Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/17 en IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <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, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protection-sought-pangolins-world%E2%80%99s-most-illegally-trafficked-mammals <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, 07/15/2015</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="Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals" alt="Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_300px.jpg?1436964020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as &ldquo;Endangered&rdquo; under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act&rsquo;s &ldquo;similarity of appearance&rdquo; provision.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protection-sought-pangolins-world%E2%80%99s-most-illegally-trafficked-mammals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy illegal wildlife trade pangolins U.S. Endangered Species Act wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:47:36 +0000 adintino 104705 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <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="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <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, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org Canned! No more lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-imports <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, 03/13/2015</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="205" title="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" alt="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_4.jpg?1426265201" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt&rsquo;s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of &lsquo;canned&rsquo;hunting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions canned hunting lion trophies lions trophy hunting Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:48:46 +0000 adintino 103253 at http://www.ifaw.org