http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/17 en Congress should follow New York’s example and enhance protections for big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-should-follow-new-york%E2%80%99s-example-and-enhance-protections-big-cats <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, 08/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="© Princess Alia Foundation" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/lioncub_Image-%2810%29_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="© Princess Alia Foundation" /></p> <p>On Monday, August 11&mdash;just one day after World Lion Day&mdash;New York Governor Andrew Cuomo <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-officially-establishes-barrier-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">signed into law A.9004/S.6903</a>, a bill to prohibit direct contact between the public and dangerous big cats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-should-follow-new-york%E2%80%99s-example-and-enhance-protections-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers big cats congress Cuomo New safety York Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:12:41 +0000 Carson Barylak 101146 at http://www.ifaw.org World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-elephant-day <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, 08/12/2014</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="140" height="105" title="Elephants in Amboseli" alt="Elephants in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_140px_6.jpg?1407861606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:42:31 +0000 smoos 101094 at http://www.ifaw.org We love New York’s ivory ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-love-new-york%E2%80%99s-ivory-ban <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">Tue, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="New York’s new ivory rules would protect elephants like these calves in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. ©IFAW/J. Hrusa" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/elephant_calves_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" title="New York’s new ivory rules would protect elephants like these calves in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. ©IFAW/J.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-love-new-york%E2%80%99s-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos ban crime Cuomo enforcement Ivory New Obama trade York Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 101106 at http://www.ifaw.org The gavel drops on U.S. auction houses trafficking in ivory http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/gavel-drops-us-auction-houses-trafficking-ivory <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">Tue, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p class="p2"><img alt="On average, every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. Check out our infographic below." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Ivory-Auctions-bidding-against-survival-aug-2014-1_0.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 412px;" title="On average, every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. Check out our infographic below." />Today IFAW released its newest report, <strong><a href="/node/101078" target="_blank"><em>Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S.</em></a></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/gavel-drops-us-auction-houses-trafficking-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants auctions elephants Ivory Obama White House Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:03:49 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 101080 at http://www.ifaw.org New York’s big cat handling ban awaits Governor Cuomo's signature http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york%E2%80%99s-big-cat-handling-ban-awaits-governor-cuomos-signature <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">Wed, 08/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No law currently exists in New York that prevents big cats kept in private exhibits from direct contact with humans. Their handlers often forget that these big cats are wild, and many have caused serious injuries to humans, not to mention the negative welfare implications for the cats. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/web_IMG_0273_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="No law currently exists in New York that prevents big cats kept in private exhibits from direct contact with humans.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york%E2%80%99s-big-cat-handling-ban-awaits-governor-cuomos-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats A.9004/S.6903 big cat law Governor Cuomo New York State prohibit direct contact Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:57 +0000 Carson Barylak 100974 at http://www.ifaw.org Stamped for Approval: Senate Passes Stamp Bill to Raise Funds for USFWS Conservation Programs http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stamped-approval-senate-passes-stamp-bill-raise-funds-usfws-conservation-programs <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 08/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This &quot;Save Vanishing Species&quot; stamp brought in millions of dollars for USFWS. Under Congress's new Stamp Act, more stamps will be created that will bring in money for USFWS for the next six years." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/web_Save%20Vanishing%20Species%20stamp_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" title="This &quot;Save Vanishing Species&quot; stamp brought in millions of dollars for USFWS. Under Congress's new Stamp Act, more stamps will be created that will bring in money for USFWS for the next six years." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stamped-approval-senate-passes-stamp-bill-raise-funds-usfws-conservation-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:56:19 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 100973 at http://www.ifaw.org