http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/eu-ivory-trade-kills-elephants <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">Jun 29 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> The International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the international level&nbsp;</div> <div> on trade in ivory and the perception from EU citizens on the issue. Also highlighted are the many loopholes that need to be&nbsp;</div> <div> addressed to finally close European ivory trade.</div> </div> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Policy Briefing Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:28:53 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 111814 at http://www.ifaw.org How we cracked the illegal Hatha Jodi trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-we-cracked-illegal-hatha-jodi-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/conservation/jose-louies">Jose Louies</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">Jun 29 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Hatha Jodi looks like a rare root, but it is in fact a hemi penis of the monitor lizard, which is cut off and dried carefully to give it its distinct clenched hand look." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_28_17_lizard1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Hatha Jodi looks like a rare root, but it is in fact a hemi penis of the monitor lizard, which is cut off and dried carefully to give it its distinct clenched hand look." />The following blog is a first-person account on how the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of Ind</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/how-we-cracked-illegal-hatha-jodi-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade capture India lizard parts Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:36:08 +0000 Jose Louies 111807 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction <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">Jun 26 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="200" title="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " alt="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg?1498484659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa&rsquo;s biggest rhino breeder to <a href="https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/science-and-environment/2017-06-24-sa-breeder-hosts-first-ever-online-global-auction-selling-500kg-worth-of-rhino-horn/">sell</a> part of his rhino horn stockpile &ndash; 500 kgs of horn &ndash; in a legal global online auction in August 2017.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Rhinos endangered wildlife illegal poaching poaching rhino rhino horns Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:48 +0000 adintino 111780 at http://www.ifaw.org Tsavo elephant census reveals population back above 12,000 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above <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/james-isiche">James Isiche</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">Jun 22 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_22_17_census.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." />Elephant numbers are on the rise in the Tsavo Conservation Area. After reviewing data collected in the ten-day aerial elephant census <a href="/node/110567" target="_blank">conducted this February</a>, the elephant population there has risen to 12,866.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:22:23 +0000 James Isiche 111757 at http://www.ifaw.org India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards <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">Jun 21 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="225" title="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" alt="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bengal-monitor-lizard-rescued-by-forest-wildlife-staff-kokrajhar-from-kokrajhar-town-market-admi_300px.jpg?1498050377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual &ldquo;forked&rdquo; penises.</p> <div> <p><em>Hatha Jodi</em>, are touted as a &lsquo;rare root&rsquo; and powerful charm by occult practitioners in India. They are sold openly on main mainstream e-commerce websites.</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illeagal online wildlife trade lizards Monitor lizards Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:14:14 +0000 adintino 111739 at http://www.ifaw.org Stepnoy Sanctuary welcomes new generation of saiga http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stepnoy-sanctuary-welcomes-new-generation-saiga <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/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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">Jun 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road closures to protect saiga breeding. PHOTO: © Galina Kalmykova" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_20_17_breeding1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road closures to protect saiga breeding. PHOTO: © Galina Kalmykova" /><em>This blog comes to us from </em><em>Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. &ndash;MV</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stepnoy-sanctuary-welcomes-new-generation-saiga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Antelope fast horn russia saiga Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:01:03 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 111730 at http://www.ifaw.org