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Each year the debate occurs over which type of Christmas tree is better for the environment: real or artificial. And each year the answer is: it depends. Regarding environmental impact, there are multiple factors to consider. Nearly all real Christmas trees sold worldwide are grown on...

When people think of the ivory trade, most probably think of China at one point or another.  According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), China is home to the largest ivory market in the world, so this thought process isn't far off.  However,...

Seeing a backyard filled with flourishing wildlife during any season of the year is desired by many and one common way to achieve this is through bird feeding.  In fact, studies have shown more than 40% of Americans feed birds in their backyards and in...

Earlier this month, California passed the ballot measure Proposition 12 which mandates more space for particular farm animals and bans the confinement of egg-laying hens in cages. Also called the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, Proposition 12 aims to eventually ban the sale of any agricultural products...

Most often known for being the fastest of all dog breeds, clocked at running 44mph, greyhounds and specifically greyhounds in Florida have been making headlines along with the latest election results.  Florida had the opportunity to phase out the practice of commercial dog racing in...

Currently, IFCNR is working on refreshing our webpage with one of the main purposes being to incorporate a better explanation of the underpinning ethical position of IFCNR as well as our approach to what we see as pressing planetary issues.  This led to the creation...

Preventing Environmental Crises Before They Occur On October 3, 2018, a signing ceremony was held in Ilulissat, Greenland where several nations met and signed a moratorium on commercial fishing in the High Arctic. This agreement will prevent commercial fishing at least 200 kilometers offshore from countries with...

Imagine going out for a well-earned dinner on the town with the excitement of ordering a pricier but certainly flavorful fish like red snapper.  Now imagine if what was served and paid for at a fairly steep price wasn't red snapper at all; it instead...