http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Congress prioritizes partisan politics, special interests over fate of elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-prioritizes-partisan-politics-special-interests-over-fate-elephants <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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This Ivory Coast elephant’s tusks become more tempting to poachers if pending legislation blocks the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the U.S. ban on the ivory trade ©IFAW/M. Booth" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Elephant-tusks-image_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="This Ivory Coast elephant’s tusks become more tempting to poachers if pending legislation blocks the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the U.S. ban on the ivory trade ©IFAW/M.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/congress-prioritizes-partisan-politics-special-interests-over-fate-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill ivory ban legislation Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:45:41 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 100814 at http://www.ifaw.org Rescued from horrendous cruelty, inspirational "moon bear" Chu Chu dies peacefully in China http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china <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">Mon, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Grace%20at%20work_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." /></p> <p><strong>Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died peacefully in China.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Animals Asia Foundation Asiatic Black Bears bear bile Chu Chu Grace Ge Gabriel Moon bears Pan Yu Bear Sanctuary Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:28:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100760 at http://www.ifaw.org We will not wait for an exact number of elephants killed each year to continue our fight http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight <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">Mon, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TS472-S_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Azzedine Downes CITES elephants Ivory MIKE Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants poaching Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Azzedine Downes 100730 at http://www.ifaw.org The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-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/elephants/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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, 07/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/unea_logo_big_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 317px;" title="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." />I was skeptical going into the <a href="http://www.unep.org/unea/en/" target="_blank">United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting&lt;</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy crime Nairobi UNEA Wildlife Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:22:55 +0000 Peter Pueschel 100732 at http://www.ifaw.org VIDEO: Dedicated to saving tigers, fighting wildlife crime in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-dedicated-saving-tigers-fighting-wildlife-crime-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</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, 07/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YR9SLf6h1yw" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>~~~</strong></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare - Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) trains and equips frontline staff across the country under its Van Rakshak (also known as the Guardians of the Wild) Project to better build their capacity to save tigers and other wildlife of India.</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" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YR9SLf6h1yw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YR9SLf6h1yw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR9SLf6h1yw"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-YR9SLf6h1yw_0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-dedicated-saving-tigers-fighting-wildlife-crime-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Tigers Guardians of the Wild India Pench Tiger Reserve Tiger trainers Van Rakshak Wildlife Trust of India Video Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:18:13 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100700 at http://www.ifaw.org No cheers for trophy hunting http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/no-cheers-trophy-hunting <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 07/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe height="350" src="http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=24393734" style="border:none;" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em><strong>In the video above, the author speaks with ABC&#39;s &quot;Good Morning America&quot;.</strong></em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><em><strong>~~~</strong></em></p> <p>This week, a 19 year-old Texas college cheerleader caused a stir when she posted photos online of her posing with imperiled African wildlife that she had hunted. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/no-cheers-trophy-hunting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Rhinos African wildlife animal killers animal protection groups black rhinos Dallas Safari Club Donald Trump's sons elephant Endangered Species Hunt King of Spain legal not ethical lion Melissa Bachman Texas college cheerleader the CEO of GoDaddy trophy hunter white rhino wildlife conservation Zimbabwe Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:01:04 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 100714 at http://www.ifaw.org