News: Home

Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4th December 2013 Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3rd December 2013 Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours Read more »
2nd December 2013 Azzedine Downes
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Read more »
2nd December 2013 Jennifer Gardner
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28th November 2013 Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26th November 2013 Julie Landry
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
22nd November 2013 Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
Ship strikes are the number one cause of deaths for the North Atlantic Right Wha
22nd November 2013 Margaret Cooney
As they migrate up and down the East Coast of the United States each year, endangered North Atlantic right whales 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 »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more 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 »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the 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 »
China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions
11th January 2012
 IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare—www.ifaw.org) applauds an emergency notice from China’s State Forestry Administration urging all Chinese auction houses to adhere to wildlife laws and regulations. The notice highlights Ch Read more »
South Africa, New Thread in the Ivory Web?
10th January 2012
Asian officials yesterday intercepted a large-scale consignment of illegal ivory shipped from Cape Town, South Africa – the second such haul in less than two months. And today, two Chinese nationals appeared in court in the city after they were Read more »
6th January 2012
Today, federal and California law enforcement officials filed charges against several people who were caught during “Operation Cyberwild.”  The online sting, run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Read more »
Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt
4th January 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called off due to conservation concerns raised by a new scientific report showing that climate change is negatively impacting harp seal Read more »
Kidnapped Raptors Returned to Natural Habitat in Shanghai
20th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (IFAW BRRC) has rehabilitated and released two birds which were thought to be kidnapped from southern China and taken to Beijing. The grass owl and Asia barred owl, were found in Read more »
19th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation have banned the import and export of harp seal skins.  Canada claims that Russia is one of the last two major remaining Read more »
15 tons of elephant Ivory seized in Malaysia add to  staggering annual toll
13th December 2011
Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months. The seizure originated in Mombasa, Kenya and w Read more »
Wolf dogs rescued from chains in Alaska find new home in California
9th December 2011
 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC Read more »
6th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to recall its whaling fleet which today left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. According to Japanese media reports, the country’s wha 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 »
On shore flensing of a fin whale. c. IFAW
6th February 2014 by Margaret Cooney
After years of behind-the-scenes negotiating, the United States has finally said ‘enough is enough!’ to Iceland Read more »
Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer
6th February 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
IFAW is horrified that the culling of dogs in Sochi was back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. For Read more »
Petition asks USDA, how many more animals need suffer?
6th February 2014 by Tracy Coppola
Today, IFAW joined the HSUS, Big Cat Rescue, and Born Free USA in filing a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014 by
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW
6th February 2014 by
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention Read more »
Now is the time to preserve the Endangered Species Act, not dilute it
5th February 2014 by Tracy Coppola
Yesterday, a working group of 13 House Republicans released a report calling for extensive dismantling of the US Endangered Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
While Tacloban rebuilds, team returns to regional Emergency Relief Network plann
4th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The devastation in the days after Typhoon Haiyan was overwhelming as our IFAW disaster response team completed an assessment 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 »