Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-ton-elephant-ivory-be-destroyed-central-park <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">Jul 12 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/NYSDEC_Ivory22%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 436px;" />WHAT: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-ton-elephant-ivory-be-destroyed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory Ivory NYC Ivory Crush US Ivory Crush Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:01:22 +0000 adintino 111966 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction <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">Jun 26 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="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " alt="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg?1498484659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa&rsquo;s biggest rhino breeder to <a href="https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/science-and-environment/2017-06-24-sa-breeder-hosts-first-ever-online-global-auction-selling-500kg-worth-of-rhino-horn/">sell</a> part of his rhino horn stockpile &ndash; 500 kgs of horn &ndash; in a legal global online auction in August 2017.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Rhinos endangered wildlife illegal poaching poaching rhino rhino horns Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:48 +0000 adintino 111780 at http://www.ifaw.org India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards <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">Jun 21 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="225" title="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" alt="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bengal-monitor-lizard-rescued-by-forest-wildlife-staff-kokrajhar-from-kokrajhar-town-market-admi_300px.jpg?1498050377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual &ldquo;forked&rdquo; penises.</p> <div> <p><em>Hatha Jodi</em>, are touted as a &lsquo;rare root&rsquo; and powerful charm by occult practitioners in India. They are sold openly on main mainstream e-commerce websites.</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illeagal online wildlife trade lizards Monitor lizards Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:14:14 +0000 adintino 111739 at http://www.ifaw.org Online wildlife trade: IFAW measures its impact in France http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/online-wildlife-trade-ifaw-measures-its-impact-france <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">Jun 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW&rsquo;s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as to raise awareness about this issue among politicians, police forces, commercial websites and consumers.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/online-wildlife-trade-ifaw-measures-its-impact-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers African Grey parrots elephant ivory elephants Hermann tortoises Ivory ivory trade leopards online wildlife trade tigers Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:39:39 +0000 adintino 111902 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand reduction efforts http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/another-record-pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-signals-urgent-need-demand-reduction-efforts <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">Jun 1 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="191" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Pangolin_300px_1.jpg?1496325657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being killed. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked tirelessly to achieve protections for all eight pangolin species under Appendix I of CITES in September 2016, and as co-author of a technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/another-record-pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-signals-urgent-need-demand-reduction-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales wildlife trade Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:03:20 +0000 adintino 111559 at http://www.ifaw.org