Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/19 en China applies trade ban to wildlife auctions http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china-applies-trade-ban-wildlife-auctions <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">Wed, 01/11/2012</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="China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions" alt="China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tigerbonewine01_300.jpg?1326311383" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&mdash;<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) applauds an emergency notice from China&rsquo;s State Forestry Administration urging all Chinese auction houses to adhere to wildlife laws and regulations. The notice highlights China&rsquo;s trade ban on tiger bone and rhino horn, emphasizing that the ban applies to all auctions.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china-applies-trade-ban-wildlife-auctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade illegal wildlife trade rhino tigers Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:57:34 +0000 adintino 45311 at http://www.ifaw.org Federal legislation seeks to protect big cats, as tiger and cougar are rescued in Ohio http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/federal-legislation-seeks-protect-big-cats-tiger-and-cougar-are-rescued-ohio <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, 03/23/2012</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="© IFAW/ V. DeWitt" alt="© IFAW/ V. DeWitt" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cougar_300px.jpg?1332518083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Monday, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar are being loaded onto a rescue trailer in Ohio and moving 800 miles away to their new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) is providing an emergency grant to help cover the costs of the move and spacious enclosure in Sandstone, Minnesota. The rescue comes on the heels of new federal legislation which seeks to prohibit private ownership of big cats.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/federal-legislation-seeks-protect-big-cats-tiger-and-cougar-are-rescued-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Big Cats big cats cougars The Wildcat Sanctuary tigers Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:08:52 +0000 adintino 54436 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW helps rescue nine tigers and one cougar from a failing sanctuary in Arkansas http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-helps-rescue-nine-tigers-and-one-cougar-failing-sanctuary-arkansas <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, 02/14/2013</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="Archive photo ©IIFAW" alt="Archive photo ©IIFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cougar_300px_0.jpg?1360854733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) announced today an emergency grant to rescue the last remaining 10 big cats from Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary near Mountainburg, Arkansas. The funds are being used to build temporary enclosures for the tigers at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR), located 80 miles to the north.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-helps-rescue-nine-tigers-and-one-cougar-failing-sanctuary-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats animal rescue big cats cougars TCWR tigers Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:19:32 +0000 adintino 86836 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES Photos and Video for Press http://www.ifaw.org/africa/cites2013 <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, 03/03/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/l-fCcOPt0Pg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Preview images here:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/cites2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales CITES elephants illegal wildlife trade polar bears Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:40:45 +0000 rbartlett 88421 at http://www.ifaw.org Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-poaching-rampant-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, 03/08/2013</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="Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia" alt="Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tiger_300px.jpg?1362753517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Far East, home of the last Amur tigers, worried that may be wiped out. In the previous 12 months there have&nbsp; been a record number of confiscated tiger parts (belonging to 17-20 tigers) as well as a record number (9) of tiger cubs (representing at least four litters) that had to be rescued from the wild (their mothers most likely having been poached).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-poaching-rampant-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers Amur tigers CITES poaching russia tigars Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:52:00 +0000 adintino 88811 at http://www.ifaw.org Endangered Amur Tiger Released to the Wild in Far East Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/endangered-amur-tiger-released-wild-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">Mon, 05/13/2013</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="168" title="Endangered Amur Tiger Released to the Wild in Far East Russia" alt="Endangered Amur Tiger Released to the Wild in Far East Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/zolushkarelease_300.jpg?1368451523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.</p> <p>As it happens frequently in Russia&rsquo;s Far East, the Amur tigress became an orphan in the winter of 2012. Zolushka&rsquo;s mother was a likely victim of poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/endangered-amur-tiger-released-wild-far-east-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Cinderalla Phoenix Fund Russian Academy of Sciences Special Inspection Tiger Tiger Zolushka Mon, 13 May 2013 13:25:36 +0000 adintino 91866 at http://www.ifaw.org