http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/16 en 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 A sad reality for disabled elephant orphan looms http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms <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/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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">Mon, 07/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_11_15_suni2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." />Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been&nbsp;brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing increasing challenges with&nbsp;her disabled leg and foot.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa elephant EOP Ivory orphan rehabilitate rescue Suni Zambia Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:37:20 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 104676 at http://www.ifaw.org Taking elephant calves from their mothers devastates calves, rest of herd http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd <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/neil-greenwood">Neil Greenwood</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, 07/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_10_15_taking.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 581px;" title="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." />Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants captive China elephants family bonds Zimbabwe zoos Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:50:01 +0000 Neil Greenwood 104668 at http://www.ifaw.org