Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/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 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 Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0 <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, 10/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> <p>IFAW&rsquo;s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Seals Whales aae animal action awards Animal Action Education Animal Heros companion animals dogs illegal wildlife trade otters rescue dog seals whales Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:12:10 +0000 adintino 101751 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:17 +0000 adintino 101740 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinese-e-commerce-giants-say-%E2%80%9Cno%E2%80%9D-wildlife-crime <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, 10/16/2014</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="225" title="Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime" alt="Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chinese%20online%20law%20enforcement%20workshop.300px.jpg?1413486145" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="left">Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China&rsquo;s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>). Nine e-commerce, social media and antique collectible companies including Alibaba, Tencent, Sina and Artron.net pledged to collaborate with government and civil society to prohibit illegal trade of wildlife parts and products in online marketplaces.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinese-e-commerce-giants-say-%E2%80%9Cno%E2%80%9D-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:07:07 +0000 slajoie 101730 at http://www.ifaw.org Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/dr-jane-goodall-dbe-and-hrh-princess-alia-join-ifaw-honorary-board <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, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a> is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. &nbsp;Jane Goodall, DBE &nbsp;and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors.</p> <p>Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace.&nbsp; She frequently collaborates with IFAW, most recently joining to support the proposed U.S. ivory regulations.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/dr-jane-goodall-dbe-and-hrh-princess-alia-join-ifaw-honorary-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dr. Jane Goodall Honorary Board of Directors IFAW Jane Goodall Jane Goodall Institute Princess Alia Princess Alia Foundation Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:48:14 +0000 adintino 101711 at http://www.ifaw.org