http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/15 en Scholarships make dreams of pursuing education in Kenya come true http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scholarships-make-dreams-pursuing-education-kenya-come-true <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/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 06/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;<img alt="Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the IFAW scholarship to attend Mount Kenya University and study tourism." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_16-15_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the IFAW scholarship to attend Mount Kenya University and study tourism." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scholarships-make-dreams-pursuing-education-kenya-come-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Amboseli College Education scholarship student study tourism Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:29:39 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 104300 at http://www.ifaw.org Two theatre professionals on the effects of "A Dog’s Life" http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/two-theatre-professionals-effects-dog%E2%80%99s-life <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/dogs-cats/christina-pretorius">Christina Pretorius</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, 06/02/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYRlEEXr1u8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa&rsquo;s &ldquo;Twinnings&rdquo; educational theatre project took to the boards in&nbsp;</em><em>Cape Town, South Africa. The project has been run with the help of Jungle Theatre Company (JTC) for the past 10 years and brings together children from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to enjoy theatre that focuses on animal welfare issues.</em></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/bYRlEEXr1u8&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/bYRlEEXr1u8&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=bYRlEEXr1u8"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-bYRlEEXr1u8.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/two-theatre-professionals-effects-dog%E2%80%99s-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education animals children Education live show Puppets theatre Twinnings Video Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:19:32 +0000 Christina Pretorius 104133 at http://www.ifaw.org Students around Amboseli head to school with scholarships from IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw <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/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 05/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_13_15_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" />Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Elephants Africa Amboselli Education elephant Maasai scholarships schools students Wed, 13 May 2015 20:44:48 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 103990 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: How compassion is good for our health http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health <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/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</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, 05/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Dogs & Cats comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:19:41 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103542 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: Countering the collapse of compassion http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion <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/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</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, 04/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" title="Whilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradictory emotion." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/capacity-caring-countering-collapse-compassion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:19:25 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103540 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 simple things you can do to protect animals this Earth Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice caps, toxic chemicals in the air, pesticides in our food, species going extinct... These truths are overwhelming.</p> <p><strong>What can we do about it? </strong></p> <p>On this 45<sup>th</sup> anniversary of <a href="/node/103708" target="_blank">Earth Day</a>, let&rsquo;s remember that even small changes can make a difference if we commit to them and make them part of our everyday lifestyle.</p> <p><strong>Here are a few ideas I jotted down:</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-simple-things-you-can-do-protect-animals-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education conserve Earth Day Global Climate Change hot nature Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:59:59 +0000 Erica Martin 103709 at http://www.ifaw.org