Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/17 en Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence <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, 07/08/2016</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="264" title="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" alt="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_4.jpg?1467989508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari&mdash;the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014&mdash;has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;IFAW immediately reached out to contacts in Tanzania and understood that the decision was under review by Tanzanian authorities,&rdquo; said Ian Robinson, VP Animal Welfare and Conservation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Animal welfare ekephants poaching rhinos safari Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:24 +0000 adintino 108098 at http://www.ifaw.org The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking <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, 06/20/2016</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="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " alt="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_1.jpg?1466436125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal wildlife trafficking ivory trade trophy hunting Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:22:58 +0000 adintino 107931 at http://www.ifaw.org New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide <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, 06/14/2016</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="383" title="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide" alt="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW_TrophyHuntingReport-300px.jpg?1465902619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far</em></p> <p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) released <strong><em>Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade</em>.</strong> The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of trophy hunting trade and isolates the largest importers of animal trophies worldwide. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Elephants Tigers animal trophies elephants ino trophy hunting lions rhino horns tigers Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:19:02 +0000 adintino 107841 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations: http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-ivory-regulations <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, 06/02/2016</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 Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations: " alt="IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations: " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_5.jpg?1464873643" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Americans accept our shared responsibility to </strong><strong>protect wildlife, wherever it may roam</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, CEO of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the United States&rsquo; final ivory regulations:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-ivory-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephant ivory elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade poaching Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:26:18 +0000 adintino 107676 at http://www.ifaw.org Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/largest-ivory-burn-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 burn ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory burn 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-burn-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