Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en 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 300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa <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, 06/06/2014</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="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" alt="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_5.jpg?1402058172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One suspect was arrested and was expected to be arraigned in court this morning while another escaped and is being sought by police. It is alleged that the arrested suspect tried to bribe police officers.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking elephants tusks Elephants. Ivory illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking ivory tusks Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:44:32 +0000 adintino 100487 at http://www.ifaw.org Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/matt-sorum-drums-musicians%E2%80%99-support-us-ivory-b-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, 06/03/2014</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="610" height="610" title="Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban" alt="Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ms_openletter_ig_v4_6_2_14_web_0.jpg?1401805288" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N&rsquo; Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fellow musicians to support the U.S. government&rsquo;s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, which seeks to dramatically reduce the U.S. role in elephant poaching by enacting new rules on ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/matt-sorum-drums-musicians%E2%80%99-support-us-ivory-b-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory smuggling poachers wildlife trade Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:21:49 +0000 adintino 100458 at http://www.ifaw.org Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-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">Thu, 05/15/2014</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="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" alt="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/hk_ivory%29burn_300.jpg?1400165772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years.</p> <p>The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi.&nbsp; Attending the high profile event will be dignitaries from the Chinese government, CITES Secretariat, conservationists and the media.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants destroy ivory stock elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn wildlife trade Thu, 15 May 2014 14:57:19 +0000 adintino 100251 at http://www.ifaw.org Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservation Groups to Sign Open Letter Supporting US Ivory Restrictions http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100075 <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, 04/29/2014</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="Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservation Groups to Sign Open Letter Supporting US Ivory Restrictions" alt="Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_4.jpg?1398783271" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration&rsquo;s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.&nbsp; Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Dave Matthews, alongside a coalition of businesses and conservation organizations representing millions of Americans.&nbsp;</p> <p><br clear="all" /></p> <p>Representatives of the coalition issued the following statements:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100075" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory sales illegal wildlife trafficking ivory sales poaching Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:54:39 +0000 adintino 100075 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph <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, 04/09/2014</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 suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_3.jpg?1397093516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephant trophies elephants sports hunting Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:10 +0000 adintino 99874 at http://www.ifaw.org