All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

30 March 2007
China's 1993 ban on domestic trade of tiger bones has been essential in contributing to preventing the extinction of wild tigers by curbing demand in what historically has been the world’s largest consumer market for tiger parts and products Read more »
21 February 2007
Last weekend two cubs were found by a logger and a truck driver on the roads of the Chuguyewski district in the Primorye region. The young tigers were so exhausted from hunger and frost that they did not flee from the men. “These tigers Read more »
15 December 2006
“Big business appears to have won the day in ensuring that canned hunting will continue virtually unchecked and even given a veneer of respectability by this new bill,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (Internati Read more »
6 October 2006
CITES lists the tiger among the most endangered species in need of protection, identifying illegal trade as the major threat to the species. Poaching to supply tiger parts to illegal markets has completely wiped out wild tigers from some nature re Read more »
24 August 2006
More than 5,000 big cats are kept in facilities licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and it is estimated that thousands more are kept as pets.  “We’ve seen too many tragedies that could have been prevented,” Read more »
1 August 2006
Rep. Ryun worked closely with IFAW to draft the legislation after a fatal attack last year in Kansas.  The Congressman named the bill ‘Haley’s Act’ in memory of Haley Hilderbrand, a 17-year-old killed last August at a federa Read more »