On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants

maa, 08/18/2014
On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants

Mayukh talking to some of the 250 students the team worked with on World Elephant Day.In the sweltering humid heat of Delhi, Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Achintya Tripathi and I were back in school. Figuratively speaking that is...

Bidding against survival infographic

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din, 08/12/2014
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An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market.

Bidding against survival

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Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions

The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market

African elephants are facing the biggest crisis in their five million year history, with tens of thousands killed each year to feed ravenous demand in Asia, the United States, and elsewhere. In this market, price tags are as deadly as bullets, and as the bidding for ivory tusks and carvings skyrockets, we must extend the fight to save these regal animals beyond Africa’s savannahs and jungles – to our own shores, where the illegal ivory trade has established a firm outpost.

Renewing our commitment on World Elephant Day

din, 08/12/2014

At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Elephant Day is a good time to reflect on some of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s priorities to stop the slaughter and provide the space necessary for elephant populations to thrive.

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Ernstige zorgen om voortbestaan olifanten

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din, 08/12/2014
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World Elephant Day 2014 - Ernstige zorgen om voortbestaan olifanten

Dinsdag 12 augustus 2014 is het World Elephant Day en vragen we wederom aandacht voor de vreselijke gevolgen van de handel in ivoor, voordat het te laat is. “We schrijven halverwege augustus 2014 en er is dit jaar nog geen week voorbij gegaan waarin er niet ergens een lading ivoor in beslag is genomen. En dat zijn alleen nog maar de partijen die door de douane onderschept worden”, zegt Jason Bell, hoofd van het Olifantenprogramma binnen het IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). 

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Pruning Ivory from the Garden State

woe, 08/06/2014
Pruning Ivory from the Garden State

The state of New Jersey has made it clear: Ivory belongs to elephants.

As African leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to discuss how to counter wildlife trafficking, one U.S. state is already doing its part to stop the problem.

Spotlight Germany: The heart-breaking irony of “Smile,” a new anti-ivory tv spot

maa, 07/21/2014
Spotlight Germany: The heart-breaking irony of “Smile,” a new anti-ivory tv spot

The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of today’s technology—is recognized worldwide.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is using irony in its latest television advertisement, shifting the focus from the iconic visual to a poacher holding the tusk of a dead elephant under the hot glare of headlights.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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woe, 07/23/2014
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.

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What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

don, 07/24/2014
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

Mighty bulls like Craig draw awe, but what’s going on inside those impressive heads?Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe.