Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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, 07/06/2015</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="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." alt="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_2.jpg?1436196409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.</p> <p>The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Chimelong Guangzhou Harare Zimbabwe zoos Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:35 +0000 slajoie 104593 at http://www.ifaw.org Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <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, 06/29/2015</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="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <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, 06/19/2015</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="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square <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, 06/19/2015</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="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" alt="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Azzedine_NYC_Ivory_Crush_300px.jpg?1434727884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade</em></p> <p>The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants confiscated elephant ivory elephant illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade NYC Ivory Crush US Ivory Crush Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:40:45 +0000 adintino 104423 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-welcomes-andrew-c-wilson-new-vp-philanthropy <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, 06/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW&rsquo;s base of 1.9 million supporters worldwide and developing new strategies to secure IFAW&rsquo;s fundraising success within the ever evolving global philanthropic landscape.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-welcomes-andrew-c-wilson-new-vp-philanthropy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrew Wilson Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:43:48 +0000 adintino 104373 at http://www.ifaw.org