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Political advocacy news
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that seeks to destroy Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The Read more »
Since his inauguration two months ago, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to scrap Obama-era climate change Read more »
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
Update: On the final day of the Conference, Parties ratified a commitment to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade by Watch Video »
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: “While America is celebrating the 114th anniversary of Read more »
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait 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 »
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Read more »
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Read more »
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »