http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/32 en Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal <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">Mon, 09/26/2016</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="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal" alt="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px.jpg?1474890854" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention.</p> <p>The United States stated that &ldquo;Parties have addressed domestic markets where there is a clear nexus between domestic and international trade. There is no better example of this clear nexus than elephants. We reject that we&rsquo;re acting beyond the scope of the Convention.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger bones Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:56:56 +0000 adintino 109098 at http://www.ifaw.org Youth Forum leaders find diversity, challenge, inspiration in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-leaders-find-diversity-challenge-inspiration-south-africa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/nancy-barr">Nancy Barr</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, 09/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157673078589331" title="YF_closing"><img alt="YF_closing" height="343" src="https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5162/29862000825_905795f64f_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-leaders-find-diversity-challenge-inspiration-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES Education future inspire South Africa youth forum Slideshow Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:25:27 +0000 Nancy Barr 109060 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-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">Wed, 09/21/2016</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="310" height="217" title="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" alt="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-CITES-rhino-pic_310px.jpg?1474475635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora <a href="https://cites.org/cop17">(CITES)</a> will hold its 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be affected by decisions taken by the delegates including rhinos, lions, elephants, pangolins, Barbary macaques and African Grey parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers African Grey Parrot barbary macaques CITES elephants illegal wildlife trades Ivory ivory trade lions pangolins poaching rhinos wildlife trade Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:27 +0000 adintino 109010 at http://www.ifaw.org US Senate passes wildlife trafficking act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-senate-passes-wildlife-trafficking-act <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">Mon, 09/19/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The wildlife trafficking act would ensure that the US government best coordinates its own efforts, and treats wildlife crime like other serious crimes. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_24_15_newregs.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The wildlife trafficking act would ensure that the US government best coordinates its own efforts, and treats wildlife crime like other serious crimes." /></p> <p><em>UPDATE: The House and Senate aligned their versions on September 21, and the final version is of to President Obama for signing.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-senate-passes-wildlife-trafficking-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:28:19 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 108980 at http://www.ifaw.org Efficient cooking stoves help preserve Indian tiger habitat http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/efficient-cooking-stoves-help-preserve-indian-tiger-habitat <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">Fri, 09/16/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Approximately 1,500 households in Greater Manas have benefitted from fuel efficient cooking stoves and now another 1,450 have been installed in and around tiger habitats in Central India. PHOTO: © IFAW-WTI" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/2031535.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Approximately 1,500 households in Greater Manas have benefitted from fuel efficient cooking stoves and now another 1,450 have been installed in and around tiger habitats in Central India.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/efficient-cooking-stoves-help-preserve-indian-tiger-habitat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Tigers Big Cat cooking food human animal conflict India poor safety Tiger village Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:55:12 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 108950 at http://www.ifaw.org RUSSIA UPDATE: Amur Tiger Filippa shows her stripes http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/russia-update-amur-tiger-filippa-shows-her-stripes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/tigers/ekaterina-blidchenko">Ekaterina Blidchenko</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, 08/29/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Filippa at rest in her enclosure. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_29_16_filippastripe.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Filippa at rest in her enclosure. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center" />As our rescued Amur tiger cub, Fillipa enjoys the dense foliage in her natural enclosure, we can see that she is growing strong, and she has given us a perfect opportunity to document the unique stripes and markings that will help us identify her once released in the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/russia-update-amur-tiger-filippa-shows-her-stripes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Big Cats Tigers amur Filippa rescue russia Tiger Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:20:34 +0000 Ekaterina Blidchenko 108722 at http://www.ifaw.org