and veterinarians Read more »
A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
US Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the
5th December 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the Polar Bear” to highlight USFWS Read more »
IFAW helps to educate participants at the 41st UAE national day
5th December 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
As a strategic partner with the Architectural Heritage Department Dubai Municipality, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals Read more »
3rd December 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
Think twice before you bring home a wildlife souvenir.
21st November 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put the fight against wildlife crime on a global stage at a US State Department event Read more »
Lunchtime at the Centre
20th November 2012 John Berry
I’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India. I was helping to Read more »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This 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 »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
22nd June 2005
Japan has killed more than 8,000 whales under the guise of science since the commercial whaling ban. Earlier this year it announced plans to double its “scientific” whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary around Antarctica and add enda Read more »
21st June 2005
“The whales won this one,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) from the 57th IWC annual meeting.  “We’re heartened that the pro-conservation majority at Read more »
20th June 2005
“Scientific whaling is more about whaling than science,” said Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW Director of Wildlife and Habitat. “Japan’s latest plan is commercial whaling in a pitiful disguise and an insult to modern science. There is Read more »
17th June 2005
This comprehensive guide, produced by WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation society and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), explores the fascinating whale watch opportunities available in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Province of China a Read more »
15th June 2005
Kentucky’s regulation prohibits pet ownership of dangerous animals such as elephants, lions, bears, tigers, rhinos, leopards and certain primates. People who currently own these animals will be allowed to keep them as pets but are prohibited Read more »
9th June 2005
According to widespread media reports and government sources, Japan will shortly announce plans to double its “scientific” whaling in protected waters around Antarctica and to add two new protected species, fin and humpback whales, to Read more »
19th May 2005
An IFAW-led coalition, including World Wildlife Fund, Nature Canada, Birds Studies Canada and the Sierra Club of Canada, campaigned in favor of the new legislation.  "The broad spectrum of support on this bill is something seldom seen in Cana Read more »
4th May 2005
“We appreciate the recognition and encourage new users to visit ifaw.org to learn how to create a better world for animals and people,” said A.J. Cady, IFAW’s Director of Online Campaigns and Marketing. IFAW will be honored alongs Read more »
21st April 2005
The government sanctioned commercial hunt for seal pups opened in the Gulf of St Lawrence on 29 March 2005 and closed on 2 April 2005 resulting in the deaths of approximately 100,000 seal pups. On 15 April the hunt then moved on to the “Fron Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
A happy ending: After their release into the wild, the captured baby elephants
23rd May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Thanks to international outcry and vigorous campaigning by a coalition of animal welfare organizations including the Read more »
23rd May 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Read more »
Shannon Walajtys visiting a cat shelter in Cyprus.
22nd May 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Imagine, you wake up to find out that your bank is closed, and you cannot take out your own money! This is exactly what Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
22nd May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22nd May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22nd May 2013 by
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( Read more »
The Northern Dogs project team receives an enthusiastic greeting from
21st May 2013 by Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs Project has returned north for the spring 2013 season!  We are back from working in the communities Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
21st May 2013 by
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of Read more »
20th May 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- 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

"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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 »