http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/17 en Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-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, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Unlisting wildlife from Craigslist http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/unlisting-wildlife-craigslist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Let Craigslist know you care about elephants! Download this image and share it on your social networks!" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Craigslist_approved_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" title="Let Craigslist know you care about elephants! Download this image and share it on your social networks!" />Today, IFAW and our partners at the Wildlife Conservation Society released a new report examining the trade of ivory and related wildlife products on Craigslist.org, the classified ad behemoth.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/unlisting-wildlife-craigslist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos classifieds Craigslist elephants Ivory newmark trade Wildlife Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:06:10 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 103785 at http://www.ifaw.org 6 reasons Shinzo Abe shouldn’t restart Antarctic whaling http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 04/27/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013. (Teruo Kashiyama)" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/ashai_Shinzo_Abe_%26_Barack_Obama_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 454px;" title="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abe court ICJ Japan Kennedy Obama whales Whaling world Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:11:37 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103765 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife and cybercrime on the agenda at the United Nations Crime Congress http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_cybercrime.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos animal parts cybercrime ETSY Interpol Ivory wildlife trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:06 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103705 at http://www.ifaw.org ACTION: Renewed push for USDA direct big cat cub handling ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/action-renewed-push-usda-direct-big-cat-cub-handling-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/09/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_08_15_cat1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs." />Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations <strong><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/default/coalition-letter-re-draft-policy-on-public-contact(3.31.15).pdf" target="_blank">increased the pressure</a> on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between the public and big cats. </strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/action-renewed-push-usda-direct-big-cat-cub-handling-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats baby cute handling lion cubs tiger cubs USDA Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:25:32 +0000 Carson Barylak 103578 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org