Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/17 en Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sri-lanka-destroys <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">Mon, 01/25/2016</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="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" alt="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_2629_300px.jpg?1453818174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Corrected 26 January 2016: Number&nbsp; of tusks destroyed was 359.</p> <p>Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.</p> <p>Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sri-lanka-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES destroy confiscated ivory elephants elephants tusks illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:47:15 +0000 adintino 106532 at http://www.ifaw.org France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/france-becomes <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">Mon, 11/23/2015</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="462" height="300" title="France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies" alt="France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Lion_300px_1.jpg?1448290978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits authorizing hunters to bring lion trophies into the country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/france-becomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats African lions hunting trophies lion trophies lions Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:17:21 +0000 adintino 105955 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-INTERPOL Agree Cooperation to Fight Global Wildlife Crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-interpol-agree-cooperation-fight-global-wildlife-crime <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, 11/17/2015</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="340" height="243" title="©IISD" alt="©IISD" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ECEC-6---INTERPOL-IFAW_300px.jpg?1447770034" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> and <a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-192">INTERPOL</a> yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime.</p> <p>The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference being held in Singapore this week.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-interpol-agree-cooperation-fight-global-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants IGCI illegal hunting illegal ivory Interpol rhinos tigers Wildlife crime Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:20:53 +0000 adintino 105885 at http://www.ifaw.org Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/applications-open-global-youth-and-wildlife-forum-south-africa <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">Sun, 10/04/2015</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="Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa" alt="Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Purabi08_300px_0.jpg?1443818907" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The search is on for 20 of the world&rsquo;s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife.</p> <p>Convened by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2016.</p> <p>Delegate applications open on Sunday, October 4<sup>th</sup> and run through until December 4<sup>th</sup> 2015. Applications and more information can be found at <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/youthforum">www.ifaw.org/youthforum</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/applications-open-global-youth-and-wildlife-forum-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy CITES conservationists Global Youth Forum South Africa Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:41:36 +0000 adintino 105459 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Parliament takes last step to ensure WTO compliance of EU seal products ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban <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, 09/08/2015</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="197" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px.jpg?1441716488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today&rsquo;s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WTO). IFAW is delighted that the import of seal products from commercial hunts in the EU will continue to be illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/eu-parliament-takes-last-step-ensure-wto-compliance-eu-seal-products-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals EU ban on seal products seal product seals World Trade Organization WTO Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:48:08 +0000 adintino 105184 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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