Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino <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">Mar 15 2017</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="310" height="217" title="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino " alt="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-CITES-rhino-pic_310px_0.jpg?1489584566" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world&rsquo;s leading rhino conservationists.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos dehorning rhinos illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino Rhino hor wildlife trade Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:44:44 +0000 adintino 110754 at http://www.ifaw.org Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-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">Mar 3 2017</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="1366" height="768" title="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " alt="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20WWD%20Collage_0.jpg?1488547316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild animals and plants.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) partnered to end rampant illegal wildlife trade and encourage active youth involvement in wildlife protection.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles #DoOneThingToday #ListenToYoungVoices #WWD2017 #Youth4Wildlife CITES conservation illegal wildlife trade wildlife protection world wildlife day WWD. WIldlife consevation Youth for Wildlife Conservation Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:20:23 +0000 adintino 110634 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-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">Mar 3 2017</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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org Aerial elephant census in Tsavo http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo <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">Feb 27 2017</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="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" alt="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Aerial-Elephant-Census_2017_300px.jpg?1488227446" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 11,076 in 2014; 12,573 in 2011 and 11,733 in 2008. The final results will be announced as soon as scientists finish compiling the data.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants Chyulu Hills National Parks elephant census Elephant poaching elephant populations habitat loss human animal conflict Kwale Mkomazi South Kitui National Reserve Taita ranches Tsavo Tsavo East Tsavo West Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:40:20 +0000 adintino 110567 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protecting-pangolins-world-pangolin-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">Feb 16 2017</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="191" title="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" alt="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Pangolin_300px.jpg?1487261352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world&rsquo;s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are severely dwindling due to a massive and growing demand for their scales, which are believed to have curative properties in East Asian medicine, and their meat, which is highly regarded as a symbol of status.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protecting-pangolins-world-pangolin-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Illegal trade pangolin world pangolin day Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:13 +0000 adintino 110457 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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