Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/17 en CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-censures-japan-trading-whale-products-endangered-species <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">Oct 2 2018</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="CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species" alt="CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species" src="/sites/default/files/Seiwhale_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan&rsquo;s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial &ldquo;scientific&rdquo; whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrusted with protecting endangered species from trade.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-censures-japan-trading-whale-products-endangered-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES Endangered Species endangered species trade Japan whaling SC70 Standing Committee stop Japan commercial whaling Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:21:20 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113826 at https://www.ifaw.org Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down the domestic ivory trade https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/australia-takes-one-step-closer-agreeing-protect-elephants-and-shut-down-domestic-ivory-trade <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">Sep 21 2018</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="239" height="200" title="Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down the domestic ivory trade" alt="Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t" src="/sites/default/files/AU_IvoryBig.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban.</p> <p>This cross Party, Joint House inquiry initiated by Senator Lisa Singh and Chaired by Mr Craig Kelly MP, set about examining how Australia can keep pace with other OECD countries in closing the legal loopholes in domestic ivory markets to ensure Australia is not contributing to wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/australia-takes-one-step-closer-agreeing-protect-elephants-and-shut-down-domestic-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Elephants Elephants Australia's ivory ban elephants Ivory ivory ban Parliament political action rhino horn rhinos Sydney Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:57:09 +0000 kferrari 113816 at https://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/pro-whaling-countries-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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">Sep 11 2018</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="318" height="175" alt="Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" src="/sites/default/files/iwc-graphic_2.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>During day two of the 67<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation for cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/pro-whaling-countries-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Blue Whale fin whale humpback whale international law International Whaling Commission legislation marine conservation Minke Whale Political Advocacy whales Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:46:02 +0000 kferrari 113785 at https://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whaling-iceland-has-stopped <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">Jul 27 2018</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="176" title="Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped" alt="Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped" src="/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland,&rdquo; said Sigursteinn Masson, Iceland Representative for <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a>. &ldquo;Ending minke whaling will have a very positive impact on the far more economically viable commercial whale watching industry.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whaling-iceland-has-stopped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales anti whaling anti-commercial whaling commercial whaling iceland iceland whaling minke Minke Whale Whaling Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:23:55 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113740 at https://www.ifaw.org Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harpooned in Iceland was rare blue/fin whale hybrid https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl <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">Jul 20 2018</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="166" title="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" alt="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" src="/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.</p> <p>There was international outcry after it was revealed that on July 7, whalers working for Kristjan Loftsson&rsquo;s Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved in fin whaling, had killed a whale which photographic evidence strongly suggested was either a blue whale or a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Blue Whale commercial whaling fin whale fin whale hybrid iceland Iceland whalers Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:21:48 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113719 at https://www.ifaw.org Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife <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">Jun 22 2018</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="350" height="233" title="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" alt="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" src="/sites/default/files/Dreamstime_xxl_3064627%20-%20Snow%20leopard%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and <a href="https://www.baidu.com/">Baidu</a>, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu&rsquo;s headquarters in Beijing.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Baidu biodiversity China Chinese conservation crime cybercrime giant government IFAW Internet online online wildlife trade platform public awareness social media tech technology trade trafficking Wildlife Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:49:02 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113649 at https://www.ifaw.org