Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en 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 Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-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">Mar 3 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="1366" height="768" title="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " alt="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20WWD%20Collage_0.jpg?1488547316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild animals and plants.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) partnered to end rampant illegal wildlife trade and encourage active youth involvement in wildlife protection.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles #DoOneThingToday #ListenToYoungVoices #WWD2017 #Youth4Wildlife CITES conservation illegal wildlife trade wildlife protection world wildlife day WWD. WIldlife consevation Youth for Wildlife Conservation Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:20:23 +0000 adintino 110634 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-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">Mar 3 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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org