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Political advocacy news
Think globally, act locally: Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies, NGOs to protect elephants
This week’s Giants Club Summit and the weekend’s historic ivory burn in Kenya will be monumental exhibits of Read more »
Two recent US federal agency decisions bring promise for improving the welfare of big cats in the US and restricting the Read more »
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
Early this week, Curtis Wilmington, the owner of the Oahu gifts retailer Hawaiian Accessories, Inc. pleaded guilty to Watch Video »
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven species of pangolin, one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals i Read more »
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »