Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-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">Tue, 03/03/2015</span> </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>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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, 03/03/2015</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="300" title="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-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">Fri, 02/20/2015</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="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" alt="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px.jpg?1424454760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain.</p> <p>The training was funded by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and conducted by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade Malawi Zambia Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:53:24 +0000 adintino 103014 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-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, 02/11/2015</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="225" title="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" alt="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_6.jpg?1423673643" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center" style="margin-left:.25in;"><em>&ndash; Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade &ndash;</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Endangered Species Act threatened Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:01:34 +0000 adintino 102903 at http://www.ifaw.org Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign <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, 01/15/2015</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="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" alt="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PROTECT_300jpg.jpg?1421352372" /> </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>) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador <strong>Joely Fisher</strong>, features notable Hollywood personalities discussing pressing issues facing animals around the world and calling upon the public to take action for animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Tigers Whales aae action for animals Animal Action Education Animal welfare big cats elephants I found a way Joely Fisher protect Protect PSAs PSAs whales Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:12:13 +0000 adintino 102699 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export <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, 12/10/2014</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="460" height="315" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-elephant-action_0.jpg?1418251296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that elephants have strong family bonds, juvenile males staying with their mothers, sisters and aunts until well into their teen years, and females staying their whole lives within their family group. So we can only imagine the terror and suffering these elephants endured during this melee as the young were rounded up and taken away.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants captivity Zimbabwe Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:44:34 +0000 slajoie 102332 at http://www.ifaw.org