Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 30 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="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org 2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/2016-another-fatal-year-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">Dec 22 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="2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants" alt="2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px_1.jpg?1482423560" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today&rsquo;s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, with at least 15 large seizures in excess of 500 kilograms. Most large shipments were intercepted in Vietnam, although huge amounts were also found in Malaysia, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Spain, Austria and Germany.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/2016-another-fatal-year-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poachers wildlife trafficking Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:24:59 +0000 adintino 110104 at http://www.ifaw.org New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-report-lists-african-elephants-among-top-wildlife-conservation-priorities-trump-administrat <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">Dec 22 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="New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration" alt="New Report Lists African Elephants Among Top Wildlife Conservation Priorities fo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_2.jpg?1482430664" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition released on Wednesday a &ldquo;Top Ten&rdquo; list of imperiled species in need of strong conservation measures.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-report-lists-african-elephants-among-top-wildlife-conservation-priorities-trump-administrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants African wildlife conservation conservation elephants poachers trophy hunting Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:27:40 +0000 adintino 110110 at http://www.ifaw.org California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/california-court-upholds-ban-state-ivory-and-rhino-horn-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">Nov 29 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="224" title="California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade " alt="California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/US_Ivory%20Crush_1_300px.jpg?1480451716" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Los Angeles Superior Court has <a href="https://www.nrdc.org/resources/ivory-education-institute-v-state-california-order-motions">upheld California&rsquo;s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn</a>, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute &ndash; a group promoting ivory use &ndash; challenged the law in 2015.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/california-court-upholds-ban-state-ivory-and-rhino-horn-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:39:04 +0000 adintino 109862 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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">Nov 17 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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org