All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

22 October 2007
The animal rescue groups are taking the big cats under the jurisdiction of a court order. The cats were formerly owned by Diana McCourt until the USDA revoked her license and fined her. The facility lost its license, in part, from allowing dangero Read more »
12 October 2007
Indeed, IFAW believes that special interests’ attempts to repeal China’s domestic trade ban on tiger products remains the biggest threat not only to the future of the South China tiger, but to the few remaining tigers in the wild of Ch Read more »
17 August 2007
The passage of the Captive Wildlife Safety Act – which happened shortly after IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) engaged in a high-profile confiscation of 24 full-grown tigers from a suburban New Jersey home – Read more »
24 July 2007
Haley’s Act would amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to prohibit direct contact between the general public and big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars and hybrids.  The bill does not discourage public dis Read more »
19 July 2007
Reflecting on the Park’s troubled past and the rampant poaching that kept tourists away and almost wiped out its wildlife populations, Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister Morris Dzoro said, “Meru not only became a hotbed of conf Read more »
20 June 2007
Experts think these animals cannot be released. First of all, because there is no rehabilitation center for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East.“It was good we could timely start financing those orphaned tiger cubs. The last winter was a ver Read more »