Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia <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, 06/24/2016</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="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" alt="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/South-Sudan-ivory-bust-Khamis-Adieng-300.jpg?1466783655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Sudan. IFAW congratulates the South Sudan Wildlife Service, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking tusks Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:54:55 +0000 adintino 107978 at http://www.ifaw.org The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking <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, 06/20/2016</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="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " alt="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_1.jpg?1466436125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal wildlife trafficking ivory trade trophy hunting Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:22:58 +0000 adintino 107931 at http://www.ifaw.org New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide <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, 06/14/2016</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="383" title="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide" alt="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW_TrophyHuntingReport-300px.jpg?1465902619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far</em></p> <p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) released <strong><em>Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade</em>.</strong> The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of trophy hunting trade and isolates the largest importers of animal trophies worldwide. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Elephants Tigers animal trophies elephants ino trophy hunting lions rhino horns tigers Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:19:02 +0000 adintino 107841 at http://www.ifaw.org UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-strengthen-law-enforcement-response-wildlife-crime <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, 06/14/2016</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="UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime" alt="UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7187-300.jpg?1466715306" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime</em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-strengthen-law-enforcement-response-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal trafficking training workshop Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:02:11 +0000 adintino 107966 at http://www.ifaw.org New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-study <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, 06/13/2016</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="230" title="New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis" alt="New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pr-ivory-300.jpg?1465853465" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(</strong><strong>Yarmouth Port, MA &ndash; June 13, 2016)</strong>&nbsp; A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/" target="_blank">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic that the world is facing now.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:30:25 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 107827 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kenyan-airport-has-highest-seizures-illegal-ivory <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, 06/09/2016</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="198" title="Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory" alt="Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_3.jpg?1465480619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya&rsquo;s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.</p> <p>According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72<sup>nd</sup> Annual General Meeting in Dublin, 51 of 289 seizures of ivory were netted at the Nairobi airport, the busiest airport in the East Africa region and a key transport hub in Africa and internationally.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kenyan-airport-has-highest-seizures-illegal-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Elephant poaching elephants illegal ivory seized illegal ivory trade illegal wildlife traffic Ivory ivory smuggling Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:02:55 +0000 adintino 107784 at http://www.ifaw.org