Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-elephant-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, 08/12/2014</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="140" height="105" title="Elephants in Amboseli" alt="Elephants in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_140px_6.jpg?1407861606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:42:31 +0000 smoos 101094 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing New York Ivory Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-governor-cuomo-signing-new-york-ivory-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">Tue, 08/12/2014</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="2592" height="1936" title="Ivory figurines" alt="Ivory figurines" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory_crush.jpg?1407875539" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horns:&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;New York is in the right state of mind with this ivory ban.</p> <p>An African elephant is slaughtered on average every fifteen minutes to feed the troublingly large consumer demand for ivory. The U.S. is among the largest ivory consumers in the world and New York is one its biggest sales hubs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-governor-cuomo-signing-new-york-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban Ivory Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:42:08 +0000 slajoie 101107 at http://www.ifaw.org Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/weekend-ivory-seizures-kenyathailand <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, 07/28/2014</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="300" height="200" title="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" alt="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px.jpg?1406649054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday.</p> <p>Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok&rsquo;s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday when an x-ray of their bags found them to contain 18 pieces of tusks and 587 ivory bracelets, weighing a combined 46 kilograms. The couple had travelled from the Ivory Coast, and were en route to Siem Riep in Cambodia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/weekend-ivory-seizures-kenyathailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants ivory illeagal trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade ivory ivory seized ivory tusks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:55:40 +0000 adintino 100925 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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="300" height="300" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org Illegal wildlife trade debated at highest levels http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels <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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.</p> <p>As one of two NGO&rsquo;s called upon to make a presentation at the session, IFAW stressed the need to take advantage of the historic meeting to unite governments represented at UNEA in calling for and taking clear, far-reaching commitments to eradicate the unsustainable vice.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers wildlife trade Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:36:51 +0000 adintino 100674 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant calves take a step towards the wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <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, 06/11/2014</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="300" height="200" title="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" alt="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/JB%20IFAW%20ellies%20zambia_300%20px.jpg?1402491149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants animal rescue David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project elephants EOP Game Rangers International Ivory Kafue National Park poachers Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:07:19 +0000 adintino 100519 at http://www.ifaw.org