News: Home

A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
8th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB gaat de strijd aan met online wildlifecriminal
7th March 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
Trevor Weeks examines a swan after dog attack.
6th March 2013 Trevor Weeks
It was a chilly December back in the mid-1980s when I came across my first wildlife casualties. They were two oil-covered Read more »
6th March 2013 Adrian Hiel
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Read more »
IFAW volunteer, Mike Giblin, watches while Katie Moore, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescu
5th March 2013 Katie Moore
At this time last year, we were in the midst of more than 80 consecutive days during which 215 common dolphins stranded on Read more »
IFAW's German Director Perry Sonntag saving #polarbears at #CITES
5th March 2013 Adrian Hiel
A 12-strong team of International Fund for Animal Welfare wildlife and policy experts from around the world will be flying Read more »
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 »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
15th June 2009
About 72,000 seal pups have been reported killed so far in the annual slaughter, from a government-set allowable catch of 280,000 harp seals. The decrease in the number of seals killed coincides with falling prices for seal pelts and the announce Read more »
11th June 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) backed the plea issued by whale experts today in a new report of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), convened by the World Conservation Panel (IUCN). Recent estimates suggest there are o Read more »
4th June 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has partnered with the government of Malawi to rescue animals and people from fierce human-elephant conflict in the Phirilongwe area, just south of Lake Malawi. “Some elep Read more »
26th May 2009
Representatives from Campaign Whale, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are handing in a Read more »
6th May 2009
The operation, which involved Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers, Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust (NWCT) scouts, and the local administration, began with the arrest of two Kenyan Somali poachers and one from the local community. An estimate Read more »
5th May 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) applauded the decision as a significant victory in IFAW’s 40-year campaign to end Canada’s cruel commercial seal hunt. The ban will forbid the sale of seal products for profit within the Read more »
4th May 2009
Two hundred life-size cardboard hawksbill turtles appeared on the shore as though they had just crawled out of the sea to lay their eggs. In the wild, this is when the creatures are at their most vulnerable as they can easily be targeted by hunter Read more »
1st May 2009
On Saturday, the accused parties reportedly received information that two men had arrived on the beach in a boat stacked to the brim with protected wildlife species from Venezuela. The officers then went to the beach and robbed the men at gunpoint Read more »
28th April 2009
The decision by the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company follows the recommendation of World Conservation Union (IUCN) scientists to discontinue seismic activity associated with controversial oil and gas extraction projects off the North-Eastern coa Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
US Audited Financials
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Qi Zhang, or “Sabrina” and the author outside the China Academy of Sciences.
28th June 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On June 22nd in Beijing, renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world Read more »
Shepherd's Beaked Whale near Kangaroo Island, Australia
28th June 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Together with colleagues from Marine Conservation Research (who operate IFAW’s unique whale research vessel Song of Read more »
Walking the Talk to Save Kenya’s Elephants
28th June 2013 by
Jim Nyamu has had plenty of time to think on his feet this year. By the time he arrives in Nairobi tomorrow he will have Read more »
Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas
28th June 2013 by
A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas Read more »
Partner spotlight: working with UNDP to help end fear of roaming dogs in Bosnia
27th June 2013 by Rebecca Brimley
I’ve just returned from Bosnia where there are thousands of dogs roaming city streets and thousands more languishing Read more »
A bird’s eye view of Australia’s elegant ICJ argument against Japanese scientifi
27th June 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Watch part one of the ICJ proceeding above. Part two can be found here. Once the 16 judges and the president of the Read more »
China Customs and IFAW Joined Hands to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
27th June 2013 by
A workshop jointly organized by the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of China’s General Administration of Customs and the Read more »
Finally, whales have their day in court in The Hague
26th June 2013 by Patrick Ramage
It's been a long time coming but today finally marks the opening of oral arguments before the International Court of Read more »
26th June 2013 by Jason Bell
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex 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 »