https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/28 en Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephants-migrate-despite-protected-area-boundaries-and-international-borders <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">Aug 1 2018</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="229" title="Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders" alt="Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders" src="/sites/default/files/ElephantPR300.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (<a href="http://www.ceru.up.ac.za/">CERU</a>) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world&rsquo;s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant.</p> <p>Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in the Serengeti, is more common amongst large mammals than one might think, particularly in species that inhabit highly seasonal environments. A common assumption is that elephants also migrate but until now there has been a lack of evidence to support this notion.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephants-migrate-despite-protected-area-boundaries-and-international-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants CERU elephant migration elephant research elephants landscape conservation migratory species Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:56:49 +0000 kferrari 113747 at https://www.ifaw.org Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the scale of online wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">May 24 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia, but the reality is that it is a global problem. The internet provides customers and wildlife traffickers access to a vast marketplace, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Thu, 24 May 2018 08:41:47 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 113523 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key- <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">May 22 2018</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="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries" alt="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of" src="/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found&nbsp;almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products&nbsp;</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 22 May 2018 22:18:49 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113499 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW Accepted Into the IUCN https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn <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">May 9 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="ifaw accepted into iucn International Union for Conservation of Nature" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IUCN-announcement-press-release_2.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 253px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Elephants Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Whales Wed, 09 May 2018 17:16:10 +0000 shedman 113460 at https://www.ifaw.org Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants <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 3 2018</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="225" title="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" alt="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" src="/sites/default/files/UK_Ivory_Surrender_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.</p> <p>Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory sales Ivory ivory ban ivory trade uk ivory ban Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:37:42 +0000 adintino 113384 at https://www.ifaw.org Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-ivory-trade-ban-confirmed <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">Apr 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IvoryBan_UK_April_2018.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Progress for saving elephants! Photo: © V. Fishlock" /></p> <p>Today is a great day for elephants, as the UK Government has <strong><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-43620012" target="_blank">announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead</a></strong>, with a pledge that the ban will be <strong>the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world!</strong></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/uk-ivory-trade-ban-confirmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:35:44 +0000 David Cowdrey 113381 at https://www.ifaw.org