IFAW's political advocacy work
- The PROTECT campaign
- How can I work in my community to help animals?
- How is IFAW working to help animals through the CITES treaty?
- What are IFAW efforts for animal welfare at CMS?
- What is the International Whaling Commission (IWC)?
- What is the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW)?
- How can I learn more about ecological sustainability?
Political advocacy news
Each generation that joins the animal welfare and conservation movement brings with it new energy and new ideas. The more we Read more »
When we think about election issues, animal welfare is rarely top-of-mind. The economy, foreign policy, and the Read more »
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
About three years ago I received a phone call from award-winning German documentary filmmaker Jakob Kneser. It was shortly Watch Video »
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a Read more »
At this year’s 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »