Conservation Influencers


Unmasking NGOs

Conservation Influencers is a directory of 60 of the most prominent NGOs from the animal activist, environmental and ecological lobby, which analyses their history, mission, methodology, funding and reputation. It assesses their influence on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the framing of the conservation debate globally. 


Conservation is not about living in harmony with nature, it is about putting people first and managing natural resources responsibly for the benefit of humanity


There are 8 billion people on the planet. Most of them live in cities. IWMC promotes the interests of aboriginal, rural and coastal communities (ARC) because they are frontline custodians harvesting nature’s bounty. They also suffer most from human wildlife conflicts, which IWMC works to resolve or minimise. Meanwhile, people in cities and towns consume what the harvesters harvest. IWMC supports the consumptive use of wildlife and defends all cultures that enjoy its benefits wherever they live. According to the PEW charitable trusts, there are 260 million marine fisheries jobs worldwide. Many millions more are employed on the land. IWMC stands up for these workers and their communities informed by the principle of responsible, sustainable, wise use. We also firmly believe in the right of nations to manage their wildlife as they see fit. 

Youth Involvement


Through active engagement and proper guidance, young people can play a vital role in solving global and local challenges.  They can develop leadership skills and influence even policy decisions.
Their innovative ideas can help preserve our natural resources and environment. 

The CITES Global Youth Network (CGYN)

A feedback report on the inaugural CITES Global Youth Network (CGYN) meeting held in Singapore from 22 to 25 April 2024 that focused on global environmental leadership, CITES, and biodiversity conservation. The programme aimed at providing a platform for 40 youth leaders from all regions globally.

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The WHO Pandemic Instrument

On 22 April 2024, the World Health Assembly circulated an updated draft that will be discussed on 29 April. The draft can be accessed here.

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European Colonialism is Back as ‘Animal Rights’

MP’s lead the House astray with sentimentality because elephants are large, visually striking animals that capture the public’s imagination and evoke strong emotional responses. You