IFAW's political advocacy work
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- 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)?
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Political advocacy news
This week, the U.S. government ended its public comment period on a proposal to list the African lion as a Threatened Read more »
Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, and offer more Read more »
On Sunday, President Obama announced plans to shield over 12 million acres of pristine northern landscapes from dangerous Read more »
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million 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 »
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 »
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal 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 »
Yesterday marked a significant day for our closest living relative—the chimpanzee. In response to a brilliant 2010 Read more »
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday. I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
Last week, a grand jury in Pensacola, Florida indicted Charles Kokesh on three counts: violating the Endangered Species Act Read more »
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London Read more »