News: Home

10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships
9th May 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Read more »
captive cheetah
9th May 2012 Maha Oda
Imagine finding a hungry cheetah in your backyard… Or baboons roaming the street where you live… A tiger in Read more »
Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 Julie Matondo
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
Zanesville animals can’t catch a break
8th May 2012 Paul Todd
Five exotic animals, including two spotted leopards, two Macaque monkeys and a brown bear, once kept in backyard cages by Read more »
African cow horns. Image source: Alibaba.com
7th May 2012 Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
The iconic koala needs our protection
7th May 2012
Koalas are in trouble. They are a treasured national icon, yet there is no consistent or comprehensive approach to their Read more »
Field essay: Spring has sprung for three Russian bear cubs
4th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.
3rd May 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Teeming with life In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long Read more »
27th September 2016
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15th September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special needs kittens from foster homes in Beirut, Lebanon to Boston, MA, where they will find forever homes in the US. Animal advocates f Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protect Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e Read more »
Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES
23rd September 2016
Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Spec Read more »
Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa
21st September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
IFAW and WTI partner with  Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference
6th September 2016
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31st August 2016
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
4th June 2013 by Matt Sorum
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Read more »
SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4th June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
Diane and Kelly in Oklahoma
4th June 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
As the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team started to demobilize from Oklahoma last week, Read more »
3rd June 2013 by Anna Filippova
Update: We’re thrilled to report that, not only is Zolushka thriving in her new home, but in December 2015 she became Read more »
IFAW helps care for wildlife victims in Oklahoma following Moore tornado
3rd June 2013 by adintino
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized another team to Oklahoma. Their Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1st June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31st May 2013 by adintino
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London Read more »
IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner and ‘Batman’
29th May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
My first couple of days in Oklahoma, were filled with many happy reunions like Tinker's. But after the rush, it got Read more »
Small changes yield big benefits: The improved cooking stoves have been installe
29th May 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
How do efficient cook stoves help protect elephant habitat? You might not see the connection at first glance, but it makes 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

Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- 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 »