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In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by the Read more »
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Conservationists launch appeal on Vulture’s day: “Ban killer drug or Europe’s birds face extinctions”
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif 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 »
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »