http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/16 en Congress prioritizes partisan politics, special interests over fate of elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-prioritizes-partisan-politics-special-interests-over-fate-elephants <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/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This Ivory Coast elephant’s tusks become more tempting to poachers if pending legislation blocks the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the U.S. ban on the ivory trade ©IFAW/M. Booth" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Elephant-tusks-image_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="This Ivory Coast elephant’s tusks become more tempting to poachers if pending legislation blocks the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the U.S. ban on the ivory trade ©IFAW/M.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-prioritizes-partisan-politics-special-interests-over-fate-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill ivory ban legislation Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:45:41 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 100814 at http://www.ifaw.org SLIDESHOW: Remarkable, elusive birth of a baby elephant calf caught in pictures http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/slideshow-remarkable-elusive-birth-baby-elephant-calf-caught-pictures <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/daryl-balfour">Daryl Balfour</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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Sharna spent four years tracking elephants across Africa for their book African Elephants &ndash; A Celebration of Majesty. One image eluded them &ndash; the birth of an elephant calf.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/slideshow-remarkable-elusive-birth-baby-elephant-calf-caught-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants birth Botswana daryl balfour elephant elephant baby elephant calf Moremi Game Reserve southern Africa. wildlife photography Slideshow Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 Daryl Balfour 100809 at http://www.ifaw.org We will not wait for an exact number of elephants killed each year to continue our fight http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight <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/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TS472-S_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Azzedine Downes CITES elephants Ivory MIKE Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants poaching Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Azzedine Downes 100730 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-india-not-easy-finding-elephant-family-wild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</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, 07/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="All of these calves are doing well, and are still fervently looking for wild herds to take them in. However, it’s not an easy job finding a family! " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Tora%20%282%29%20%284%29_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="All of these calves are doing well, and are still fervently looking for wild herds to take them in. However, it’s not an easy job finding a family! " />It&rsquo;s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-india-not-easy-finding-elephant-family-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Anjan Sangma Beki River Diphloo Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury Dr. Prabhat Basumatary elephant calves Forest Department IFAW-WTI Jakhala Manas National Park Philip Rani Regional Head for Northeast India Sundari camp Tora Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:06:30 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100731 at http://www.ifaw.org Illegal wildlife trade debated at highest levels http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels <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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.</p> <p>As one of two NGO&rsquo;s called upon to make a presentation at the session, IFAW stressed the need to take advantage of the historic meeting to unite governments represented at UNEA in calling for and taking clear, far-reaching commitments to eradicate the unsustainable vice.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers wildlife trade Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:36:51 +0000 adintino 100674 at http://www.ifaw.org Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/thailand-keeps-global-ivory-crush-momentum-alive <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/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="An official displays a tusk before the Philippines’ ivory stockpile crush in 2013. With momentum building for more of these events, the tide could now be turning against poachers. ©IFAW/A.Hofford" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/AlexHofford-Philippines-Ivory-Crush-10_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 523px;" title="An official displays a tusk before the Philippines’ ivory stockpile crush in 2013. With momentum building for more of these events, the tide could now be turning against poachers.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/thailand-keeps-global-ivory-crush-momentum-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants burn buy consumer crush destroy elephant Ivory thailand trade Wildlife Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:00:36 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 100684 at http://www.ifaw.org