http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/15 en Abu Dhabi zoo’s festival raises wildlife awareness http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/abu-dhabi-zoo%E2%80%99s-festival-raises-wildlife-awareness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157673228895333" title="Zoo Fest"><img alt="Zoo Fest" height="343" src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5730/30496033923_3dea02924e_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Held under the theme of &lsquo;Wildlife: Keep it Wild and Alive &ndash; Stop the Illegal Pet Trade!&rdquo; the two-day Al Ain Zoo Conservation Festival was held to increase awareness of and knowledge about wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/abu-dhabi-zoo%E2%80%99s-festival-raises-wildlife-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education children crime Dubai illegal pets students teaching trade Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:33:56 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 109858 at http://www.ifaw.org Youth Forum delegates help with South Africa project’s new t-shirt design http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-delegates-help-south-africa-project%E2%80%99s-new-t-shirt-design <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/nancy-barr">Nancy Barr</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, 11/22/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Local South African artist Wesley van Eeden (Resoborg), who designed the Durban International Film Festival Poster last year, provided a sketch for a new t-shirt design." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_22_16_kyp.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 415px;" title="Local South African artist Wesley van Eeden (Resoborg), who designed the Durban International Film Festival Poster last year, provided a sketch for a new t-shirt design." />On their first day together, <a href="/node/109060" target="_blank">Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates</a> vis</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-delegates-help-south-africa-project%E2%80%99s-new-t-shirt-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Africa art Education johannesburg students t-shirt Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:39:49 +0000 Nancy Barr 109810 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution <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, 11/15/2016</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="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution " alt="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0040_300px.jpg?1479221884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong>Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and </strong><strong>adjudicating</strong><strong> over wildlife cases</strong></p> <p>In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.&nbsp; As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants elephants great apes ilegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking poaching rhinoceros Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:51:31 +0000 adintino 109740 at http://www.ifaw.org TripAdvisor ends ticket sales for inhumane animal exhibits http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tripadvisor-ends-ticket-sales-inhumane-animal-exhibits <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/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</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, 10/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Tourists pose with a tiger cub at the Tiger Zoo, Sriracha, Thailand." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/TigerHandling.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Tourists pose with a tiger cub at the Tiger Zoo, Sriracha, Thailand." />TripAdvisor&rsquo;s travel website&mdash;which operates in 48 markets globally, covers more than 6 million attractions, and reaches many millions of visitors each month&mdash;has <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-i7796-c1-Press_Releases.html">announced</a> important, wildlife-focused revisions to its booking</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tripadvisor-ends-ticket-sales-inhumane-animal-exhibits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Education Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Tigers TripAdvisor Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:35:29 +0000 Carson Barylak 109375 at http://www.ifaw.org CLAW Kids Club reflects on animals of CITES/CoP17 debates http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/claw-kids-club-reflects-animals-citescop17-debates <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">Wed, 10/05/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The children spent the morning colouring in pictures of various animals on the CITES discussion list." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/ClawCITESkidsclub-01.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" title="The children spent the morning colouring in pictures of various animals on the CITES discussion list." /></p> <p><em>Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW &ndash; Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/claw-kids-club-reflects-animals-citescop17-debates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Dolphins Elephants Rhinos Tigers Whales CITES CoP17 claw Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:44:24 +0000 Christina Pretorius 109311 at http://www.ifaw.org World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-rabies-day-reminder-vaccinate-your-pets <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, 09/28/2016</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="225" title="World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets" alt="World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rabies-clinic-_300px.jpg?1475064771" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some 60,000 cases per year. However, as rabies is a disease of marginalized people, many cases are unreported.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-rabies-day-reminder-vaccinate-your-pets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Education Dogs & Cats cats cats and dogs companion animals dogs rabies vaccinate world rabies day Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:18:40 +0000 adintino 109158 at http://www.ifaw.org