http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org Leaked federal memo confirms no science to justify killing seals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/leaked-federal-memo-confirms-no-science-justify-killing-seals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Canada’s obsession with killing seals these days is truly baffling. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/grey%20seal_thumbnail_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="Canada’s obsession with killing seals these days is truly baffling. " />This blog was also published as &ldquo;</em><strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sheryl-fink/seal-cull_b_7801756.html" target="_blank"><em>The Government&rsquo;s Grey Seal Cull is Not Based on Science</em></a></strong><em>&rdquo; in Huffington Post Canada on July 15.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/leaked-federal-memo-confirms-no-science-justify-killing-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans harper government seal Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:35:47 +0000 Sheryl Fink 104726 at http://www.ifaw.org Listing pangolins under US Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/listing-pangolins-under-us-endangered-species-act <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/15/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 2004 and 2013. Photo: © Tikki Hywood Trust For The HSUS" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/pangolin_1_Tikki-Hywood-Trust-For-The-HSUS_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 2004 and 2013. Photo: © Tikki Hywood Trust For The HSUS" />If you&rsquo;re like most Americans, you&rsquo;ve probably never heard of pangolins.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/listing-pangolins-under-us-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy combatting wildlife trafficking East Asia pangolins United States wildlife trade Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:09:03 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104685 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org Open letter to Africa’s leaders on Africa Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_africaday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." />Dear African Leader,</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa day corridor elephants Ivory poaching Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:57 +0000 Jason Bell 104068 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org