http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/19 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 Ringling Bros. circus announces closure, brings an end to its animal acts http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ringling-bros-circus-announces-closure-brings-end-its-animal-acts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ringling-bros-circus-announces-closure-brings-end-its-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers big cats circus elephant entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:11:34 +0000 Carson Barylak 110264 at http://www.ifaw.org Orphan tigers interacting at Russian rehab center http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/orphan-tigers-interacting-russian-rehab-center <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/tigers/ekaterina-blidchenko">Ekaterina Blidchenko</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 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Filippa. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_10_17_vladik_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Filippa.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/orphan-tigers-interacting-russian-rehab-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Tigers Tigers amur Filippa love mating orphan release russia Siberian Tiger Tiger center Vladik wild Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:56:46 +0000 Ekaterina Blidchenko 110238 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/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="/africa/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/africa/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 Look back 2016: The animals whose stories we’ve shared http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-the-animals-whose-stories-weve-shared <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 28 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_28_16_faces.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The faces of the many animals we’ve saved in 2016." />Reading this blog, you get to know a lot of animals IFAW has rescued or helped by name. Here is a list of some who have graced this blog over the past year.</p> <p><strong>Vaalie:</strong> <a href="/node/108331" target="_blank">Providing care again for a dog CLAW treated 9 years ago</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-the-animals-whose-stories-weve-shared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dogs & Cats Seals Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Dogs & Cats Elephants Rhinos Seals 2016 end of year listicle orphan recap rehabilitated release rescue saved Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:27:03 +0000 Erica Martin 110138 at http://www.ifaw.org Gathering around a tree during the holidays http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/gathering-around-tree-during-holidays <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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 23 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cblOttxE8_c" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species.</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/cblOttxE8_c?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/gathering-around-tree-during-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Bears Big Cats Tigers bear boar marking russia scent Tiger tree video Video Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:10:52 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 110115 at http://www.ifaw.org