http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-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/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:54 +0000 David Cowdrey 112703 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006 <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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically in recent years.</p> <p>The biggest threat to elephants today is poaching. Indeed, the African elephant population declined by more than 50% between 1979 and 1989, mainly due to poaching to supply the international ivory trade. Practically all ivory for sale in the world has come at the cost of an elephant&#39;s life.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants cybercrime Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:17:25 +0000 aclark 112500 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES-listed species seized in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Marat Murtuzaliev, the Head of the Domodedovo Customs Office who said:</p> <p>&ldquo;15-20 years ago, animals of CITES-listed species were brought in the country by occasional smugglers earning some money by selling animals for private use. Moscow is now a transit zone and a large market for exotic animals. The total of 195 animals were confiscated in 2015, 240 animals, in 2016, and 300 animals, just during the past months of 2017.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates CITES domodedovo custons IFAW illegal smuggling moscow photos you have to see to believe russia wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:46:24 +0000 Elena Zharkova 112512 at http://www.ifaw.org Kasungu National Park’s wildlife is recovering after 25 years of poaching http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kasungu-national-park%E2%80%99s-wildlife-recovering-after <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/animal-rescue/deanne-gibbs">Deanne Gibbs</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">Sep 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi&rsquo;s previously undeveloped and ineffective law enforcement efforts has had a devastating effect on the nation&rsquo;s wildlife. Kasungu National Park, Malawi&rsquo;s oldest protected area was once a thriving ecosystem with an abundance of wildlife. Rhino and lion populations that were once flourishing have been completely wiped out, while elephant numbers went from 2,000 in the 1980&rsquo;s to just over 50 in 2015.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/kasungu-national-park%E2%80%99s-wildlife-recovering-after" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Rhinos elephant hippo IFAW Kasungu National Park leopard Malawi poaching rhino Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:20:21 +0000 Deanne Gibbs 112470 at http://www.ifaw.org Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to highlight plight of endangered wildlife http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/internationally-renowned-street-artist-brings-his-world-mural-tour-london-highlight-plight-enda <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">Sep 5 2017</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="210" title="Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to highlight plight of endangered wildlife" alt="Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Tess_cunliffe_Russia_leopard_finished_mural_300px.jpg?1504640400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Who: </strong>&lsquo;Sonny&rsquo; &ndash; South African (British-born) street artist with a global following uses his dramatic style of street art to create eye-catching murals depicting endangered wildlife and brings his &lsquo;<a href="http://sonnyonline.com/tothebone/">To The Bone&rsquo;</a> tour to London in the next seven days.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/internationally-renowned-street-artist-brings-his-world-mural-tour-london-highlight-plight-enda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Animal welfare conservation Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:46:42 +0000 adintino 112462 at http://www.ifaw.org Six illegal wildlife smuggling photos that show the grim reality of this crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/six-illegal-wildlife-smuggling-photos-show-grim-reality-crime <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/tracy-bain">Tracy Bain</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">Aug 28 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><ol> <li> </li></ol></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/six-illegal-wildlife-smuggling-photos-show-grim-reality-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Raptors Turtles capuchin monkey gyrfalcon illegal wildlife trade. IFAW pangolin peregrine falcons slow loris wildlife smuggling photos Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Tracy Bain 112380 at http://www.ifaw.org