http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/21 en Rachael Hewish http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/110290 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IFAW Campaigns Manager </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rachael joined IFAW in 2016 and works on a variety of campaigns and projects, including issues affecting British wildlife such as the badger cull and seeking an end to the UK ivory trade. As campaigns manager she takes a leading role in the development of policy, campaigns and the political lobbying work of the IFAW UK team.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" width="220" height="285" title="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" alt="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rachael-Hewish-Blog-photo.jpg?1485348991" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Dec 1 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/110290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Staff Elephants Foxes Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:30:08 +0000 aclark 110290 at http://www.ifaw.org A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-act <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">Nov 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, we recount the marine mammal crisis that led to its creation, the structure of the act, and the many examples of success for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals in our waters because of these common sense protections. Just like these precious animals, the MMPA itself could be in danger from unrestrained industry influence if we don&#39;t act to save it on behalf of these animals and places they call home.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Seals Seals Whales dolphins marine MMPA seals whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:58:53 +0000 sdemo 112883 at http://www.ifaw.org Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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">Oct 26 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="201" title="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),</p> <p>However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at http://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban <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/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:54 +0000 David Cowdrey 112703 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES-listed species seized in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Marat Murtuzaliev, the Head of the Domodedovo Customs Office who said:</p> <p>&ldquo;15-20 years ago, animals of CITES-listed species were brought in the country by occasional smugglers earning some money by selling animals for private use. Moscow is now a transit zone and a large market for exotic animals. The total of 195 animals were confiscated in 2015, 240 animals, in 2016, and 300 animals, just during the past months of 2017.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates CITES domodedovo custons IFAW illegal smuggling moscow photos you have to see to believe russia wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:46:24 +0000 Elena Zharkova 112512 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006 <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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically in recent years.</p> <p>The biggest threat to elephants today is poaching. Indeed, the African elephant population declined by more than 50% between 1979 and 1989, mainly due to poaching to supply the international ivory trade. Practically all ivory for sale in the world has come at the cost of an elephant&#39;s life.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants cybercrime Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:17:25 +0000 aclark 112500 at http://www.ifaw.org