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A newly enacted law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a long-awaited ban on the private ownership and sale Read more »
Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals. #UAE penalizes possession Read more »
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 »
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition released on Wednesday a “Top Ten” list of imperiled species in need of strong conservati Read more »
Actress and conservationist Pamela Anderson is joining IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia this week to promote conservation of Russian wildlife. Discussion items include marine mammals and orca trade, rehabi Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq 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 »
Recently, we shared the best news for elephants in a long time: the release of the President’s new National Strategy Read more »
Click on the image above to see Secretary Kerry's remarks. John Forbes Kerry is the most ocean-centered U.S. Secretary Read more »