News: Home

21st March 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Have you already seen it? To raise public awareness about the current threat the Hunting Act 2004 is under because the Read more »
Chasing through London to save wildlife
20th March 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Today, people on the streets of London witnessed something quite unusual. A pack of hounds led by a huntsman ‘chased Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Hunting Act repeal ‘by the back door’
14th March 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
The time has come to defend the hunting ban. You may have heard recently about possible repeals and amendments of the Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
9th July 2014
With the holiday season upon us the Met's Wildlife Crime Unit, in partnership with animal welfare and wildlife charities, are appealing to Londoners to donate unwanted items made from elephant ivory and other endangered species to help stop the t Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Traditional Assamese New Year brings new opportunity for orphaned bears in India
22nd April 2014 by Nizira Borgoyari
Festive occasions for people are not always good times for wildlife in some parts of Assam, with miscreants breaking into Read more »
Spotlight India: Four elephants settle into their new home in Manas
18th April 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
UPDATE: 4.23.14:  Phillip Dev, the adorable baby jumbo of the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center elephant family arrived to Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »
Campaign in Playa del Carmen vaccinates more than a thousand community cats & do
15th April 2014 by Erika Flores
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. Mexico is a worldwide example that rabies eradication can happen only Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 by Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision pic.twitter.com/4TECt1P0AP — Patrick R. Read more »
Supporter efforts to animals never cease to amaze
15th April 2014 by Robbie Marsland
It never ceases to amaze me just how committed our supporters are to raising funds for IFAW. Sunday 13 April was one of Read more »
A black and white issue that is turning all of us grey
14th April 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
The badger issue should be black and white. It should be straightforward. Badgers are one of the most important wild mammals Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014 by
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will 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 »