http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/publications/rss.xml/17/17 en Badger slaughter set to begin imminently as Government confirms seven additional kill zones added to cull http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108734 <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, 08/30/2016</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="201" title="Badger slaughter set to begin imminently " alt="Badger slaughter set to begin imminently " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Badger_300px.jpg?1472566297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has condemned plans for this year&rsquo;s badger cull, following today&rsquo;s announcement by the Government of seven additional kill zones to be added across the country.</p> <p>IFAW strongly opposes plans for the cull to be extended across new cull zones of South Devon, North Devon, two areas of Cornwall, Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire and West Dorset. This is in addition to existing cull zones in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108734" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy badger badger cull badger kill UK Badger cull Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:56:43 +0000 adintino 108734 at http://www.ifaw.org Badger slaughter set to resume with more kill zones added to irrational Government-sanctioned cull http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/badger-slaughter-set-resume-more-kill-zones-added-irrational-government-sanctioned-cull <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, 08/23/2016</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="350" height="260" title="Badger slaughter set to resume with more kill zones added to irrational Government-sanctioned cull" alt="Badger slaughter set to resume with more kill zones added to irrational Governme" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/badger_image_copyright_shutterstock_web_15.jpg?1471963561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal welfare campaigners have condemned plans for this year&rsquo;s badger cull, with five additional kill zones added across the country, according to media reports today.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) strongly opposes reported plans for the cull to be extended across new cull zones of South Devon, North Devon, North Cornwall, South Herefordshire and West Dorset. This is in addition to existing cull zones in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/badger-slaughter-set-resume-more-kill-zones-added-irrational-government-sanctioned-cull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy badger badger cull Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:18 +0000 adintino 108672 at http://www.ifaw.org Appendix II listing for silky, thresher sharks http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/18/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_18_16_citesshark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." />For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES fin finning johannesburg ocean protect Shark soup. fishing South Africa sport fishing Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:32:35 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 108640 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary http://www.ifaw.org/international/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/international/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 Seal doc Huntwatch premieres on television on Discovery Channel next month http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/seal-doc-huntwatch-premieres-television-discovery-channel-next-month <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_17_16_huntwatchdiscovery.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 606px;" /></p> <p>This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing&nbsp;documentaries on humanity&rsquo;s impact on the environment and what we can do to solve related global problems via the Discovery Impact banner. I couldn&rsquo;t think of a more fitting home for IFAW&rsquo;s flagship feature documentary, <em>Huntwatch,</em> to make its global television premiere. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/seal-doc-huntwatch-premieres-television-discovery-channel-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Seals Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Seals bloody cruel cute defenseless film HuntWatch movie seals Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:30:14 +0000 Erica Martin 108617 at http://www.ifaw.org Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-seal-slaughter <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="201" title="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter" alt="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-1025305_300px.jpg?1471373678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary <em>Huntwatch</em> narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada&rsquo;s commercial harp seal hunt, will air in the U.S. on Thursday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following a limited theatrical release by Discovery and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), and will debut worldwide later this year. Lionsgate will also distribute the film on home entertainment worldwide.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada commercial seal hunt Commercial seal hunt HuntWatch seals Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:01:07 +0000 adintino 108611 at http://www.ifaw.org