Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal <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, 09/26/2016</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="200" title="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal" alt="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px.jpg?1474890854" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention.</p> <p>The United States stated that &ldquo;Parties have addressed domestic markets where there is a clear nexus between domestic and international trade. There is no better example of this clear nexus than elephants. We reject that we&rsquo;re acting beyond the scope of the Convention.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger bones Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:56:56 +0000 adintino 109098 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites <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, 09/23/2016</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="310" height="207" title="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" alt="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Elephant_310px.jpg?1474635181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Monday (26 September).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos birds elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching reptiles rhinoceros wildlife cybercrime Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:53:24 +0000 adintino 109063 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-africa <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, 09/21/2016</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="310" height="217" title="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" alt="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-CITES-rhino-pic_310px.jpg?1474475635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora <a href="https://cites.org/cop17">(CITES)</a> will hold its 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be affected by decisions taken by the delegates including rhinos, lions, elephants, pangolins, Barbary macaques and African Grey parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers African Grey Parrot barbary macaques CITES elephants illegal wildlife trades Ivory ivory trade lions pangolins poaching rhinos wildlife trade Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:27 +0000 adintino 109010 at http://www.ifaw.org Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress <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, 08/31/2016</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="640" height="480" title="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" alt="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_press_release_0.jpg?1472679989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world&rsquo;s largest gathering of conservation leaders.</p> <p>IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species. Its adoption through the first-ever online voting process of IUCN was by a majority of both government and NGO members.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:04:33 +0000 smoos 108767 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary <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, 08/17/2016</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="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" alt="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_6.jpg?1471440638" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total&nbsp; ivory trade ban in France, <a href="http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Segolene-Royal-renforce-l,48356.html">a more toned down version has just been published in the decree</a> issued jointly by S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, and St&eacute;phane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos elephant ivory illegal ivory ivory trade ban rhino rhino horn white gold Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:31:06 +0000 adintino 108615 at http://www.ifaw.org Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tech-industry-leaders-join-forces-against-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-online <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, 08/12/2016</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="Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online" alt="Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_3.jpg?1471006373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade </em></p> <p>On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tech-industry-leaders-join-forces-against-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal online trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhino poaching tigers Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:05:24 +0000 adintino 108578 at http://www.ifaw.org