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Political advocacy news
Saturday in Washington, DC was drizzling and overcast, but the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd at the March for Science Read more »
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Read more »
Today, over a third of the licensed ivory trading outlets in China, including a dozen ivory carving factories, will no Read more »
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
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 »
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
Animal Welfare Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act” to Prohibit Private Ownership of Dangerous Big Cats
Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) fo Read more »
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 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 »
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble. For years the International Fund for Read more »
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
As the International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic drew to a Read more »
How would you feel if all of your neighbors were invited to jump aboard a life boat while you and yours were left to sink or Read more »