Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 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" title="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby-300px.jpg?1493146212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques Exotic pet trade illegal wildlife trafficking primatesCITES Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:56 +0000 adintino 111173 at http://www.ifaw.org Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cheetah-cubs-rescued-illegal-wildlife-trade-somaliland <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">Apr 24 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="225" title="Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland " alt="Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG-20170420-WA0010_300px_0.jpg?1493047472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 April.</p> <p>The cubs were destined for the Arabian Peninsula where the illegal market for pet cheetahs is estimated at 300 animals per year. The three youngest cubs were found in extremely poor health, and every effort is being made to save them.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cheetah-cubs-rescued-illegal-wildlife-trade-somaliland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats cheetah CITES Exotic pet trade exotic pets ilegal wildlife trade live animal trade trafficker wildlife trade Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:08:19 +0000 adintino 111149 at http://www.ifaw.org Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should <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">Apr 20 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" title="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" alt="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_6.jpg?1492694044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protected areas are missing 75 per cent of their elephants, some 730,000 individuals. One-third of protected areas have less than five per cent of the elephants they should.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;However, for the first time, we know which places deserve priority for conserving elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Elephant poach elephants ing Ivory poaching ivory trade Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:19:27 +0000 adintino 111118 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes <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">Apr 19 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="182" title="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" alt="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Giraffe-300px.jpg?1492607271" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction</em></strong></p> <p>In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes&rsquo; vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth&rsquo;s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Endangered Species Act ESA Giraffes IUCN Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:14:05 +0000 adintino 111111 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops <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">Mar 29 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="198" title="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" alt="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_5.jpg?1490817476" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>By week&rsquo;s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> offered the following statement in response:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants illegal ivory Ivory Ivory factories Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:02:41 +0000 adintino 110903 at http://www.ifaw.org Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino <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">Mar 15 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="310" height="217" title="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino " alt="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-CITES-rhino-pic_310px_0.jpg?1489584566" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world&rsquo;s leading rhino conservationists.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos dehorning rhinos illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino Rhino hor wildlife trade Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:44:44 +0000 adintino 110754 at http://www.ifaw.org