Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/21 en South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit <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">Aug 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="200" title="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" alt="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhino_sized_300px.jpg?1502893523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Experts say South Africa&rsquo;s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos black market illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino rhino horn rhinoceros horn Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:19 +0000 adintino 112289 at http://www.ifaw.org Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-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">Aug 11 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="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day" alt="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px.jpg?1502453366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:13:51 +0000 adintino 112235 at http://www.ifaw.org Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-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">Aug 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="300" height="200" title="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" alt="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/new-york-ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1501793132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory ivory crush Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0000 adintino 112172 at http://www.ifaw.org Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market <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 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="198" title="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " alt="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_6.jpg?1501076437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on July 6, 2016, these changes enforced a &ldquo;near-total ban&rdquo; on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) ivory.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants African elephants elephant Illegal trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:41:36 +0000 adintino 112112 at http://www.ifaw.org One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park http://www.ifaw.org/canada/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&nbsp;<strong>[update: nearly two tons]&nbsp;</strong>of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/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/canada/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/canada/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