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- How is IFAW working to help animals through the CITES treaty?
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- What is the International Whaling Commission (IWC)?
- What is the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW)?
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Political advocacy news
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
There aren’t too many elephants or rhinos wandering the streets of Worcester or the Hub, but Massachusetts is about to 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 »
With an estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears remaining in the wild, we continue to ask why 400 bears are unnecessarily killed Read more »
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
Despite nationwide uproar and the blight it places upon his state, Wisconsin judge Peter Anderson recently issued a final Read more »
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »