Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sri-lanka-destroys <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, 01/25/2016</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="199" title="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" alt="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_2629_300px.jpg?1453818174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Corrected 26 January 2016: Number&nbsp; of tusks destroyed was 359.</p> <p>Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.</p> <p>Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sri-lanka-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES destroy confiscated ivory elephants elephants tusks illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:47:15 +0000 adintino 106532 at http://www.ifaw.org More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-32-tonnes-illegal-ivory-seized <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, 01/04/2016</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="More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015" alt="More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_3.jpg?1451919397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms.</p> <p>In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while one seizure in Singapore in May weighed 3,7 tonnes; in August in Da Nang, Vietnam law enforcers grabbed 3,903 tonnes of illegal ivory in three separate confiscations. In November Vietnam seized a further 860 kgs of ivory and most recently &ndash; on 17 December &ndash; Vietnam seized a further 2,2 tonnes of ivory from Mozambique.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-32-tonnes-illegal-ivory-seized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trafficking poached ivory Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:57:22 +0000 adintino 106372 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II targeting ivory and rhino horn traffickers http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers <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, 12/30/2015</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="400" height="264" title="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" alt="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/231_sqligalleryfullscreenImage-01_2.jpg?1451573670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to INTERPOL&#39;s announcement of impact from their enforcement action <a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-231">Operation Worthy II</a>, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Turtles Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:12:09 +0000 smoos 106369 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds US Government Action to Protect Lions Under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-us-government-action-protect-lions-under-endangered-species-act <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, 12/21/2015</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="610" height="434" title="US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act. " alt="US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lion_press.jpg?1450708918" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Responding to a petition filed by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-us-government-action-protect-lions-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats cecil Endangered Species Act lions threatened Walter Palmer Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:34:55 +0000 slajoie 106299 at http://www.ifaw.org Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/vietnam-seizes <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, 12/18/2015</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="©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory" alt="©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/confiscated_Ivory_300px_4.jpg?1450447961" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container.</p> <p>And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui International Airport in Surat Thani Province on December 10<sup>th</sup>. The ivory had been smuggled from Nigeria via Singapore</p> <p>The 2,2 tonnes of ivory in 835 individual pieces adds up to nearly seven tonnes the amount of ivory seized by Vietnam in just five large scale confiscations this year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/vietnam-seizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants confiscated elephant ivory elephant ivory elephants Illegal elephant ivory wildlife trafficking Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:14:06 +0000 adintino 106274 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds European Commission commitment to raise 5 billion Euros to fund Study on Sub-Saharan African Wildlife Conservation http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-european-commission-commitment-raise <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, 11/30/2015</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="205" title="©IFAW - archive photo" alt="©IFAW - archive photo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_6.jpg?1448899058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU&rsquo;s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU&rsquo;s previous support for biodiversity.</p> <p>The event on the launch of this report is organised jointly with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, groups which contributed to the development of the report.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-european-commission-commitment-raise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephants human-elephant conflict illegal wildlife trafficking rhinos Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:57:45 +0000 adintino 106026 at http://www.ifaw.org