News: Home

18th October 2011 Per Berggren
It is an exciting time for the project as this year’s funding has finally allowed us to secure a local student’ Read more »
18th October 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
Every year police officers and conservation and animal welfare organisations meet to talk about how we can work together to Read more »
18th October 2011 Robbie Marsland
Today is my favourite day of the year. Today we celebrated our annual International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Action Read more »
17th October 2011 Fred O'Regan
Being in the first Peace Corps program in Swaziland, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. Life in a small Read more »
Troubled Waters for Sea Lions
17th October 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act was marked up and agreed to by the House Natural Read more »
17th October 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
In November the Convention for Migratory Species (CMS) will meet in Bergen, Norway to discuss and hopefully improve Read more »
17th October 2011 Matt Collis
Let’s be clear, the threats to marine life from the oil and gas industry are real.  Let’s start with the Read more »
17th October 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
With more and more scientists finding an accelerated shrinking of Arctic habitat, and on-going attempts by single-minded US Read more »
No thrill for the kill of polar bears
14th October 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to testify before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives’ Read more »
4th February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3rd February 2016
At famed Masai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29th January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13th January 2016
 © PROO “Tiger”   Are we looking at the next Zolushka, who recently proved that rehabilitated Watch Video »
12th January 2016
Shortly after law enforcement expert Tim Harrison joined the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Capitol Hill for a Watch Video »
1st January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24th December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
27th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
In May 2006, Hong Kong Customs foiled another attempt to smuggle ivory into main
30th October 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent confiscation of 3.8 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks in Hong Kong reminds me of another ivory seizure also made by Read more »
IFAW acting CEO Azzedine Downes & the Chairman of Maasai Community Group Ranch t
30th October 2012 by Steve Njumbi
Amboseli is world famous for many reasons; its elephants, popularised through movies and research by Dr. Cynthia Moss, who Read more »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012 by adintino
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced that Mr Fred O Read more »
Ivory seizures from Kenya: Festering Sore in Wildlife Haven
26th October 2012 by James Isiche
Barely three months have gone since the last ivory seizure and now we have another large one in Asia that is implicating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26th October 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012 by adintino
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry 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 »