http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2 en In London, a Royal occasion to save Asian elephants http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/london-royal-occasion-save-asian-elephants <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/vivek-menon">Vivek Menon</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">Thu, 07/02/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 61%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;"> <iframe frameborder="0" id="iframe" scrolling="no" src="//flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=60&amp;size=big&amp;setId=72157652990802004&amp;click=true&amp;credit=1&amp;thumbnails=1&amp;transition=0&amp;layoutType=responsive&amp;sort=0" style="width:100%; height:100%; position: absolute; top:0; left:0;"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The rickshaws looked familiar. The brightly coloured outfits looked familiar. Even the sweltering sticky heat felt familiar.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/london-royal-occasion-save-asian-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants 2025 Alliance Asia elephants Royal Rickshaw Reception Slideshow Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:57:45 +0000 Vivek Menon 104577 at http://www.ifaw.org Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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">Wed, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org Floods in Assam, India: Awareness, anticipation and action http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/floods-assam-india-awareness-anticipation-and-action <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/subhamoy-bhattacharjee">Subhamoy Bhattacharjee</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">Wed, 07/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants, rhinos, deer, and many other iconic species are inevitably affected by the floods." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_01_15_flood.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Elephants, rhinos, deer, and many other iconic species are inevitably affected by the floods." />With the threat of floods looming large, the IFAW-WTI team based out of &nbsp;the Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Kaziranga National Park monitored the areas day and night until the water level reduced.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/floods-assam-india-awareness-anticipation-and-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Elephants Rhinos elephants Emergency floods India rain rhino seasons Video Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:11:53 +0000 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee 104568 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolin Range States Meeting: Protecting the World’s Most-Trafficked Mammal http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pangolin-range-states-meeting-protecting-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">Tue, 06/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_30_15_pangolin1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 440px;" title="Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined." />Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky tongue and a thick tail, and you&rsquo;ve got yourself a pangolin (well, more or less).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pangolin-range-states-meeting-protecting-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES pangolin pangolin scales protect uplist wildlife trade Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:26:00 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 104560 at http://www.ifaw.org Fighting fires to protect saiga foals http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/fighting-fires-protect-saiga-foals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/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">Tue, 06/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_30_15_saiga1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 410px;" title="Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn." />A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s more, fire season has started.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/fighting-fires-protect-saiga-foals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade equipment fires natural resources russia saiga Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:59:30 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 104561 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <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">Mon, 06/29/2015</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="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org