News: Home

Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced his intention to resume killing Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement to further advance efforts in combat Read more »
INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife
5 June 2018
Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices. Cyber-enabled wildlife crime poses a significant threat to the survival of endangered and threatened species, s Read more »
IFAW welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW. This agreement will further advance this close work Read more »
IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o
23 May 2018
Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade – released t Read more »
ifaw accepted into the iucn
9 May 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the preeminent membership Union, which provides public, private and non-governm Read more »
Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals
17 April 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes a training on the humane handling Read more »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in Read more »
1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling o Read more »
Final day of the Ivory is for Elephants Only march, June 29, 2013
15 July 2013 Christina Pretorius
I’ve always liked a good protest march. Back in the day, they were usually anti-apartheid gatherings, or protests Read more »
A happy, healthy Burky at the Northern Dogs Clinic.
12 July 2013 Janice Hannah
It always seems to be a phone call that gets the ball rolling and that’s due to the distance of the communities that Read more »
“ Japan cannot justify its sample sizes for ‘scientific whaling’ and even whethe
12 July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Australia concluded its second round of oral arguments in the Antarctic whaling case before the International Court of Read more »
Sonja Van Tichelen & Carl Schlyter at the 2013 MEP Awards
11 July 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
For the second year one MEP has been recognised for contributions to animal welfare and for the second year it was a Read more »
IFAW’s Middle East office has just released the second edition of its pocket booklet, “Common Species in Trade ( Read more »
The horror of what is happening with up to 40,000 African elephants losing their
11 July 2013 Erica Martin
I read with great interest Paula Kahumbu’s latest blog in the Guardian. I work with the IFAW communications team Read more »
Saving Wild Tigers through Law Enforcement Investigations and Field Operations
10 July 2013 Kelvin Alie
I am here at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok observing firsthand the training of law enforcement Read more »
Banded Magellanic penguin undergoing rehabilitation
9 July 2013 Valeria Ruoppolo
In October 2012 IFAW supported Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) Read more »
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Unio
9 July 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Union. To celebrate this milestone we 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 »
The group in Gradacac included representatives from throughout the community.
11 July 2014 by James Pirnay
Very dramatic floods have recently devastated a large part of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as several neighbouring Read more »
A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.
10 July 2014 by Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Read more »
The Western Gray Whale Research Team begins its 2014 expedition in Russian seas
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research team Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9 July 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
8 July 2014 by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7 July 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7 July 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather we Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3 July 2014 by Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
Teaching youth the problems with owning exotic pets
3 July 2014 by Maha Oda
Ownership of exotic animals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rampant. To stem this phenomenon, the International Fund 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 »