Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/17 en IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-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">Wed, 02/11/2015</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="225" title="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" alt="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_6.jpg?1423673643" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center" style="margin-left:.25in;"><em>&ndash; Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade &ndash;</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Endangered Species Act threatened Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:01:34 +0000 adintino 102903 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/102858 <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, 02/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is pleased that the changes maintain the impact of the EU ban on seal products while ensuring that Inuit populations in Canada and Greenland maintain their right to sell seal products from traditional hunts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/102858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on seal products EU Commission EU seal trade seal hunting seal trade seals culled seals Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:06:59 +0000 adintino 102858 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Congress’ Passage of Keystone XL Bill http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/102806 <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, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the &ldquo;Keystone XL Pipeline Act&rdquo;:</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Building Keystone XL means sacrificing our global climate, wildlife, and public health for the benefit of foreign oil corporations. Congress has made a huge mistake in rushing approval of this dangerous project.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/102806" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Keystone XL Pipeline Act tar sand mining Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:53:36 +0000 adintino 102806 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s decision to open Arctic and Atlantic areas for oil and gas development http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-responds-us-government%E2%80%99s-decision-open-arctic-and-atlantic-areas-oil-and-gas-development <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, 01/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its <a href="http://www.boem.gov/Five-Year-Program/">draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf</a>. &nbsp;The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have largely been off-limits to offshore drilling, will now be subjected to seismic deafening airgun use during the exploratory phase, as well as be at risk of disastrous oil spills, once development gets underway.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-responds-us-government%E2%80%99s-decision-open-arctic-and-atlantic-areas-oil-and-gas-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy offshore drilling seimisic testing Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:59:43 +0000 adintino 102807 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-grisly-wildlife-cybertrade-exposed <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-grisly-wildlife-cybertrade-exposed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:34:09 +0000 adintino 102063 at http://www.ifaw.org