http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/21 en Leopards leap toward broader protection under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/leopards-leap-toward-broader-protection-under-endangered-species-act <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jan 23 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 90-day finding has concluded that they will move forward on the listing of all leopards as endangered. PHOTO: © IFAW/B. Hollweg" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_30_16_leopard.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 90-day finding has concluded that they will move forward on the listing of all leopards as endangered. PHOTO: © IFAW/B.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/leopards-leap-toward-broader-protection-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Big Cat endangered law legislation leopards policy protection spots Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:51:59 +0000 Carson Barylak 110280 at http://www.ifaw.org Media, celebrity reaction to China’s ivory ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski">Donna Gadomski</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jan 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="/node/110174" target="_blank"><img alt="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_06_17_socialivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." />China announced it will impose a b</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants ban burn China crush illegal Ivory poaching trinkets tusk Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:23:30 +0000 Donna Gadomski 110216 at http://www.ifaw.org US should follow UAE’s example, address own big cats in captivity issue http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-should-follow-uae%E2%80%99s-example-address-own-big-cats-captivity-issue <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jan 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="While the UAE has passed a milestone law for the welfare of exotic animals often taken as pets, lawmakers in the US still have not settled on a bill, let alone passed a law, to protect big cats in captivity. PHOTO: © IFAW-InSync/R.Saucedo" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_06_17_us_bigcat.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="While the UAE has passed a milestone law for the welfare of exotic animals often taken as pets, lawmakers in the US still have not settled on a bill, let alone passed a law, to protect big cats in captivity.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-should-follow-uae%E2%80%99s-example-address-own-big-cats-captivity-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats ban big cats cheetah exotic pets law legislation lion policy Tiger wild Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:39:05 +0000 Carson Barylak 110218 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jan 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UAE?src=hash">#UAE</a> penalizes possession of wild <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/animals?src=hash">#animals</a> with hefty fines, life in prison <a href="https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e">https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e</a> <a href="https://t.co/m0atOMrJb1">pic.twitter.com/m0atOMrJb1</a></p> </blockquote></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Raptors Tigers Wolves dangerous pets exotic pets illegal law legislation United Arab Eremites wild Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:59:31 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 110211 at http://www.ifaw.org Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ban-ivory-trade-china%E2%80%99s-new-year-present-elephants <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/conservation/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Dec 30 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_30_16_chinaban.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this <a href="/node/110173" target="_blank">announcement</a> has been much anticipated.</p> <p><strong>I read and re-read the text on the red letterhead of the Central Government office, pinching myself, trying to believe this is really happening.</strong></p> <p>Images of elephants, hundreds of them gunned down by poachers just to supply the ivory market, flashed in front of my eyes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ban-ivory-trade-china%E2%80%99s-new-year-present-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China elephants Ivory killing poaching teeth trinkets tusks Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:04:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 110174 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 30 2016</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="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org