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Political advocacy news
While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
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 »
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 countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
– 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 »
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 »
Recently, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced a plan to sue the US government over the recent decision to list two Read more »
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
Anti-whistleblower bills ("ag-gag" bills) seek to criminalize exposing cruel treatment of animals and dangerous Read more »
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »