http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1 en Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-stops-subsidising-commercial-seal-hunt-effectively-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe <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, 10/28/2014</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="Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_4.jpg?1414505413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Norwegian government has announced it will no longer waste money propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage &ldquo;economic priorities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is brilliant news and it will save tens of thousands of seals a cruel death. This is also tremendous success for the EU ban on commercial seal products. By closing our markets to cruelty Europeans can be proud of ending cruelty elsewhere,&rdquo; said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-stops-subsidising-commercial-seal-hunt-effectively-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Commercial seal hunt EU ban on seal products Norway seal hunt seals Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:13:16 +0000 adintino 101807 at http://www.ifaw.org Geospatial tech will allow us to stop criminal networks before they poach animals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/geospatial-tech-will-allow-us-stop-criminal-networks-they-poach-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Parrot AR drone. Image source: Wikipedia" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Parrot_AR.Drone_2_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="A Parrot AR drone. Image source: Wikipedia" />What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/geospatial-tech-will-allow-us-stop-criminal-networks-they-poach-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Africa crime drone enforcement military protection UAV Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:29:43 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101808 at http://www.ifaw.org Sierra Leone chimps need help in the wake of Ebola outbreak http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/innocent-victims-sierra-leone-chimps-need-help-wake-ebola-outbreak <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Sarah, a resident at TCS, was confiscated when she was offered for sale at a mining company. © Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Sarah-at-8-mo-old_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Sarah, a resident at TCS, was confiscated when she was offered for sale at a mining company. © Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary" />&ldquo;From the sanctuary office, I can hear the siren of the Ebola ambulance as it is responding to yet another suspected case of Ebola.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/innocent-victims-sierra-leone-chimps-need-help-wake-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Primates Africa chimpanzee ebola Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:49:10 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 101729 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-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, 10/27/2014</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="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" alt="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_3.jpg?1414437005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to the petition submitted by <a href="http://www.bornfreeusa.org/">Born Free USA</a>, <a href="http://www.hsi.org/">Humane Society International</a> (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions Born Free USA Endangered Species Act HSI Humane Society International lions sports hunting trophy hunting US Fish and Wildlife Services USFWS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:10:17 +0000 adintino 101796 at http://www.ifaw.org Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/changing-shipping-lanes-may-help-save-sri-lankan-blue-whales <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Mon, 10/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW’s Patrick Ramage’s and Russell Leaper’s hand-drawn map of the Indian and Sri Lankan coastlines outlined how hypothetical shifts in Sri Lanka’s shipping lanes could reduce collision with local blue whales.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/changing-shipping-lanes-may-help-save-sri-lankan-blue-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Blue collision lanes Lanka shipping Sri whales Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:34:47 +0000 Patrick Ramage 101793 at http://www.ifaw.org Welcome "threatened" listing would help protect African lions from trophy hunting http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/welcome-threatened-listing-would-help-protect-african-lions-trophy-hunting <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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">Mon, 10/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Today’s decision is a victory for lions—until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/lion_esa_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 413px;" title="Today’s decision is a victory for lions—until now, the species have been the only great cat not protected under the Act." />Responding to a petition submitted by IFAW and a coalition of animal welfare groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today its proposed rule to list African lions as threatened under the U.S.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/welcome-threatened-listing-would-help-protect-african-lions-trophy-hunting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Africa ESA hunters import lions regulations trophy Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:24:38 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 99487 at http://www.ifaw.org