http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Deadly ivory trade trends in the Middle East http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deadly-ivory-trade-trends-middle-east <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/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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, 01/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." class="caption" longdesc="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/uae_trade_route_trends_2015.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 548px;" title="The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Middle East into China." />Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deadly-ivory-trade-trends-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants illegal trade in Ivory Ivory seizure trade route Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:13:35 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 102790 at http://www.ifaw.org Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/using-chinese-technology-innovations-protect-wildlife <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/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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, 01/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This screen grab above, translated with Google Translate, notes Sogou is working with IFAW to warn to anyone searching for &quot;ivory&quot; on their site that elephants die when they buy." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/sougo_grab_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 587px;" title="This screen grab above, translated with Google Translate, notes Sogou is working with IFAW to warn to anyone searching for &quot;ivory&quot; on their site that elephants die when they buy." />Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/using-chinese-technology-innovations-protect-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants China Ivory sougo technology wechat Weibo whatsapp Wildlife Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:57:07 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 102746 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar <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">Thu, 01/22/2015</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="200" title="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" alt="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/_MG_8622%20300px.jpg?1421944769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.</p> <p>&ldquo;These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,&rdquo; said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.</p> <p>The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horns rhino poaching Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:44 +0000 adintino 102740 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: “PROTECT” campaign features dozens of celebrity animal friends http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-%E2%80%9Cprotect%E2%80%9D-campaign-features-dozens-celebrity-animal-friends <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">Wed, 01/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_fVLgtYG1A?list=PL01fYnIuuBbWOfwZmagYUyK6JCU5xnjAt" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare is honoured to be affiliated with such talented actors and musicians who lend their celebrity to help our cause.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ifaw.org/protect">Launching today</a> is our latest endeavour of brand awareness which was made possible through the efforts of one particular dedicated individual: actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-%E2%80%9Cprotect%E2%80%9D-campaign-features-dozens-celebrity-animal-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Education Elephants Tigers Whales Ads Education elephants Protect PSA tigers whales Video Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:11:46 +0000 Azzedine Downes 102659 at http://www.ifaw.org Seizing wild elephants in Zimbabwe for a lifetime of captivity is simply wrong http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong <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">Wed, 12/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." class="caption" longdesc="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_10_14_elle2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" title="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." />The Zimbabwe government&rsquo;s <strong>capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants</strong> not only poses grave threats to the very survival of those compromised individuals, but <strong>will cause </strong><strong>deleterious</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:54:33 +0000 Azzedine Downes 102331 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-environmental-crime-fugitive-arrested-zambia <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, 12/09/2014</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="610" height="351" title="Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia" alt="Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/interpol_grab_web_0_0.jpg?1418145551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A prominent environmental criminal named on the <a href="http://www.interpol.int/">INTERPOL</a> Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the <a href="http://www.zawa.org.zm/">Zambia Wildlife Authority</a> (ZAWA) and Zambia Police.</p> <p>Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escaped from Botswana where he had been arrested in 2012 for the unlawful possession of seventeen pieces of elephant ivory. The illegal cache weighed 115kg.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-environmental-crime-fugitive-arrested-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants fugitive INFRA Terra Interpol Zambia Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:19:12 +0000 slajoie 102307 at http://www.ifaw.org