Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en IFAW applauds Delta, United and American airlines trophy hunting bans http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans <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, 08/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines&rsquo; bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos airlines Cecil the lion imports trophy hunting Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:24:50 +0000 slajoie 104892 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on the US Federal Government’s proposed new ivory regulations http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations <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">Sat, 07/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&ldquo;The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an important step for elephants. Given that American demand for ivory directly fuels the poaching of elephants around the world, any US policy that better controls the sale of such products has a global impact.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Illegal trafficking of ivory Ivory USFWS Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:17 +0000 slajoie 104820 at http://www.ifaw.org Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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, 07/06/2015</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="201" title="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." alt="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_2.jpg?1436196409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.</p> <p>The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Chimelong Guangzhou Harare Zimbabwe zoos Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:35 +0000 slajoie 104593 at http://www.ifaw.org Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square <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, 06/19/2015</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="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" alt="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Azzedine_NYC_Ivory_Crush_300px.jpg?1434727884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade</em></p> <p>The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants confiscated elephant ivory elephant illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade NYC Ivory Crush US Ivory Crush Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:40:45 +0000 adintino 104423 at http://www.ifaw.org