In 2005, the UN agreed on a set of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that included goals for Life in Water (SDG 15) and Life on Land (SDG 15). While these two goals provide an opening to address animal conservation and welfare, the International Fund for Animal Welfare has argued that the inclusion of animal welfare and conservation is vital for the successful achievement of the SDGs.
"Animal Welfare and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),"
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