http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/16 en 5 animal welfare posts you may have missed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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, 07/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Below are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Whales Elephants Education Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales artists baby elephant BBC Radio Berlin birth Botswana Cozumel elephant family Germany Humane Society iceland India Little Dudes Manas National Park Marc Riley Mexico Moremi Game Reserve Vets whale whale watching Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 100884 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES takes countries to task for illegal elephant ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade <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/paul-todd">Paul Todd</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, 07/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES_ele_Amboseli_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES Geneva ivory trade Kenya Standing Committee Switzerland Tanzania thailand Uganda UNEP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:29 +0000 Paul Todd 100859 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 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 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