News

Finn at the Animal Action Awards 2017
12 February 2019 Arthur Thomas
Last Friday marked a great step in the campaign to recognise service animals in UK law as Finn’s Law, or The Read more »
The ZEN Project: Making a difference for individual animals, wildlife population
12 February 2019 Jimmiel Mandima
Nestled between national parks and elephant migration paths, Panda Masuie Forest Reserve was originally a lush landscape Read more »
Elephants
5 February 2019 Dan Carter
At IFAW we base our principles and decision making on sound science, that’s why we’re proud to be partners with Read more »
Rachel Smith
5 February 2019 Dan Carter
This is a guest post from Rachel Smith, who won this year’s IFAW/Winchester essay competition with her essay, " Read more »
Bear the detection dog helps protect Australia's endangered quoll
4 January 2019 Rebecca Keeble
When it comes to saving Australia’s native marsupials, detection dog Bear knows the hard work it takes to locate and Read more »
We now have a UK ivory ban!
11 December 2018 David Cowdrey
After all the hard work IFAW and you as our supporters have put into getting an ivory ban to protect elephants we can Read more »
A monumental moment as we release raptors on the Great Wall
5 December 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
On a brilliant November day, ifaw president and CEO Azzedine Downes and I climbed the Great Wall. Autumn foliage dots the Read more »
Celebrating marine milestones as we reach our 5000th response
28 November 2018 Katie Moore
I remember my first mass stranding response. On November 27th, 1998 our team responded to three dolphins stranded in Read more »
Finding hope among the Camp Fire wreckage
21 November 2018 Shannon Walajtys
Crawling on all fours through ashes, searching dark homes by headlamp, and coaxing frightened cats out from under dressers Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
eBay and IFAW celebrate a decade-long ivory ban across company platforms
24 January 2019
This month marks 10 years since eBay introduced a global ivory ban across its platforms to help protect elephants. eBay’s ivory ban, combined with their Animal and Wildlife Products Policy and with support from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
22 January 2019
  IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is hosting a 2019 global art contest in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flor Read more »
20 December 2018
Today’s successful passing of the UK ivory ban with Royal Assent has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step to help end the elephant poaching crisis. After the Ivory Bill passed its final Read more »
IFAW statement on badger cull figures
18 December 2018
Philip Mansbridge, UK Director of IFAW, said: “It is shocking to hear that more than 32,000 British badgers were cruelly killed this year as part of the Government’s unscientific and ineffective badger cull. This number is at its hig Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
15 October 2018
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference tomorrow, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildli Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW UK
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Annual Report 2017 IFAW UK Read more »
Audited Financials
by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 Read more »
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action
by jjones
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2017 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 »
Cause for celebration: Maino, the first rhino ever to be released into Manas kic
5 June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
There’s more good news coming out of Manas National Park in Assam, India. Mainao, the first rhino to be hand-reared Read more »
SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4 June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
3 June 2013 by Anna Filippova
Update: We’re thrilled to report that, not only is Zolushka thriving in her new home, but in December 2015 she became Read more »
IFAW UK office staff, some dressed in costume, during the March on June 1st.ac
3 June 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. § When I put my brand new white trousers on this morning and I Read more »
IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland and Dr. Brian May outside Downing Street.
1 June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
The Thursday before the National March Against the Badger Cull in London I received a message from one of our supporters Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1 June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31 May 2013 by adintino
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London Read more »
IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner and ‘Batman’
29 May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
My first couple of days in Oklahoma, were filled with many happy reunions like Tinker's. But after the rush, it got Read more »
 The British government was to cull 70% of the badgers in the most TB affected a
29 May 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
The story of the British badger is certainly a sad tale to tell. Not very long ago badgers used to roam the British Isles 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 »