http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1 en How to carefully count a beluga herd, including every baby beluga http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-carefully-count-beluga-herd-including-every-baby-beluga <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/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">Fri, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Our beluga research team in Russia utilises off the shelf aircraft models and specialised ‘lifter kites’ to minimise disturbance to the survey populations. Photo © Roman Belikov/IFAW" class="caption" longdesc="Our beluga research team in Russia utilises off the shelf aircraft models and specialised ‘lifter kites’ to minimise disturbance to the survey populations.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-carefully-count-beluga-herd-including-every-baby-beluga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Beluga count russia whales Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:05:48 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 102788 at http://www.ifaw.org Deadly ivory trade trends in the Middle East http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deadly-ivory-trade-trends-middle-east <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/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">Fri, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." class="caption" longdesc="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/uae_trade_route_trends_2015.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 548px;" title="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." />Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deadly-ivory-trade-trends-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants illegal trade in Ivory Ivory seizure trade route Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:13:35 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 102790 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Iceland: New generation of students better understands whales http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-iceland-new-generation-students-better-understand-whales <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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">Fri, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has become a positive alternative to whaling." class="caption" longdesc="There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has become a positive alternative to whaling." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/01_29_15_iceland.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 387px;" title="There are 23 types of whales found in Icelandic waters and whale watching has become a positive alternative to whaling." />Thorshavn is the name of the capital of the Faroe Islands.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-iceland-new-generation-students-better-understand-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Education future school visit students Whaling Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:46:35 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 102787 at http://www.ifaw.org GoDaddy Super Bowl ad airbrushes the truth about online puppy mills http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/godaddy-super-bowl-ad-airbrushes-truth-about-online-puppy-mills <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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">Fri, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ugXAl0mQcjI" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting company <strong>GoDaddy</strong> introduced controversy to its big game marketing scheme.</p> <p>This week, the company released a 30-second commercial in which a dog named Buddy is thrown from a truck, then journeys across railroad tracks and through rain.</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/ugXAl0mQcjI&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/ugXAl0mQcjI&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=ugXAl0mQcjI"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-ugXAl0mQcjI.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/godaddy-super-bowl-ad-airbrushes-truth-about-online-puppy-mills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats breeders commercial GoDaddy puppy mills superbowl Video Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:28:06 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 102796 at http://www.ifaw.org Building community, one dog house at a time http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/building-community-one-dog-house-time <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/janice-hannah">Janice Hannah</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, 01/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project" class="caption" longdesc="Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/01_29_15_plans.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project" />One phone call can change so much, and it&rsquo;s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs Project.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/building-community-one-dog-house-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats building doghouses habitat for humanity Northern Dogs students Slideshow Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:52:06 +0000 Janice Hannah 102789 at http://www.ifaw.org Supporters speak out to save the king of the jungle http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/supporters-speak-out-save-king-jungle <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 01/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range." class="caption" longdesc="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its range." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/01_29_15_lions.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="IFAW activists mobilized 21,441 supporters to submit comments backing listing the African lion as a Threatened species throughout the whole of its rang</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/supporters-speak-out-save-king-jungle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats lions listing policy protection signatures threatened Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:56:15 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 102786 at http://www.ifaw.org