Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops <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">Mar 29 2017</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="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" alt="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_5.jpg?1490817476" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>By week&rsquo;s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> offered the following statement in response:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants illegal ivory Ivory Ivory factories Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:02:41 +0000 adintino 110903 at http://www.ifaw.org International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-day-happiness-report-emphasizes-wellbeing-animals-and-people <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">Mar 16 2017</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="199" title="International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people" alt="International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_5306_300px.jpg?1489680106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual&rsquo;s experience of joy?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-day-happiness-report-emphasizes-wellbeing-animals-and-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Rhinos animal conservation Animal welfare GDP Gross National Happiness International Day of Happiness Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:08:45 +0000 adintino 110778 at http://www.ifaw.org Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day <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">Mar 3 2017</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="1366" height="768" title="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " alt="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20WWD%20Collage_0.jpg?1488547316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild animals and plants.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) partnered to end rampant illegal wildlife trade and encourage active youth involvement in wildlife protection.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles #DoOneThingToday #ListenToYoungVoices #WWD2017 #Youth4Wildlife CITES conservation illegal wildlife trade wildlife protection world wildlife day WWD. WIldlife consevation Youth for Wildlife Conservation Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:20:23 +0000 adintino 110634 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day <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">Mar 3 2017</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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org Aerial elephant census in Tsavo http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo <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">Feb 27 2017</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="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" alt="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Aerial-Elephant-Census_2017_300px.jpg?1488227446" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 11,076 in 2014; 12,573 in 2011 and 11,733 in 2008. The final results will be announced as soon as scientists finish compiling the data.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants Chyulu Hills National Parks elephant census Elephant poaching elephant populations habitat loss human animal conflict Kwale Mkomazi South Kitui National Reserve Taita ranches Tsavo Tsavo East Tsavo West Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:40:20 +0000 adintino 110567 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 2017</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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org