http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/36 en Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-grisly-wildlife-cybertrade-exposed <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-grisly-wildlife-cybertrade-exposed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:34:09 +0000 adintino 102063 at http://www.ifaw.org International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking <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, 11/21/2014</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="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-expansion-educational-offerings-world-animal-day <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">Sat, 10/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Download IFAW Climate Change &amp; Animals materials using the link below." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/cc_image_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 351px;" title="Download IFAW Climate Change &amp; Animals materials using the link below." />When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience personally. The knowledge I gained formed a lifelong appreciation for nature and the animals that live within it.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/celebrating-expansion-educational-offerings-world-animal-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Dolphins Elephants Foxes Penguins Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Seals Tigers Turtles Whales Wolves bears change climate Education environment whales Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:08:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101615 at http://www.ifaw.org When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/when-it-comes-poaching-hate-crime-not-criminal <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, 03/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Poachers who had been illegally fishing on the Shire River in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park retreat at the sight of park rangers." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/_RIC7434_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 424px;" title="Poachers who had been illegally fishing on the Shire River in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park retreat at the sight of park rangers." />All poachers are not inherently evil.</p> <p>We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done out of economic desperation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/when-it-comes-poaching-hate-crime-not-criminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Raptors Tigers Turtles Africa crime development economy elephants jobs livelihoods poaching Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:49:19 +0000 Azzedine Downes 99443 at http://www.ifaw.org With a New Year in China comes a new campaign http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-year-china-comes-new-campaign <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">Thu, 01/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A collaboration between IFAW and SolarVista Media (Shanghai), the campaign features giant billboards that juxtapose a picture of a mother elephant with her calf next to an ivory bracelet linked to a handcuff, a visual metaphor for the moral and legal ramifications of ivory trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/solarvista_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 206px;" title="A collaboration between IFAW and SolarVista Media (Shanghai), the campaign features giant billboards that juxtapose a picture of a mother elephant with her calf next to an ivory bracelet link</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-year-china-comes-new-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Raptors Rhinos advertising agency attitudes billboard bono campaign change China hope pro welfare Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:51:50 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 99061 at http://www.ifaw.org China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinas-twitter-called-weibo-helps-generate-momentum-animal-welfare <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, 01/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The Weibo message—calling for laws to combat animal cruelty—was retweeted 34,000 times and more than 2,600 netizens enthusiastically commented in support of the appeal." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/weibo_grab_web.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 262px;" title="The Weibo message—calling for laws to combat animal cruelty—was retweeted 34,000 times and more than 2,600 netizens enthusiastically commented in support of the appeal." />Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their officia</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/chinas-twitter-called-weibo-helps-generate-momentum-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Dogs & Cats Elephants Raptors Tigers animal China enforcement law police progress welfare Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:59:41 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 98874 at http://www.ifaw.org