http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/16 en Suni euthanased in Zambia after three-year fight to live http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/suni-euthanased-zambia-after-three-year-fight-live <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/sarah-davies">Sarah Davies</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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able to survive independently" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_31_15_suni.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able to survive independently" />It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally disabled in an attack as a young calf, was put to sleep earlier today after an intense three-year battle for her recovery.</em> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/suni-euthanased-zambia-after-three-year-fight-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants elephants Euthanasia GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project rescue Suni Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:03:58 +0000 Sarah Davies 104878 at http://www.ifaw.org Q&A: Charles Mbao, Commander at Zambia’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit, on World Ranger Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2459">Michael Booth</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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JZuSSGxWXDU" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to <strong>Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority&rsquo;s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU)</strong>. An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world&rsquo;s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Anti-Poaching Unit elephants ranger World Ranger Day Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:13:43 +0000 Michael Booth 104869 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on the US Federal Government’s proposed new ivory regulations http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations <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">Sat, 07/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&ldquo;The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an important step for elephants. Given that American demand for ivory directly fuels the poaching of elephants around the world, any US policy that better controls the sale of such products has a global impact.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-us-federal-government%E2%80%99s-proposed-new-ivory-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Illegal trafficking of ivory Ivory USFWS Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:17 +0000 slajoie 104820 at http://www.ifaw.org New US ivory regulations: An important step for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-us-ivory-regulations-resounding-win-elephants <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2996">Beth Allgood</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">Sat, 07/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the illicit trafficking of elephant parts to thrive." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_24_15_newregs.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the illicit trafficking of elephant parts to thrive." />What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world?</p> <p>A lot, it turns out.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-us-ivory-regulations-resounding-win-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephants Ivory legislation policy regulations tusks Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:44:06 +0000 Beth Allgood 104818 at http://www.ifaw.org Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-trophy-imports <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2663">Satyen Sinha</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, 07/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_15_eu_trophy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 478px;" title="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." />After a recent meeting by European Member Sta</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant EU Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:50:21 +0000 Satyen Sinha 104708 at http://www.ifaw.org