Make a New Year’s wish for animals

Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world.

While 2015 was an extremely successful year for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we now turn our sights toward 2016, hoping to achieve similar triumphs throughout this New Year.

Our careful planning sets a course for our work, and we will be reporting the accomplishments here on this blog and our many social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

My wish list includes (in no particular order):

  • Sustained collaboration with institutions to fight the scourge of wildlife trade and building momentum in our innovative tenBoma project that will revolutionize the fight against elephant poaching.
  • Continued progress in China with reducing consumer demand of wildlife products and spreading awareness through our Key Opinion Leader outreach.
  • Greater protections for imperiled species in international summits like the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Johannesburg, South Africa; the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Hawaii; the meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portorož, Slovenia; and the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancún, Mexico.
  • Greater protections for animals from cruel commercial hunts—including Japan’s whaling in the Southern Ocean and the seal hunt in Canada.
  • More worldwide collaboration with communities in addressing their issues regarding the care of dogs and cats.
  • Increasing collaboration in caring for animals impacted by unpredictable natural and man-made disasters—building robust emergency response networks in areas of the world that need them most.
  • A much anticipated roll-out of country-specific solutions to mitigate the causes of climate change as promised in the recent summit in Paris

What about you?

What would you like to see the animal welfare community as a whole or IFAW specifically respond to, find solutions for, or address for the protection of animals?

Please go here to submit your 2016 “wish for animals.”

Thank you as always for your interest and support.

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