Fur is one of the most beautiful and luxurious clothing materials. Most people are interested in fur for its warmth, beauty and comfort. But it is good to know that fur is also an excellent choice for people concerned with protecting nature. Fur is a natural, long-lasting, recyclable and biodegradable material. In fact, the modern fur trade is an excellent example of the responsible and sustainable use of nature. The fur trade is regulated, nationally and internationally, to ensure that no species are endangered; the furs used are abundant. The sustainable use of wildlife and other renewable natural resources is now promoted by all major conservation authorities, including the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). For information about the modern fur trade’s environmental ethic, please visit