http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/32 en CITES ANALYSIS: Backing proposals to save elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-analysis-backing-proposals-save-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/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 07/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_16_citeselephant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />As the next Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) approaches, battles lines are drawn and redrawn as negotiations on subtle nuances of language in proposals are assessed and interpreted.</p> <p>Headlines are already screaming that the battle for elephants may be lost before the conference even begins. This is simply not the case.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-analysis-backing-proposals-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Africa CITES elephants Ivory johannesburg protection tusks Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:07:13 +0000 Jason Bell 108175 at http://www.ifaw.org Youth Forum mentoring sessions to help aspiring advocates get started http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-mentoring-sessions-help-aspiring-advocates-get-started <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">Fri, 07/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program will present its 4-Step Formula to make positive change happen for people, animals, and the environment in your community." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_16_youthmentor.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program will present its 4-Step Formula to make positive change happen for people, animals, and the environment in your community." />Looking to get more involved in animal and environmental protection as part of your career?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/youth-forum-mentoring-sessions-help-aspiring-advocates-get-started" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Education Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers CITES elephant Jane Goodall JGI September wildlife trade youth forum Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:21:48 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108165 at http://www.ifaw.org Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september <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">Wed, 07/13/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_13_16_pre_cites.png" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" /></p> <p>For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has sponsored a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering of countries that sign on to the convention, to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered plants and animals like elephants, rhinos, sharks, pangolins, and parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Tigers Africa Big Cat CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora elephant Ivory johannesburg lion parrots Shark Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:15:36 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108155 at http://www.ifaw.org Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia <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, 07/11/2016</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="198" title="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" alt="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_4.jpg?1468244396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to combat wildlife crime began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers animal skins illegal wildlife illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory smuggling live animals rhino horn wildlife trafficking Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:41:01 +0000 adintino 108118 at http://www.ifaw.org Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence <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">Fri, 07/08/2016</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="264" title="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" alt="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_4.jpg?1467989508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari&mdash;the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014&mdash;has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;IFAW immediately reached out to contacts in Tanzania and understood that the decision was under review by Tanzanian authorities,&rdquo; said Ian Robinson, VP Animal Welfare and Conservation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Animal welfare ekephants poaching rhinos safari Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:24 +0000 adintino 108098 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s amended wildlife law lacks teeth http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinas-amended-wildlife-law-lacks-teeth <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/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">Thu, 07/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Under the disguise of captive breeding, tiger farms like the one in this file photo produce and sell tiger bone wine." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_07_16_WPLA.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Under the disguise of captive breeding, tiger farms like the one in this file photo produce and sell tiger bone wine." />Amending China&rsquo;s 26-year-old Wildlife Protection Law was highly anticipated among wildlife advocates around the world.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinas-amended-wildlife-law-lacks-teeth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Tigers big cats breeding captive captivity China cubs law legal policy Tiger traditional medicine Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:45:27 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 108081 at http://www.ifaw.org