Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/17 en IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 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="200" title="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-report-lists-african-elephants-among-top-wildlife-conservation-priorities-trump-administrat <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">Dec 22 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="New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration" alt="New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities fo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_2.jpg?1482430664" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition released on Wednesday a &ldquo;Top Ten&rdquo; list of imperiled species in need of strong conservation measures.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-report-lists-african-elephants-among-top-wildlife-conservation-priorities-trump-administrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants African wildlife conservation conservation elephants poachers trophy hunting Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:27:40 +0000 adintino 110110 at http://www.ifaw.org Pamela Anderson and IFAW meet with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare and conservation http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/pamela-anderson-and-ifaw-meet-kremlin-officials-discuss-animal-welfare-and-conservation <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">Dec 15 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="Pamela Anderson and IFAW meet with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare and conservation" alt="Pamela Anderson and IFAW meet with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare a" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/press-conference-russia-300px.jpg?1481895530" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Actress and conservationist Pamela Anderson is joining IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia this week to promote conservation of Russian wildlife. Discussion items include marine mammals and orca trade, rehabilitation and release of endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and rare falcons, blue whale conservation and youth education.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/pamela-anderson-and-ifaw-meet-kremlin-officials-discuss-animal-welfare-and-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Tigers Amur (Siberian) tigers Blue Whale conservation marine mammals orca trade rare falcons youth education Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:59:45 +0000 adintino 110008 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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">Nov 17 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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission <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">Oct 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="176" title="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission " alt="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_5.jpg?1477573334" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan&rsquo;s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC minke whales scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:25 +0000 adintino 109512 at http://www.ifaw.org Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international <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">Oct 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="147" title="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission" alt="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_300px.jpg?1477577205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world&rsquo;s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales bycatch dolphins illegal fishing International Whaling Commission IWC Vaquita Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:46 +0000 adintino 109518 at http://www.ifaw.org