Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17 en Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/largest-ivory-crush-ever-kenya <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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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="169" title="Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/largest-ivory-crush-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland <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, 04/26/2016</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="176" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_4.jpg?1461604976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling minke whale watching Whaling Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:32:29 +0000 adintino 107325 at http://www.ifaw.org Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-visit-indian-wildlife-rescue-centre <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, 04/12/2016</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="189" title="©IFAW - archive photo" alt="©IFAW - archive photo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ghajni-R-01_300px.jpg?1460483153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) and the Wildlife Trust of India (<a href="http://www.wildlifetrustofindia.org">www.wildlifetrustofindia.org</a>) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), where they will witness first-hand orphaned Asian elephants and rhinos and other injured wildlife and meet the dedicated staff that rescue and care for these animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-visit-indian-wildlife-rescue-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Asian Elephants Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation clouded leopards CWRC rhinos Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:47:01 +0000 adintino 107241 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seized in Nairobi http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0 <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, 03/31/2016</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="198" title="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" alt="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_2.jpg?1459515561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the source and recipients&rsquo; of the illicit ivory.</p> <p>Kenyan poaching incidents have dramatically reduced over the last two years. In 2014, 164 elephants and 35 rhinos were killed numbers which reduced in 2015 to 96 elephants and 11 rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephant illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal ivory seized Ivory poaching rhino horn Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:02:58 +0000 adintino 107135 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <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, 03/24/2016</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="176" title="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law" alt="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_3.jpg?1458826113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC Japan's whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:29:02 +0000 adintino 107081 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds China for Extending Bans of African Elephant Ivory Imports http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports <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, 03/23/2016</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="224" title="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after 1975." alt="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory_crush_300_1.jpg?1458759609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies to December 31, 2019. In the meantime, a new ban was issued that China will forbid imports of all ivory and its products acquired before CITES.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants CITES hunting trophies imports Ivory Xi Jinping Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:09:03 +0000 slajoie 107077 at http://www.ifaw.org