Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/19 en Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year. http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-pevious-year <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, 09/29/2014</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="224" title="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." alt="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TigerDay2014%20Boy_tiger_makeup_costume_300px.jpg?1412085127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The 15<sup>th</sup> annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28 &nbsp;involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before.</p> <p>It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russian Far East and is considered one of the most popular environmental festivals in Russia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-pevious-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger anti poaching Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade Tiger Day 2014 tigers wildlife trade Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:27 +0000 adintino 101585 at http://www.ifaw.org Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia <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, 09/26/2014</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="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" alt="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Cinderella_7_by%20Phoenix%20300%20px.jpg?1411752103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok &nbsp;and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare<em> (</em><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger and that their population may be decreasing despite recent successes in tiger rehabilitation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger big cats illeagal hunting Internet trade poaching russia tiger day tigers Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:23:03 +0000 adintino 101525 at http://www.ifaw.org The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia <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">Thu, 05/22/2014</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="169" title="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" alt="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WP_20140520_10_30_25_300px.jpg?1400779903" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers Amur tigers Phoenix Fund tiger rehabilitation center tigers Thu, 22 May 2014 13:48:17 +0000 adintino 100345 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …. http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6 <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, 03/10/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …." alt="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mr%20Yuan%20Xikun%20300px.jpg?1394457800" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fondness of China&rsquo;s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country&rsquo;s most eminent figures have their way.</p> <p>Numerous proposals urging for the government to take immediate and strict measures to curtail the consumption and demand for endangered wildlife are tabled at the annual conferences of China&rsquo;s legislative bodies - the National People&rsquo;s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People&rsquo;s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant ivory illegal Ivory rhino horn tiger bone wildlife trade Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:23:40 +0000 adintino 99537 at http://www.ifaw.org High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally <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, 02/25/2014</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="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" alt="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_0.jpg?1393348295" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study published in the journal <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.031"><em><font color="#0000ff">Biological Conservation</font></em></a>&nbsp;</span>describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and drugs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers criminal elephants poachers poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:23:53 +0000 slajoie 99418 at http://www.ifaw.org International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-makes-positive-pledges-protect-animals <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">Thu, 02/13/2014</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="International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect animals" alt="International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_2.jpg?1392320672" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today&rsquo;s London Summit on the issue.</p> <p>Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threatened by the bloody poaching crisis at the meeting hosted by the UK Government, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-makes-positive-pledges-protect-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant Illegal wildlife products illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger products Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:44:45 +0000 adintino 99293 at http://www.ifaw.org