Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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 upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Exploration on the East Coast http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/north-atlantic-right-whale-threatened-seismic-airgun-use-oil-gas-exploration-east-coast <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, 07/21/2014</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="North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil &amp; Gas Exploration on the East Coast" alt="North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil &amp; Gas Explor" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Right_Whale_300px.jpg?1405962472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the East Coast, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.</p> <p>Under BOEM&rsquo;s decision, an area twice the size of California &ndash; stretching from the New Jersey/Delaware border down to Cape Canaveral, Florida &ndash; will be open to industry use of seismic airguns.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/north-atlantic-right-whale-threatened-seismic-airgun-use-oil-gas-exploration-east-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales oil and gas exploration Right Whales seismic airgun use whales Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:12 +0000 adintino 100894 at http://www.ifaw.org Illegal wildlife trade debated at highest levels http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels <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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.</p> <p>As one of two NGO&rsquo;s called upon to make a presentation at the session, IFAW stressed the need to take advantage of the historic meeting to unite governments represented at UNEA in calling for and taking clear, far-reaching commitments to eradicate the unsustainable vice.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers wildlife trade Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:36:51 +0000 adintino 100674 at http://www.ifaw.org New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats <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, 06/19/2014</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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tiger_seizure_ny_300px.jpg?1403188402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.&nbsp; Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), the ruling prohibits direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by licensed dealers and exhibitors.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers Big Cas and Public Safety Protections Act big ctas lions tigers Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:36:55 +0000 adintino 100586 at http://www.ifaw.org Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/humpback-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy <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, 06/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old &quot;Hangglide,&quot; a frequent visitor to these waters.</p> <p>Caught up in two lobster trawls, the whale was anchored to the sea floor, unable to free itself. &quot;We&#39;re lucky it was a clear day,&quot; said Mackie Green, leader of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team. &quot;If there had been bad weather, that whale could have easily drowned before we got to him.&quot;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/humpback-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Campobello Whale Rescue Team CWRT disentanglement humpback whale whale Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:43:37 +0000 adintino 100527 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant calves take a step towards the wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <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, 06/11/2014</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="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" alt="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/JB%20IFAW%20ellies%20zambia_300%20px.jpg?1402491149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants animal rescue David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project elephants EOP Game Rangers International Ivory Kafue National Park poachers Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:07:19 +0000 adintino 100519 at http://www.ifaw.org