Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1 en Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/securing-corridors-elephants-and-mitigating-human-elephant-conflict <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, 04/23/2014</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="200" title="Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict" alt="Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant%20collaring-2014_300.jpg?1398280655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya.</p> <p>Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife managers in developing strategies to prevent elephants from coming into conflict with local communities as well as monitoring their safety.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/securing-corridors-elephants-and-mitigating-human-elephant-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants African elephants collaring corridors elephants human wildlife conflict human-elephant conflict Kenya Wildkife Services KWS migratory corridors SFS The School for Field Studies tracking collars Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:27:28 +0000 adintino 99994 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support <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, 04/14/2014</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="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" alt="IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_3.jpg?1397571163" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
</p> <p>&ldquo;This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John&rsquo;s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?&rdquo; says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-commercial-seal-hunt-opens-continues-require-government-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada Canada commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:21:27 +0000 adintino 99924 at http://www.ifaw.org Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-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">Fri, 04/11/2014</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="200" title="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India" alt="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CWRC%20Elephant%20Calves_300px.jpg?1397304407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Asian Elephants elephants Manas National Park WTI Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:06 +0000 adintino 99897 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph <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, 04/09/2014</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="300" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_3.jpg?1397093516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephant trophies elephants sports hunting Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:10 +0000 adintino 99874 at http://www.ifaw.org Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/belgium-crushes <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, 04/09/2014</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="200" title="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" alt="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20press%20event%20Ivorycrush_300px.jpg?1397047222" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/belgium-crushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Belgium ivory crush destroy stockpiled elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush seized ivory wildlife trade wildlife traffickers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:45:44 +0000 adintino 99853 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty <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">Tue, 04/08/2014</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="200" title="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" alt="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_1.jpg?1396964332" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today.</p> <p>Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa, said the SA Government had been actively lobbying to gain support for legalised trade in Rhino horn.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos poaching rhino rhino horn Rhino Horn of Contention rhino horn trade Wildlife crime wildlife trade Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:50:43 +0000 adintino 99833 at http://www.ifaw.org