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Bright spots at the UN Climate Talks

It feels strange to look back at an event that was perceived as disappointing by so many people around the world and yet feel energised with our work and results. Yet, two distinct perceptions of …

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Seven new organisations join the World Federation for Animals

The World Federation for Animals has recently expanded its membership to include seven diverse organisations from around the globe, working in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Oceania. These new members bring unique perspectives and …

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World Federation for Animals at UN Climate Change Conference 

The UN Climate Change Conference kicks off on Monday in Bonn, and the World Federation for Animals (WFA) will be there to emphasise how protecting animals strengthens climate action. Over the two-week conference, the Federation …

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WFA welcomes new leadership to champion global animal welfare

The World Federation for Animals (WFA) has announced its newly elected Board following its General …
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World Federation for Animals commits to elevating animal welfare in the sustainable development agenda at first-ever General Assembly

Copenhagen, Denmark (May 15, 2024 ) — The World Federation for Animals (WFA), comprised of …
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Friends in high places: how the tide turned on the donkey skin trade

by Marianne Steel, CEO, The Donkey Sanctuary for World Donkey Day, It has been almost …
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Six Fish Farm Cages Float On The Ocean, Covered With Netting To Prevent Birds From Eating The Fish Inside. Sea Bass Populate Some Of The Cages, While Others Sit Empty But Are Soon To Be Filled With Salmon. Trabzon, Trabzon Province, Black Sea Region, Turkiye, 2023. Havva Zorlu / We Animals Media

Animal welfare: key recommendation for addressing AMR at the UN General Assembly

The indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials to mask the predictable emergence of infectious …
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A Light Coloured Mink Kit Looks Up Inside A Bare Wire Cage On A Fur Farm. Mink Have Similar Receptors In Their Upper Respiratory Tract To Humans And Birds, Making Them A Very Suitable Intermediary Host Species For Many Viruses. Narpio, Finland, 2023. Oikeutta Elaimille / We Animals Media

Extension in pandemic agreement talks: A last push for global health and animal welfare

In the last two weeks of March, the International Negotiation Body (INB) tasked with forging an international agreement for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, met for the ninth time. This session was expected to be …

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NGOs unite in a call for transformative action for animal welfare at the 2024 HLPF

“Without urgent, transformative, and bold policy action, human, animal and environmental health and well-being face a catastrophic future” stated the NGO Major Group in its recommendations for the 2024 session of the High-Level Political Forum …

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New allies in animal welfare

On 11 March 2024, the World Federation for Animals welcomed six new members, each bringing valuable expertise from conservation, animal law, and international trade to next-gen materials, enhancing our collective knowledge alongside our current members. …

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UNEA-6 Resolutions: What they mean for animals

On March 1, 2024, the UN Environment Assembly at its sixth session (UNEA-6) adopted 15 …
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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the …
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Animal Welfare at the UN: Progress & Path Ahead

Two years ago the UN Environment Assembly at its fifth session (UNEA5) marked a pivotal …
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Shaping a sustainable future: New recommendations for global biodiversity and animal welfare

In a collaborative effort with the chair of WFA’s Biodiversity Working Group, Born Free Foundation, …
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2023: A year of progress for animal welfare & sustainability

2023 has been a year of progress and collaboration in the world of animal welfare and sustainable development, towards our vision of a world in which animal sentience is respected and all animals live a …

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UN General Assembly calls for greater ambition to strengthen animal health & welfare

Linking animal welfare to sustainable agriculture Last month, the UN General Assembly underscored the need for increased urgency to ensure that animal health and welfare can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In its …

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The Federation welcomes EAST and Sinergia Animal as Full Members

The Federation is thrilled to announce the inclusion of two trailblazing organizations from Asia and Latin America as full members.  Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) EAST joins with a mission to reshape the …

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