Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/16 en Elephant populations increase in Tsavos http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-populations-increase-tsavos <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">Jun 21 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" title="Elephant populations increase in Tsavos" alt="Elephant populations increase in Tsavos" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/010_DSC9034_300px.jpg?1498049821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-populations-increase-tsavos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants elephants human conflict KWS poaching wildlife trafficking Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:01:41 +0000 adintino 111738 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda <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">May 16 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" title="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda" alt="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0254_300px.jpg?1494944913" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) host workshop with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sensitize key judicial officials on the nature and extent of wildlife crimes in the country. </em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade pangolin scales poaching Wildlife crime Tue, 16 May 2017 14:35:44 +0000 adintino 111392 at http://www.ifaw.org Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should <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">Apr 20 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" title="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" alt="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_6.jpg?1492694044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protected areas are missing 75 per cent of their elephants, some 730,000 individuals. One-third of protected areas have less than five per cent of the elephants they should.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;However, for the first time, we know which places deserve priority for conserving elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Elephant poach elephants ing Ivory poaching ivory trade Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:19:27 +0000 adintino 111118 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops <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">Mar 29 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="198" title="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" alt="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_5.jpg?1490817476" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>By week&rsquo;s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> offered the following statement in response:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants commercial ivory market elephants illegal ivory Ivory Ivory factories Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:02:41 +0000 adintino 110903 at http://www.ifaw.org International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-day-happiness-report-emphasizes-wellbeing-animals-and-people <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">Mar 16 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="199" title="International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people" alt="International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_5306_300px.jpg?1489680106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual&rsquo;s experience of joy?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-day-happiness-report-emphasizes-wellbeing-animals-and-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Rhinos animal conservation Animal welfare GDP Gross National Happiness International Day of Happiness Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:08:45 +0000 adintino 110778 at http://www.ifaw.org