http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/30 en CITES-listed species seized in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow <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/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Marat Murtuzaliev, the Head of the Domodedovo Customs Office who said:</p> <p>&ldquo;15-20 years ago, animals of CITES-listed species were brought in the country by occasional smugglers earning some money by selling animals for private use. Moscow is now a transit zone and a large market for exotic animals. The total of 195 animals were confiscated in 2015, 240 animals, in 2016, and 300 animals, just during the past months of 2017.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates CITES domodedovo custons IFAW illegal smuggling moscow photos you have to see to believe russia wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:46:24 +0000 Elena Zharkova 112512 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade <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">Aug 24 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="597" height="305" title="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-morocco-sign-agreement_0.jpg?1503594390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:58 +0000 adintino 112365 at http://www.ifaw.org Western hoolock gibbon pair released into wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/western-hoolock-gibbon-pair-released-wild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/staff/rupa-gandhi-chaudhary">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157682148431643" title="Gibbons"><img alt="Gibbons" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4285/34496167363_6f98dfe813_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/western-hoolock-gibbon-pair-released-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Primates gibbon India monkey primate rehabilitation release wild Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:06:17 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 111682 at http://www.ifaw.org Rethinking Animals Summit: Humans’ best future includes thriving animals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rethinking-animals-summit-humans%E2%80%99-best-future-includes-thriving-animals <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/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">May 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Protecting elephants from poaching networks will not only save the lives of animals but make human communities safer." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_02_17_rethinking.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 396px;" title="Protecting elephants from poaching networks will not only save the lives of animals but make human communities safer." />In a few days, in the heart of New York City, I will join leading animal welfare advocates at the <a href="http://www.thinkinganimalsunited.org/summit/" target="_blank">Rethinking Animals Summit</a> to discuss the questi</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rethinking-animals-summit-humans%E2%80%99-best-future-includes-thriving-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Rhinos Tigers Whales conflict crime intelligence poaching policy protection tenBoma tracking trade Tue, 02 May 2017 20:55:41 +0000 Azzedine Downes 111264 at http://www.ifaw.org First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 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="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby-300px.jpg?1493146212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques Exotic pet trade illegal wildlife trafficking primatesCITES Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:56 +0000 adintino 111173 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day <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">Mar 3 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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org