News: Home

7 February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tig
7 February 2014
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife traf Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4 February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
20 January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
15 January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
6 January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by Read more »
19 December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19 December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
16 December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
15 May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14 May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14 May 2015 Kelly Donithan
  Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every Read more »
Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patro
13 May 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission today announced that it has taken a decision to develop a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan. IFAW Read more »
It appears that special interests wish to reopen debate on the entire regulation
6 May 2015 Staci McLennan
Debate on changes proposed by the EU Commission to bring the EU seal trade regulation into compliance with WTO rules are Read more »
4 May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30 April 2015 Satyen Sinha
This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, for Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW Annual Report 2016 Read more »
Joint recommendations environmental NGOs for EU action in next MFF
by aclose@ifaw.org
The EU Budget, post 2020, can be a powerful tool to strengthen the EU’s role in addressing the many, interlinked chal Read more »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Enacting strong, global regulations makes a real difference for these animals.
28 September 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Shortly after eight species of pangolins were uplisted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Read more »
INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlif
28 September 2016 by David Higgins
Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund Read more »
PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPC
28 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The great news today out of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28 September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every Read more »
INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
27 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( 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

Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   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 »