http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en So this is how South Africa values its rhinos? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/so-how-south-africa-values-its-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/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, 09/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A white rhino calf stands beside its grazing mother in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. © IFAW/J. Hrusa" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Rhino_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 425px;" title="A white rhino calf stands beside its grazing mother in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. © IFAW/J. Hrusa" />We have grown weary of South Africa&rsquo;s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa&rsquo;s weak argument that South Africa, through its Constitution, aspires to protect rhinos through a philosophy of sustainable utilisation of natural resources.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/so-how-south-africa-values-its-rhinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos government policy rhino horn rhino horn trade South Africa Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:46:09 +0000 Jason Bell 101293 at http://www.ifaw.org Counting elephant carcasses is not enough http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/counting-elephant-carcasses-not-enough <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2739">James Kinney</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, 08/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephant expert vet, Sharon Redrobe, left, and IFAW's Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, right, examine a poached elephant in Bouba Ndjida National Park, Cameroon. © IFAW/ J. Landry" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Poached_elephant_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 468px;" title="Elephant expert vet, Sharon Redrobe, left, and IFAW's Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, right, examine a poached elephant in Bouba Ndjida National Park, Cameroon. © IFAW/ J.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/counting-elephant-carcasses-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant population Ivory poaching Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:57:31 +0000 James Kinney 101232 at http://www.ifaw.org New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa <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, 08/28/2014</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="300" height="200" title="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " alt="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_0.jpg?1409252073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The earth&rsquo;s largest land mammal is in crisis &ndash; on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association&rsquo;s <em>Natural Resources &amp; Environment</em> journal explores the international crisis through the lens of the thriving illegal ivory market in the United States &ndash; a significant contributor to the rapid decline of elephant populations in Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:05 +0000 adintino 101233 at http://www.ifaw.org Treasured to death http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/treasured-death <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">Thu, 08/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Read Treasured to Death using the link below, and make sure to visit IFAW.org/stopwildlifecrime for other educational resources including infographics, reports, factsheets and articles on the illegal wildlife trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/20140610AHKG15a_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 409px;" title="Read Treasured to Death using the link below, and make sure to visit IFAW.org/stopwildlifecrime for other educational resources including infographics, reports, factsheets and articles on the illegal wildlife trade." />The latest issue of the Americ</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/treasured-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES DC elephants illegal Ivory law policy trade Wildlife Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:02:24 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 101229 at http://www.ifaw.org Bidding against survival infographic http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/bidding-against-survival-infographic <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="node-body"><p>An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market.</p> </div> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants auctions elephants infographic Ivory poaching Other Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:19:17 +0000 jjones 101091 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing New York Ivory Ban http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-governor-cuomo-signing-new-york-ivory-ban <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="2592" height="1936" title="Ivory figurines" alt="Ivory figurines" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory_crush.jpg?1407875539" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horns:&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;New York is in the right state of mind with this ivory ban.</p> <p>An African elephant is slaughtered on average every fifteen minutes to feed the troublingly large consumer demand for ivory. The U.S. is among the largest ivory consumers in the world and New York is one its biggest sales hubs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-governor-cuomo-signing-new-york-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban Ivory Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:42:08 +0000 slajoie 101107 at http://www.ifaw.org