http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 2017</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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org Two elephant calves rescued, transferred to Indian rehab centre http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-elephant-calves-rescued-transferred-indian-rehab-centre <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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 11 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the IFAW wildlife rescue centre’s Large Animal Nursery. PHOTO: © Dr Panjit Basumatary / IFAW-WTI The rescued eight-month-old male elephant calf receives milk formula at CWRC’s Large Animal Nursery.PHOTO: © Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/ IFAW-WTI" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_11_17_2calves_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the IFAW wildlife rescue centre’s Large Animal Nursery.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-elephant-calves-rescued-transferred-indian-rehab-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants baby calf calve cute elephant India Ivory lost orphan tea Garden tusk Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:43:43 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 110244 at http://www.ifaw.org Media, celebrity reaction to China’s ivory ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/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="/africa/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/africa/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 Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-orphan-elephant-calf-rescued-trench-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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 4 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157677296326920" title="Ghoramara"><img alt="Ghoramara" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/31729853600_0bc3914e6d_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-orphan-elephant-calf-rescued-trench-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Assam Buree elephant Ghoramara India orphan Slideshow Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:17:22 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 110206 at http://www.ifaw.org Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/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="/africa/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/africa/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 Look back 2016: Videos of our successes http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-videos-of-our-successes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vs3td80Enb4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our year&rsquo;s projects in videos and trailers.</p> <p><a href="/node/109580" target="_blank"><strong>Manatee Rescue</strong></a></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vs3td80Enb4?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-videos-of-our-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Elephants Seals Whales accomplishments cat dog Ivory kitten list Noise ocean puppy tusks video Video Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:18:41 +0000 Erica Martin 110157 at http://www.ifaw.org