Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17 en IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-president-azzedine-downes-honored-%E2%80%98animal-guardian%E2%80%99-rodale <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, 01/27/2016</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="200" title="IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list" alt="IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/azzedine_300px.jpg?1453924878" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">President and CEO Azzedine Downes</a> is named as an &ldquo;Animal Guardian&rdquo; in Rodale, Inc.&rsquo;s first ever <a href="http://www.rodalewellness.com/content/the-rodale-100">Rodale 100 List</a> under the Social Outreach category. The list is comprised of 100 individuals whose innovative, impactful, and influential work creates positive change in the world.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-president-azzedine-downes-honored-%E2%80%98animal-guardian%E2%80%99-rodale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Guardian Azzedine Downes Rodale Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:07:00 +0000 adintino 106562 at http://www.ifaw.org Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/sri-lanka-destroys <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">Mon, 01/25/2016</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="199" title="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" alt="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_2629_300px.jpg?1453818174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Corrected 26 January 2016: Number&nbsp; of tusks destroyed was 359.</p> <p>Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.</p> <p>Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/sri-lanka-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES destroy confiscated ivory elephants elephants tusks illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:47:15 +0000 adintino 106532 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II targeting ivory and rhino horn traffickers http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers <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, 12/30/2015</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="400" height="264" title="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" alt="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/231_sqligalleryfullscreenImage-01_2.jpg?1451573670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to INTERPOL&#39;s announcement of impact from their enforcement action <a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-231">Operation Worthy II</a>, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Turtles Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:12:09 +0000 smoos 106369 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds US Government Action to Protect Lions Under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-us-government-action-protect-lions-under-endangered-species-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">Mon, 12/21/2015</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="610" height="434" title="US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act. " alt="US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lion_press.jpg?1450708918" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Responding to a petition filed by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-us-government-action-protect-lions-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats cecil Endangered Species Act lions threatened Walter Palmer Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:34:55 +0000 slajoie 106299 at http://www.ifaw.org Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/vietnam-seizes <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, 12/18/2015</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="©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory" alt="©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/confiscated_Ivory_300px_4.jpg?1450447961" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container.</p> <p>And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui International Airport in Surat Thani Province on December 10<sup>th</sup>. The ivory had been smuggled from Nigeria via Singapore</p> <p>The 2,2 tonnes of ivory in 835 individual pieces adds up to nearly seven tonnes the amount of ivory seized by Vietnam in just five large scale confiscations this year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/vietnam-seizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants confiscated elephant ivory elephant ivory elephants Illegal elephant ivory wildlife trafficking Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:14:06 +0000 adintino 106274 at http://www.ifaw.org Government criticised over pointless deaths of hundreds more badgers as it claims cull is a success and extends roll out http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/government-criticised-over-pointless-deaths-hundreds-more-badgers-it-claims-cull-success-and-ex <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, 12/17/2015</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="350" height="260" title="©shutterstock" alt="©shutterstock" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/badger_image_copyright_shutterstock_web_13.jpg?1450357863" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three areas of the country and the Government&rsquo;s decision to further roll out the badger cull.</p> <p>Despite failing to meet minimum targets in the first two years of culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire, this year the Government also rolled out the controversial cull to Dorset.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/government-criticised-over-pointless-deaths-hundreds-more-badgers-it-claims-cull-success-and-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy badger badger cull UK Badger cull Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:12:34 +0000 adintino 106261 at http://www.ifaw.org