http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1 en Lima Climate Summit ends with frustrating, vital compromise http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/lima-climate-summit-ends-frustrating-vital-compromise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/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, 12/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." class="caption" longdesc="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_16_14_climate.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 427px;" title="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." />Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as &ldquo;modest,&rdquo; &ldquo;shaky,&rdquo; or &ldquo;incremental&rdquo;&mdash;but when it comes to international climate </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/lima-climate-summit-ends-frustrating-vital-compromise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy Polar Bears Accord Global Climate Change Lima Melting Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:18:15 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 102413 at http://www.ifaw.org Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-axes-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-likely-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe <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">Fri, 12/12/2014</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="Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_6.jpg?1418397751" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>According to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-norway-scraps-controversial-seal-hunting-subsidy-2014-12?IR=T">media reports</a> the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/norway-axes-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-likely-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals ban on commercial seal products commercial hunt EU ban on seal products Inuit seal hunt seal hunt seals Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:22:59 +0000 adintino 102371 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export <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, 12/10/2014</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="460" height="315" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-elephant-action_0.jpg?1418251296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that elephants have strong family bonds, juvenile males staying with their mothers, sisters and aunts until well into their teen years, and females staying their whole lives within their family group. So we can only imagine the terror and suffering these elephants endured during this melee as the young were rounded up and taken away.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants captivity Zimbabwe Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:44:34 +0000 slajoie 102332 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Philippines: The latest on Typhoon Hagupit http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-philippines-latest-typhoon-hagupit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/jennifer-gardner">Jennifer Gardner</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, 12/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/jennifer_gardner_philippines_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 452px;" title="The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog." />A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-philippines-latest-typhoon-hagupit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats animal cats dogs Philippines rescue typhoon Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:18:47 +0000 Jennifer Gardner 102442 at http://www.ifaw.org Seizing wild elephants in Zimbabwe for a lifetime of captivity is simply wrong http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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, 12/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." class="caption" longdesc="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_10_14_elle2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" title="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." />The Zimbabwe government&rsquo;s <strong>capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants</strong> not only poses grave threats to the very survival of those compromised individuals, but <strong>will cause </strong><strong>deleterious</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:54:33 +0000 Azzedine Downes 102331 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Baby rhino rescued from tiger attack in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-baby-rhino-rescued-tiger-attack-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/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">Tue, 12/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tooL1NapaFk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone&rsquo;s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center staff.</p> <p>The rhino calf <strong>had several tiger attack marks</strong> and was found critically injured lying in the backyard of a house adjacent to a rice paddy field.</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"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/tooL1NapaFk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tooL1NapaFk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooL1NapaFk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-tooL1NapaFk_1.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-baby-rhino-rescued-tiger-attack-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Rhinos animal rescue Baby Rhino rhino Wildlife Rescue Center Video Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:13:41 +0000 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee 102322 at http://www.ifaw.org