News: Home

Fisheries Unions are calling for an early opening of the seal hunt.
28 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
UPDATE: In a decision that is disastrous for the welfare of seal pups, the Government of Canada has caved to hunters and Read more »
President Trump’s proposed rollbacks of Obama administration climate change poli
28 March 2017 Peter LaFontaine
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
IFAW always focused on the commercial hunting of harp, hooded, and grey seals th
27 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
I remember going to the East Coast seal hunt for the first time in 2001. As the helicopter approached the seal nursery, I Read more »
Bali puppies rescued just in time
27 March 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
When Made Suwana and our Bali partners found them, the two abandoned puppies were huddling under a shrine at a graveyard. Read more »
IFAW is bringing awareness to the plight of the tiger through a campaign to alum
23 March 2017 Andy Wilson
As a Princeton alumnus, I have always revered our mascot, the tiger. Even as a child, images of this majestic beast in Dersu Read more »
The author and two officials stand with ivory recovered this past Christmas and
22 March 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The ruthlessness of Malawi’s rainy season has drastically damaged many roads and bridges in Kasungu National Park, Read more »
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centr
21 March 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two months ago, a tiger cub was admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported PRNCO Tiger Centre with a Read more »
House Joint Resolution 69 would allow the killing of bear cubs, along with their
21 March 2017
  By Jo Miller, Executive Producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Jeff Flocken, North American Read more »
The author feeds a rhino at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kaziranga, India.
19 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
March 20, the International Day of Happiness, created by the UN, is a perfect time for us all to take a step back from our Read more »
19 December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
2 December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2 December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20 November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19 November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18 November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
©IFAW - archive photo
24 November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
©IISD
17 November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16 November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26 October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16 October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15 October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15 October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill 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 US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w 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 »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
In recent months the pair has been spending less time sleeping in the boma.
12 June 2017 by Lisa Olivier
It has been an interesting week for elephants Chamilandu (11 years) and Batoka (nine years) as the two gear up for release Read more »
These pups are always seeking people´s attention, scratches, and of course food.
9 June 2017 by Erika Flores
In May I traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to help conduct a series of veterinary trainings. These trainings are a Read more »
Beatriz at Dinner features Salma Hayek and John Lithgow
9 June 2017 by Kerry Branon
What would you say if you were sitting across from the hunter who killed Cecil the lion at a dinner party? Filmmaker Mike Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017 by adintino
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death Read more »
Yuri Kolokolnikov and daughters at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Centre.
8 June 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov, one of the actors in the hit television series Game of Thrones, recently visited the International Fund Read more »
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 by Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017 by adintino
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
Nevada is now the the 7th US state to restrict the trade of wildlife products.
6 June 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Another state has taken decisive action to stop wildlife trafficking. On Monday, Governor Sandoval of Nevada signed SB 194 Read more »
Creating a network to defeat a network
5 June 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Premiere episode of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured IFAW’s tenBoma program and its architect, Lt Col 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 »