Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/thai-officials-seize <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, 04/21/2015</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="300" height="225" title="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" alt="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_7.jpg?1429625753" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/thai-customs-officials-seize-huge-haul-of-african-ivory-a-44986298.html">media reports out of Bangkok today</a>. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The final destinations for the ivory were believed to include China, Thailand and Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/thai-officials-seize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:48 +0000 adintino 103704 at http://www.ifaw.org Experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan: No more whales need to be killed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/103616 <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, 04/13/2015</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="176" title="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" alt="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_1.jpg?1428933516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<sup>[i]</sup> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s International Whaling Commission (IWC) report, a Panel of top scientists has concluded that Japan has not demonstrated any need to kill any more whales in the Antarctic. This is a major blow to Japan&rsquo;s latest attempt to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale sanctuary.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/103616" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales ICJ IWC Japan NEWREP-A Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:03:21 +0000 slajoie 103616 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste <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, 04/08/2015</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="197" title="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " alt="IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_0.jpg?1428515020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It was announced today that Canada&rsquo;s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-cruel-unnecessary-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt candian seal hunt Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:02:03 +0000 adintino 103575 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn <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">Thu, 04/02/2015</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="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" alt="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Malawi_Burn_300px.jpg?1427984166" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi has cancelled today&rsquo;s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn ivory burning wildlife trade Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:16:39 +0000 adintino 103492 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-allows-permits-namibia-black-rhino-trophies <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">Thu, 03/26/2015</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="199" title="IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies" alt="IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Black%20rhino_300px_1.jpg?1427400908" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today the U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service <a href="http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=56D54860-AEA6-0EEE-73467FE9B00499F0">announced its decision</a> to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing &ldquo;clear conservation benefits&rdquo;. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American sport hunters who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-allows-permits-namibia-black-rhino-trophies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rhinos Black Rhino rhino sport hunting trophy hunting Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:18:54 +0000 adintino 103419 at http://www.ifaw.org