http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt <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">Dec 1 2017</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="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand" alt="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin1_300px_1.jpg?1512136487" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Endangered Species Act illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:59:57 +0000 adintino 112976 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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">Nov 27 2017</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="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at http://www.ifaw.org A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-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">Nov 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, we recount the marine mammal crisis that led to its creation, the structure of the act, and the many examples of success for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals in our waters because of these common sense protections. Just like these precious animals, the MMPA itself could be in danger from unrestrained industry influence if we don&#39;t act to save it on behalf of these animals and places they call home.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Seals Seals Whales dolphins marine MMPA seals whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:58:53 +0000 sdemo 112883 at http://www.ifaw.org Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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">Oct 26 2017</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="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),</p> <p>However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at http://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-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/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:54 +0000 David Cowdrey 112703 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006 <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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically in recent years.</p> <p>The biggest threat to elephants today is poaching. Indeed, the African elephant population declined by more than 50% between 1979 and 1989, mainly due to poaching to supply the international ivory trade. Practically all ivory for sale in the world has come at the cost of an elephant&#39;s life.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants cybercrime Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:17:25 +0000 aclark 112500 at http://www.ifaw.org