Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards <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">Jun 21 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="225" title="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" alt="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bengal-monitor-lizard-rescued-by-forest-wildlife-staff-kokrajhar-from-kokrajhar-town-market-admi_300px.jpg?1498050377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual &ldquo;forked&rdquo; penises.</p> <div> <p><em>Hatha Jodi</em>, are touted as a &lsquo;rare root&rsquo; and powerful charm by occult practitioners in India. They are sold openly on main mainstream e-commerce websites.</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illeagal online wildlife trade lizards Monitor lizards Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:14:14 +0000 adintino 111739 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand reduction efforts http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/another-record-pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-signals-urgent-need-demand-reduction-efforts <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">Jun 1 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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Pangolin_300px_1.jpg?1496325657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being killed. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked tirelessly to achieve protections for all eight pangolin species under Appendix I of CITES in September 2016, and as co-author of a technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/another-record-pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-signals-urgent-need-demand-reduction-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales wildlife trade Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:03:20 +0000 adintino 111559 at http://www.ifaw.org UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda <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">May 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="200" title="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda" alt="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0254_300px.jpg?1494944913" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) host workshop with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sensitize key judicial officials on the nature and extent of wildlife crimes in the country. </em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade pangolin scales poaching Wildlife crime Tue, 16 May 2017 14:35:44 +0000 adintino 111392 at http://www.ifaw.org Massive Pangolin Seizure in Kuala Lumpur Demonstrates Dire Need to Provide Stronger Protection for World’s Most Trafficked Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/massive-pangolin-seizure-kuala-lumpur-demonstrates-dire-need-provide-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99 <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">May 8 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="Stronger protections for pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, are desperately needed." alt="Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_300px_5.jpg?1494276352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount of scales is said to represent roughly 1,400 pangolins being killed. As a leader in a coalition of more than 20 groups who worked tirelessly to achieve protections for all eight pangolin species under Appendix I of CITES in September 2016, and as co-author on a technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/massive-pangolin-seizure-kuala-lumpur-demonstrates-dire-need-provide-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade pangolin scales Mon, 08 May 2017 20:46:48 +0000 slajoie 111307 at http://www.ifaw.org First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 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="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby-300px.jpg?1493146212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques Exotic pet trade illegal wildlife trafficking primatesCITES Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:56 +0000 adintino 111173 at http://www.ifaw.org