http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Coral smuggling degrades environment, economy http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/coral-smuggling-degrades-environment-economy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/education/dima-abo-kous">Dima Abo Kous </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">May 25 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_25_17_coral_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />Due to their brilliant composition, design, and strategic locations, coral reefs serve superbly as natural shock absorbers from the relentless force of the sea. By absorbing energy from gentle or powerful waves, coral reefs protect beaches from erosion, preventing water from easily cutting into mounds of sand that lay far beneath the bare feet of beach-goers above them. Without this bulwark of coral, precious beach would degrade and collapse.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/coral-smuggling-degrades-environment-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade biodiversity colony coral erosion fish jewelry ocean Thu, 25 May 2017 20:11:20 +0000 Dima Abo Kous 111514 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Crimes Investigation Unit leads to Zambian ivory trafficker arrest http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-crimes-investigation-unit-leads-zambian-ivory-trafficker-arrest <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/mike-labuschagne">Mike Labuschagne</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">May 23 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Ivory, from no less than five elephants, was unsuccessfully smuggled across the Zambia Malawi border and picked up by IFAW’s Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit – thanks to their undercover informant network." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_23_17_arrest.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Ivory, from no less than five elephants, was unsuccessfully smuggled across the Zambia Malawi border and picked up by IFAW’s Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit – thanks to their undercover informant network." />A young Zambian National has been arrested</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-crimes-investigation-unit-leads-zambian-ivory-trafficker-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Africa criminal elephants Ivory kill poach tenBoma trade tusk Tue, 23 May 2017 19:13:16 +0000 Mike Labuschagne 111499 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Uganda: Wildlife crime capacity building for the judiciary http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-uganda-wildlife-crime-capacity-building-judiciary <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/kelvin-alie">Kelvin Alie</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">May 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs authority worked together through case studies and content development to strengthen their collaborative approach to stopping wildlife criminals." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_06_16_uganda.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs authority worked together through case studies and content development to strengthen their collaborative approach to stopping wildlife criminals." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-uganda-wildlife-crime-capacity-building-judiciary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Raptors Africa illegal Ivory Judge law poaching smuggling Uganda Wildlife Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:51:27 +0000 Kelvin Alie 108065 at http://www.ifaw.org More poisoned arrows used to poach Tsavo elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-poisoned-arrows-used-poach-tsavo-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/conservation/faye-cuevas-esq">Faye Cuevas, Esq.</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">May 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the animal, confiscated by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_16_17_arrows.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the animal, confiscated by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers." />In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-poisoned-arrows-used-poach-tsavo-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Africa arrow elephant hunting Ivory kill poaching poison tusk Mon, 15 May 2017 19:57:56 +0000 Faye Cuevas, Esq. 111381 at http://www.ifaw.org UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda <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">May 16 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="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife Cases in Uganda" alt="UWA, Conservation Partners Engage Judicial Officers to Raise Profile of Wildlife" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0254_300px.jpg?1494944913" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) host workshop with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to sensitize key judicial officials on the nature and extent of wildlife crimes in the country. </em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uwa-conservation-partners-engage-judicial-officers-raise-profile-wildlife-cases-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade pangolin scales poaching Wildlife crime Tue, 16 May 2017 14:35:44 +0000 adintino 111392 at http://www.ifaw.org European Commission guidance: No more raw ivory exports http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/european-commission-guidance-no-more-raw-ivory-exports <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/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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">May 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_16_17_eu_rawivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/european-commission-guidance-no-more-raw-ivory-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants carved China elephant Europe Ivory kill poaching trade tusk Tue, 16 May 2017 20:44:37 +0000 Eleonora Panella 111393 at http://www.ifaw.org