IFAW's political advocacy work
- The PROTECT campaign
- 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
Each generation that joins the animal welfare and conservation movement brings with it new energy and new ideas. The more we Read more »
Today Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 3546) Read more »
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States 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 search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT 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 »
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s 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 »
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 »
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to America this week presents a prime opportunity for President Obama, Read more »
In a world where the poaching and capture of wildlife to feed the demand for both live animals and their body parts remains Read more »
Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between Read more »