News: Home

Share Your Passion for Wildlife this Earth Day
22nd April 2016 Nancy Barr
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” ( Read more »
Helping from a dstance: What to do if you encounter a stranded dolphin
22nd April 2016 Kristen Patchett
It can be startling and upsetting to see a seal or dolphin in distress. It is only natural to want to help. However, well- Read more »
Celebrating two decades of impact with Disney Conservation Fund
19th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
We are so proud to congratulate the Disney Conservation Fund on its 20th anniversary today, reaching a milestone $40 Read more »
The author with Mumbo, a pit bull whose owners could no longer handle him and re
18th April 2016 Rosalind Spencer Stone
One of the least talked about hazards of working with animals is that you constantly fall in love. In human medicine it is Read more »
15th April 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Read more »
Rescued Bosnian dog Caspar finds soulmate.
15th April 2016 Kati Loeffler
The most endearing thing about Caspar is the way he grunt-snorfles like a piggie as he marks the neighborhood shrubbery. Read more »
Celebrities pen open letter to stop wildlife trade in Hawaii
14th April 2016 Donna Gadomski
Today, a group of celebrities who live or work in Hawaii published an open letter in the Hawaii newspaper of record, the Read more »
Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000
13th April 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining Read more »
When Chestnut was discovered living in filthy conditions, the author and her fri
12th April 2016 Erika Flores
Chestnut is a young dog found by my friend Kelly, who helps runs the The Snoopi Project in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Read more »
30th January 2015
In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
2nd December 2014
This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Watch Video »
27th April 2015
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organizations this week announced support for the reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 10 Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
by rbartlett
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
by rbartlett
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Scientists are observing interesting interspecies relations in Filippa’s enclosu
25th May 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Interspecies relationships can be one of the most interesting aspects of animal behavior, especially those between predator Read more »
The ruling against the rhino horn ban seems counter-intuitive when one considers
24th May 2016 by Jason Bell
Based on a number of court rulings over the years, it seems that the odds are stacked against animal welfare and Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23rd May 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
Jon Favreau and The Jungle Book star  Neel Sethi Photo: Glen Wilson. ©2016 Dis
23rd May 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Walt Disney’s live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records Read more »
Celebrate Biological Diversity!
22nd May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
May 22 is International Biological Diversity Day and this year’s theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People Read more »
Much progress has been made in the last year to protect the endangered African L
20th May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Perhaps it seems a little ironic that we celebrate Endangered Species Day, as the fact that so many animals are endangered Read more »
Ocean noise film Sonic Sea premieres tonight on Discovery
19th May 2016 by Katie Moore
Sonic Sea, a one-hour documentary produced by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Display of confiscated samples
19th May 2016 by Dr. Akram Darwich
In cooperation with the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has organized two Read more »
State vets help CLAW project sterilise 50 dogs
18th May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare project in South Africa, has had challenges 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 »