http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/21 en Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should <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">Apr 20 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="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" alt="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_6.jpg?1492694044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protected areas are missing 75 per cent of their elephants, some 730,000 individuals. One-third of protected areas have less than five per cent of the elephants they should.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;However, for the first time, we know which places deserve priority for conserving elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Elephant poach elephants ing Ivory poaching ivory trade Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:19:27 +0000 adintino 111118 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes <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">Apr 19 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="182" title="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" alt="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Giraffe-300px.jpg?1492607271" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction</em></strong></p> <p>In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes&rsquo; vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth&rsquo;s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Endangered Species Act ESA Giraffes IUCN Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:14:05 +0000 adintino 111111 at http://www.ifaw.org New scout base camp presence deters poaching http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-scout-base-camp-presence-deters-poaching <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/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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">Apr 11 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base camp near the Mailua and Olgulului/Olalarashi group ranches." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_11_17_scout2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base camp near the Mailua and Olgulului/Olalarashi group ranches." />One of IFAW&rsquo;s primary objectives in the Amboseli ecosystem is to enhance wildlife security.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-scout-base-camp-presence-deters-poaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Africa elephant Ivory poaching rifle trunk tusk wildlife trade Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:36:16 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 111030 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</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">Apr 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zH7XoaJ5GEk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths from both the sealing industry and from politicians.</p> <p>With so much misinformation out there, it is easy to get confused.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s separate the myths from the facts.</p> <p><strong>Myth #1:</strong> Only adult seals are hunted, and seal pups are protected.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-separating-myth-fact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Seals baby beater Canada clubbing cruel hackapic Hunt ice mother seal week Video Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:50:27 +0000 Sheryl Fink 110979 at http://www.ifaw.org Rehabilitated rhinos sighted in Indian forest range http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rehabilitated-rhinos-sighted-indian-forest-range <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/staff/rupa-gandhi-chaudhary">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Apr 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157680487450760" title="Rhino Sighting"><img alt="Rhino Sighting" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3956/33044574373_5552a9aa62_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Nearly two years after going back to the wild, Sohola, the hand-raised adult male rhino that was released in the western forest range of Kaziranga National Park was sighted today near Gendamari forest camp.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/rehabilitated-rhinos-sighted-indian-forest-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Wildlife trade Rhinos Baghmari horn India orphan release rhino Sohola wild Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:33:53 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 110970 at http://www.ifaw.org Five orphan elephants collared with GPS tracking in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/five-orphan-elephants-collared-gps-tracking-zambia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Apr 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia and collared." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_05_17_collaring.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia and collared." />I held the tip of Batoka&rsquo;s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he was tolerating the anesthesia well. By placing my hand on the back of his ear, I could feel his pulse rate through the blood vessels.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/five-orphan-elephants-collared-gps-tracking-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Africa elephant Ivory migration poaching tracking tusk Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:31:37 +0000 Katie Moore 110963 at http://www.ifaw.org