News: Home

25th August 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Read more »
It is estimated that several hundred brown bears are orphaned in Russia each yea
24th August 2015 Clare Sterling
I recently had the opportunity to visit IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) in Russia with UK media to highlight Read more »
The animals are prodded and clubbed to force them to engage in certain behaviors
21st August 2015 Carson Barylak
As efforts to protect wild elephants through regulation, awareness, rescue, and law enforcement move forward, cities around Read more »
20th August 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
The Commission heard comments from both proponents and opponents (such as the fu
19th August 2015 Carson Barylak
California has become the first state to broadly prohibit commercial and recreational bobcat trapping. In a 3-2 vote, the Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
Only true seals are found on the East Coast.
17th August 2015 Kristen Pachett
Allison Hardman is currently an intern with the IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team based at IFAW headquarters. Read more »
Over the past few weeks, North Valley Animal Disaster Group’s rescuers have been
14th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Firefighters are still trying to contain the ‘Rocky Fires’ and now a second one,  the ‘Jerusalem Fire Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
10th March 2015
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! In part two of our video conversations with Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5th May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5th May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
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 »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
AB 96 passes in the California State Senate banning sale and purchase of ivory
3rd September 2015 by
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1st September 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
September 1st 2015, the Catholic Church holds its first ever World Day of
31st August 2015 by Julie Landry
Who, among us, has never felt, while watching an elephant family in Amboseli national park or the perfect complexity of a Read more »
44 % des gens qui ont refusé d'évacuer pendant l'ouragan Katrina ont agi ainsi c
28th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
My team is hot, sunburned, and dirty… just another day training hard at the Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp in Read more »
Camera men Chris Nickless and Stewart Cook in flood waters following Hurrican
28th August 2015 by Stewart Cook
I’ve worked with IFAW since 1998 and helped to document many projects across the world. From Grizzly bear Read more »
To commemorate Hurricane Katrina, animal rescuers hone their skills
27th August 2015 by
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country Read more »
IFAW rescues pets by boat following Katrina disaster.
26th August 2015 by A.J. Cady
Ten years ago I was leading IFAW’s Animal Rescue efforts when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. I should be able to Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 by Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
25th August 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even 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 »