Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17 en South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar <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, 01/22/2015</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="200" title="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" alt="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/_MG_8622%20300px.jpg?1421944769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.</p> <p>&ldquo;These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,&rdquo; said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.</p> <p>The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horns rhino poaching Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:44 +0000 adintino 102740 at http://www.ifaw.org Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign <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, 01/15/2015</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="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" alt="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PROTECT_300jpg.jpg?1421352372" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador <strong>Joely Fisher</strong>, features notable Hollywood personalities discussing pressing issues facing animals around the world and calling upon the public to take action for animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Tigers Whales aae action for animals Animal Action Education Animal welfare big cats elephants I found a way Joely Fisher protect Protect PSAs PSAs whales Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:12:13 +0000 adintino 102699 at http://www.ifaw.org Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injured in bushfires http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/102640 <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, 01/09/2015</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="386" title="Alyse Garcia Bell Product Specialist (800)-468-9353 x5052 fax # 856-661-3450 abell@discmakers.com www.discmakers.com/myaccount 7905 N Crescent Blvd Pennsauken NJ 08110" alt="Alyse Garcia Bell Product Specialist (800)-468-9353 x5052 fax # 856-661-3450 abe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IG_Mitten_Cropped.jpg?1420833010" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires &ndash; so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of the dry season.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/102640" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Australian bushfires bushfires koalas koalas mittens mittens wildfire Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:14:22 +0000 adintino 102640 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling vessels heading to Antarctic – but without their harpoons http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons <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, 01/07/2015</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="176" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_0.jpg?1420642060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal.</p> <p>Japan&rsquo;s Fisheries Agency announced that a reduced number of boats will instead head to the Antarctic to carry out sighting surveys, biopsy work and photo identification of whales led by the country&rsquo;s Institute of Cetacean Research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commerical whaling ICJ IWC Japan's whaling Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:48:00 +0000 adintino 102606 at http://www.ifaw.org Koalas sew need you this summer http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/102608 <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, 01/07/2015</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="199" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Koala%20Bear_300_0.jpg?1420644032" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW, (the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires.</p> <p>Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales during fierce wildfires over the past week. We expect koalas may come into the care of wildlife groups as the fire grounds are opened up to rescuers searching for injured animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/102608" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue bushfires koalas South Australian wildfires Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:19:06 +0000 adintino 102608 at http://www.ifaw.org Government slammed for another year of badger cull failure http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/government-slammed-another-year-badger-cull-failure <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, 12/18/2014</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="350" height="260" title="© shutterstock" alt="© shutterstock" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/badger_image_copyright_shutterstock_web_9.jpg?1418917856" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s Government announcement that the second year of the controversial pilot badger cull again failed to reach its target number and will continue next year was condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), other NGOs and MPs from across the political spectrum.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/government-slammed-another-year-badger-cull-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> badger cull badgers culling UK Badger cull Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:15 +0000 adintino 102453 at http://www.ifaw.org