Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4 en Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat <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, 08/12/2015</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="166" title="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat" alt="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg?1439390886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world&rsquo;s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.</p> <p>Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, bringing it into waters also occupied by the endangered blue whale, the largest animal on the planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Blue Whale endangered blue whale ship strikes shipping lanes sri lanka whales Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 adintino 104997 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-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">Tue, 08/11/2015</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="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" alt="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_5.jpg?1439326877" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>On Wednesday</strong> millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> <p>&ldquo;At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is one of those days that gives everyone a chance to celebrate everything that is so wonderful about these incredible creatures and what is being done to protect them,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director: <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> Southern Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking poaching world elephant day Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:03:15 +0000 adintino 104966 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds Delta, United and American airlines trophy hunting bans http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans <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, 08/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines&rsquo; bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos airlines Cecil the lion imports trophy hunting Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:24:50 +0000 slajoie 104892 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <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, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on the Killing of Cecil the Lion http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion <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, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IFAW%20rev2%20Logo_Horiz_Color_Spelled-01.jpg" style="width: 611px; height: 231px;" />Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:46:46 +0000 smoos 104847 at http://www.ifaw.org Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org