News: Home

In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15th September 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
15th September 2016 Res (Andreas) Krebs
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14th September 2016 Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on Read more »
UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13th September 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10th September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9th September 2016 Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9th September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
Events like the one in San Diego raise awareness and put the issue back at the f
9th September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Yesterday, officials burned a stockpile of confiscated rhino horns, rhino horn “medicine” and other illicit Read more »
8th December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10th November 2015
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
USFWS today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven
15th March 2016
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven species of pangolin, one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals i Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3rd March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3rd March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
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 »
27th September 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Update: On the final day of the Conference, Parties ratified a commitment to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade by Read more »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016 by adintino
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016 by adintino
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 Read more »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27th September 2016 by adintino
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016 by adintino
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016 by adintino
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Read more »
The ivory crush in Times Square put a focus on the Ivory trade in the US.
25th September 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The debate over the ivory trade in the US – is American consumption a problem? what’s the real impact of our Read more »
24th September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Read more »
Youth Forum leaders find diversity, challenge, inspiration in South Africa
23rd September 2016 by Nancy Barr
After months of engagement with more than one thousand people in the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife online 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

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  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 »