Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-pevious-year <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, 09/29/2014</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="224" title="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." alt="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TigerDay2014%20Boy_tiger_makeup_costume_300px.jpg?1412085127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The 15<sup>th</sup> annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28 &nbsp;involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before.</p> <p>It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russian Far East and is considered one of the most popular environmental festivals in Russia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-pevious-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger anti poaching Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade Tiger Day 2014 tigers wildlife trade Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:27 +0000 adintino 101585 at http://www.ifaw.org Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia <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, 09/26/2014</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="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" alt="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Cinderella_7_by%20Phoenix%20300%20px.jpg?1411752103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok &nbsp;and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare<em> (</em><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger and that their population may be decreasing despite recent successes in tiger rehabilitation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger big cats illeagal hunting Internet trade poaching russia tiger day tigers Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:23:03 +0000 adintino 101525 at http://www.ifaw.org Czech Republic and Slovakia reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <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, 09/18/2014</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="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " alt="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_300px.jpg?1411044859" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Sunday, September 21<sup>st</sup>, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos.</p> <p>At 11am at Dvůr Kr&aacute;lov&eacute; Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, Ministers for Environment for both countries will set alight seized illegal and stockpiled rhino horns in a gesture symbolising the world has reached the 11<sup>th</sup> hour to save rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos combatting wildlife trafficking Endangered Species illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horn burning rhino horns Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:07:10 +0000 adintino 101434 at http://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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, 09/18/2014</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="198" title="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" alt="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_5.jpg?1411043284" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC scientific whaling South Atlantic whale Sanctuary whale watching whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:28:48 +0000 adintino 101431 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta <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, 09/18/2014</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="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic" alt="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baleen-whale_300px.jpg?1411044247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.</p> <p>Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales ICJ International Court of Justice International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:24 +0000 adintino 101433 at http://www.ifaw.org Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-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">Tue, 09/16/2014</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="201" title="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" alt="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px.jpg?1410874866" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:45:28 +0000 adintino 101412 at http://www.ifaw.org