News: Home

hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24th April 2015 Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24th April 2015 Ellie Milano
    In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly Read more »
23rd April 2015 Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived Read more »
Today Lily is a healthy, happy dog and a much loved member of the family of one
23rd April 2015 Christina Pretorius
    In 2011 animal lovers around the world were horrified by the news that a dog had been buried alive at a Read more »
22nd April 2015 Michael Booth
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Read more »
On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this yea
22nd April 2015 Nancy Barr
Today millions of people around the world are celebrating our unique (as far as we know) planet. What do you think about on Read more »
Download our Whale Alert App and share whale sightings.
22nd April 2015 Erica Martin
We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice Read more »
We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcemen
21st April 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
In a world where the poaching and capture of wildlife to feed the demand for both live animals and their body parts remains Read more »
IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
30th July 2013
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and supported by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the bill aims at ba Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
IFAW Responds To Etsy’s New Wildlife Policy
23rd July 2013
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in prohibiting the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species.  By reconsidering its wildlife policies, Etsy jo Read more »
Operation WENDI: IFAW and INTERPOL team up to dismantle  ivory trafficking in We
22nd July 2013
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Re Read more »
Shamed whale meat rejected by ports and cargo companies is returned to Iceland
22nd July 2013
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful passage to Japan. As the cargo vessel Pioneer Bay approached Reykjavik harbour it was joined by two whale watching vessels wi Read more »
World Court hearing of Japanese whaling case ends with hope of justice for whale
17th July 2013
As the International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic drew to a close today (Tuesday), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hopes it will bring an end to so-called scientific wha Read more »
Paradise Grows for Amboseli Elephants
17th July 2013
Space for elephants to roam free and safe at Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, grew by nearly 16,000 acres today, with the signing of a lease agreement between the local Maasai community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – Read more »
Six days = 4.5 Tonnes Elephant Ivory Seized in  Mombasa, Kenya
9th July 2013
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan city in less than one week. Monday’s seizure of three tonnes was discovered disguised as a consignment of peanuts, while 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
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 »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29th May 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory Read more »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29th May 2015 by adintino
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg Read more »
Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days.
28th May 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
We had a productive partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of Read more »
Saola, Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Silviculture
28th May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Here at IFAW we save animals, lots of animals. But unicorns? I recently read William deBuys’ The Last Unicorn, a book Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015 by adintino
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
28th May 2015 by adintino
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Read more »
Thanks to your support CLAW provides vet care to thousands of animals
27th May 2015 by Jennifer Gerner
Early in the morning CLAW received a frantic phone call from a concerned citizen to say there was a skinny stray running Read more »
IFAW’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten and Kelvin Alie appear on the latest installmen
27th May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ambassador Kristin Bauer Van Straten (“Once Upon A Time,” “ 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 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  “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 »