Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4 en IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support <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, 04/14/2014</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="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" alt="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_3.jpg?1397571163" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
</p> <p>&ldquo;This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John&rsquo;s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?&rdquo; says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada Canada commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:21:27 +0000 adintino 99924 at http://www.ifaw.org Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india <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, 04/11/2014</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="200" title="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India" alt="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CWRC%20Elephant%20Calves_300px.jpg?1397304407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Asian Elephants elephants Manas National Park WTI Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:06 +0000 adintino 99897 at http://www.ifaw.org Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/belgium-crushes <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, 04/09/2014</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="200" title="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" alt="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20press%20event%20Ivorycrush_300px.jpg?1397047222" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/belgium-crushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Belgium ivory crush destroy stockpiled elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush seized ivory wildlife trade wildlife traffickers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:45:44 +0000 adintino 99853 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph <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, 04/09/2014</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="300" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_3.jpg?1397093516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephant trophies elephants sports hunting Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:10 +0000 adintino 99874 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty <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, 04/08/2014</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="200" title="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" alt="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_1.jpg?1396964332" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today.</p> <p>Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa, said the SA Government had been actively lobbying to gain support for legalised trade in Rhino horn.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos poaching rhino rhino horn Rhino Horn of Contention rhino horn trade Wildlife crime wildlife trade Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:50:43 +0000 adintino 99833 at http://www.ifaw.org Singapore Ivory Seizure – Time to Move Beyond Seizures says IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw <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, 04/03/2014</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="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/customs_Singapore_300.jpg?1396544279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory &ndash; the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months &ndash; the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) called for improved international intelligence to stop poaching and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant ivory seizure elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory seizures poachers wildlife trade Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:59:29 +0000 adintino 99748 at http://www.ifaw.org