Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/21 en Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/rare-endangered-gyrfalcons-intercepted-rehabilitated-and-returned-wild <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">Aug 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="199" title="Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild " alt="Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/falcon_300px.jpg?1503410881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifteen rare falcons were rescued and rehabilitated in joint effort by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) and ANO &ldquo;Wild Animal Rescue Centre&rdquo; (WARC). The raptors are saker and gyrfalcon species. Nine endangered saker falcons were released on August, 3, 2017 in the protected nature territory &ldquo;Kisliukhinsky&rdquo; in Altai Region of Russia and on August 16, 2017, six rare gyrfalcons were released back to the wild in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/rare-endangered-gyrfalcons-intercepted-rehabilitated-and-returned-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Animal rescue Falcons gyrfalcon illegal trafficking illegal wildlife trade raptor saker Wild Animal Rescue Centre Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:38:48 +0000 adintino 112330 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit <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">Aug 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="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" alt="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhino_sized_300px.jpg?1502893523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Experts say South Africa&rsquo;s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos black market illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino rhino horn rhinoceros horn Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:19 +0000 adintino 112289 at http://www.ifaw.org Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day <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">Aug 11 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="199" title="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day" alt="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px.jpg?1502453366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:13:51 +0000 adintino 112235 at http://www.ifaw.org Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park <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">Aug 3 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="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" alt="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/new-york-ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1501793132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory ivory crush Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0000 adintino 112172 at http://www.ifaw.org Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market <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">Jul 26 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="198" title="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " alt="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_6.jpg?1501076437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on July 6, 2016, these changes enforced a &ldquo;near-total ban&rdquo; on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) ivory.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants African elephants elephant Illegal trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:41:36 +0000 adintino 112112 at http://www.ifaw.org UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/uk-ivory-surrender-launched-protect-elephants <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">Jul 19 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="UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants" alt="UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_8.jpg?1500471459" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK&rsquo;s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/uk-ivory-surrender-launched-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants illegal poaching Ivory Ivory poaching ivory surrender trade ban Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:43:20 +0000 adintino 112042 at http://www.ifaw.org