http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Twitter campaign #Every15Minutes was trending worldwide with help of supporter retweets http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/twitter-campaign-every15minutes-was-trending-worldwide-help-supporter-retweets <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">Thu, 08/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/52.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" />The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across all its Twitter channels.</p> <p>The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached &ldquo;trending&rdquo; status.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/twitter-campaign-every15minutes-was-trending-worldwide-help-supporter-retweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants #every15minutes 96 a day Africa Ivory poaching tweets twitter world elephant day Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:47:30 +0000 Azzedine Downes 105008 at http://www.ifaw.org Puny fines for ivory smugglers deter no one http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/puny-fines-ivory-smugglers-deter-no-one <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">Tue, 08/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BD99duMco98" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I am outraged by the <strong><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ivory-smugglers-returned-china-despite-huge-haul-n403851" target="_blank">report emerging in the media</a></strong> that Swiss authorities, after making the largest seizure of ivory in Zurich, let the Chinese smugglers leave the country with a puny fine.</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/BD99duMco98&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/BD99duMco98&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=BD99duMco98"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-BD99duMco98_1.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/puny-fines-ivory-smugglers-deter-no-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China CITIES Ivory seizure Smuggle Swiss Customs Authority Switzerland Video Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:36:58 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 104944 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-world-elephant-day <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, 08/11/2015</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="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" alt="Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_5.jpg?1439326877" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>On Wednesday</strong> millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> <p>&ldquo;At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is one of those days that gives everyone a chance to celebrate everything that is so wonderful about these incredible creatures and what is being done to protect them,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director: <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> Southern Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-elephants-%E2%80%93-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking poaching world elephant day Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:03:15 +0000 adintino 104966 at http://www.ifaw.org Scientific Community Stands Strong for Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scientific-community-stands-strong-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/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">Tue, 08/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impact on the African elephant population." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_11_15_flocken.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 396px;" title="Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impact on the African elephant population." />In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scientific-community-stands-strong-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephant population elephants Ivory poaching Scientific Community Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:38:35 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104973 at http://www.ifaw.org Trending this #WorldElephantDay: #Every15Minutes http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trending-worldelephantday-every15minutes <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">Tue, 08/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Spread the word.</p> <p>Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks.</p> <p><strong>Every. 15. Minutes.</strong></p> <p>To echo this dreadful statistic, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will post tweets every 15 minutes from midnight tonight through World Elephant Day tomorrow.</p> <p>Each tweet is a unique portrait of an elephant&mdash;an intelligent, feeling individual and member of a family and community. Each one&rsquo;s suffering matters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/trending-worldelephantday-every15minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Africa Asia elephant every 15 minutes Ivory poaching world elephant day Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:33:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104904 at http://www.ifaw.org World Lion Day: Live Twitter #IFAWLionQandA with our resident expert, advocate http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-lion-day-live-twitter-ifawlionqa-our-resident-expert-advocate <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">Thu, 08/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW has long been a leader in advocacy for the welfare and conservation of the African Lion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_10_15_lion_day.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 419px;" title="IFAW has long been a leader in advocacy for the welfare and conservation of the African Lion." />Saddened by the trending news of #CeciltheLion&rsquo;s horrific demise?</p> <p>Confused by the status of the lion under the US Endangered Species Act and laws that govern trophy hunting and the importation of trophies into the United States?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-lion-day-live-twitter-ifawlionqa-our-resident-expert-advocate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Cecil the lion Jeff Flocken lions twitter world lion day Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:47:25 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104911 at http://www.ifaw.org