Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en IFAW Statement on California Bill to Ban Ivory http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-california-bill-ban-ivory <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, 09/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&ldquo;Kudos to California for being a leader in saving wildlife. Elephants and rhinos are facing a major crisis, being slaughtered at an alarming rate for their ivory and horns.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-california-bill-ban-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants California ivory ban Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:44:39 +0000 slajoie 105159 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-world-elephant-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, 08/11/2015</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="200" title="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" alt="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_5.jpg?1439326877" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>On Wednesday</strong> millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> <p>&ldquo;At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is one of those days that gives everyone a chance to celebrate everything that is so wonderful about these incredible creatures and what is being done to protect them,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director: <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> Southern Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking poaching world elephant day Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:03:15 +0000 adintino 104966 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds Delta, United and American airlines trophy hunting bans http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans <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, 08/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines&rsquo; bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos airlines Cecil the lion imports trophy hunting Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:24:50 +0000 slajoie 104892 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 IFAW Statement on the Killing of Cecil the Lion http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion <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, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IFAW%20rev2%20Logo_Horiz_Color_Spelled-01.jpg" style="width: 611px; height: 231px;" />Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:46:46 +0000 smoos 104847 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on the US Federal Government’s proposed new ivory regulations http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations <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">Sat, 07/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&ldquo;The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an important step for elephants. Given that American demand for ivory directly fuels the poaching of elephants around the world, any US policy that better controls the sale of such products has a global impact.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Illegal trafficking of ivory Ivory USFWS Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:17 +0000 slajoie 104820 at http://www.ifaw.org