Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/21 en 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 Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protection-sought-pangolins-world%E2%80%99s-most-illegally-trafficked-mammals <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, 07/15/2015</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="Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals" alt="Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_300px.jpg?1436964020" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as &ldquo;Endangered&rdquo; under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act&rsquo;s &ldquo;similarity of appearance&rdquo; provision.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/protection-sought-pangolins-world%E2%80%99s-most-illegally-trafficked-mammals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy illegal wildlife trade pangolins U.S. Endangered Species Act wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:47:36 +0000 adintino 104705 at http://www.ifaw.org Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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, 07/06/2015</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="201" title="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." alt="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_2.jpg?1436196409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.</p> <p>The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Chimelong Guangzhou Harare Zimbabwe zoos Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:35 +0000 slajoie 104593 at http://www.ifaw.org