IFAW's political advocacy work
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- 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
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Read more »
I recently told you about our bid to “uplist” African elephants to Endangered status under the US Endangered Read more »
There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, Read more »
The American Bar Association (ABA)—a professional organization consisting of nearly 400,000 legal practitioners and Read more »
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 »
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”: “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s decision to open Arctic and Atlantic areas for oil and gas development
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf. The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
There aren’t too many elephants or rhinos wandering the streets of Worcester or the Hub, but Massachusetts is about to Read more »