Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level <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, 11/21/2014</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="200" title="South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level" alt="South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_2.jpg?1416577050" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014.</p> <p>The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhino, arrests of poachers, couriers and members of poaching syndicates. So far this year 344 people have been arrested in connection with crimes related to rhino poaching.</p> <p>The world famous Kruger National Park (KNP) has been the worst hit by poaching with 672 of its rhinos poached in the past 10 months.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rhinos elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory KNP Kruger Natinal Park poaching rhino rhino horn rhino poaching wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:43:16 +0000 adintino 102061 at http://www.ifaw.org International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking <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, 11/21/2014</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="200" title="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-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">Wed, 11/19/2014</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" title="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" alt="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_KOL_300px.jpg?1416406833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign &ldquo;Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory&rdquo; officially launched today at a gala event by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in collaboration with Beijing Jintai Art Museum and a dozen media agencies, private corporations and non-profit organizations in China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poaching Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:27:32 +0000 adintino 102004 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh <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, 11/18/2014</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="176" title="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal" alt="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg?1416320736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan today announced plans for a new &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)&nbsp; ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:20:26 +0000 adintino 101981 at http://www.ifaw.org Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capacity <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, 11/17/2014</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="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity" alt="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_training_300px.jpg?1416235561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers African Wildlife Foundation and Lusaka Agreement Task Force AWF Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority EWCA Freeland Foundation illegal wildlife trade LATF wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:46:08 +0000 adintino 101962 at http://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop <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, 11/07/2014</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="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" alt="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bullshark-300.jpg?1415379138" /> </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 thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) held in Quito, Ecuador.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals devil rays sawfishes sharks Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:25:58 +0000 adintino 101923 at http://www.ifaw.org