http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Oregon’s efforts to protect elephants and rhinos http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/oregon%E2%80%99s-efforts-protect-elephants-and-rhinos <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, 03/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Oregon bill SB 913 would make trading animal parts including elephant ivory, rhinoceros horns or products made from either an offense in the state." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_oregon.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Oregon bill SB 913 would make trading animal parts including elephant ivory, rhinoceros horns or products made from either an offense in the state." />This week, the Oregon bill SB 913 was heard in the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/oregon%E2%80%99s-efforts-protect-elephants-and-rhinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants ivory ban legislation Oregon rhino Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:36:28 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 103476 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL has success fighting wildlife trade with its Operation Infra Terra http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra <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/david-higgins">David Higgins</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, 03/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ecJ8GzqMtl4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>INTERPOL&rsquo;s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example of collaboration between the public and law enforcement community in identifying and locating wildlife criminals.</p> <p><strong>Launched in October 2014, Infra Terra</strong> urged the public to provide information on suspects identified by our member countries as their &lsquo;most wanted&rsquo;.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 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href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos criminal organizations horns Interpol Ivory organized crime rhinos Video Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:36:52 +0000 David Higgins 103389 at http://www.ifaw.org Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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, 03/25/2015</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="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org The elephants in the room in Kasane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephants-room-kasane <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/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 03/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Africa will be lost." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_24_15_kasane.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 552px;" title="If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Africa will be lost." />I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress towards addressing the current elephant crisis.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephants-room-kasane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China CITIES elephants Ivory Kasane summit Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:40 +0000 Jason Bell 103363 at http://www.ifaw.org African Elephant Summit – Where to Next? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next <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, 03/24/2015</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="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tusks-of-ele-speared-by-Maasai_300px.jpg?1427209428" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With the spotlight now on tomorrow&rsquo;s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday&rsquo;s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to address the elephant crisis, there appeared to be glaring differences in the commitment by others to halt the killing of elephants and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES elephants endangered wildlife illegal ivory illegal ivory trade illegal trade and trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:48 +0000 adintino 103364 at http://www.ifaw.org Maryland’s missed opportunity to protect elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/maryland%E2%80%99s-missed-opportunity-protect-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">Mon, 03/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="While we had a strong showing of support for the trade legislation bill, unfortunately, it did not pass." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_19_15_maryland.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 416px;" title="While we had a strong showing of support for the trade legislation bill, unfortunately, it did not pass." />I recently made the drive to Annapolis, Maryland, to testify in support of proposed state legislation to ban the trade in ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/maryland%E2%80%99s-missed-opportunity-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants auction house elephants Ivory legislation trade Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:30:57 +0000 Beth Allgood 103323 at http://www.ifaw.org