http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124 en What’s an elephant doing in a Chinese shopping mall? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what%E2%80%99s-elephant-doing-chinese-shopping-mall <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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, 02/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Recently a virtual elephant, named Laura, invited shoppers to play at a Beijing shopping mall." class="caption" longdesc="Recently a virtual elephant, named Laura, invited shoppers to play at a Beijing shopping mall." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/02_25_15_reality.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Recently a virtual elephant, named Laura, invited shoppers to play at a Beijing shopping mall." />&ldquo;<em>There is an elephant.</em></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/QfJ3QvBaAPs&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QfJ3QvBaAPs&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfJ3QvBaAPs"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-QfJ3QvBaAPs_0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what%E2%80%99s-elephant-doing-chinese-shopping-mall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Education elephants kids play Video Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:27:50 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 103060 at http://www.ifaw.org First Ukraine crisis video update: Shelter Pif in Donetsk http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-ukraine-crisis-video-update-shelter-pif-donetsk <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/shannon-walajtys">Shannon Walajtys</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, 02/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xcg9go6a0dM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are announced and then broken leaving an endless stream of tragic stories in their wake.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>IFAW continues to support three different animal shelters that are caught in this deadly conflict by providing food, medicine and veterinary equipment needed to save thousands of dogs.</strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/xcg9go6a0dM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xcg9go6a0dM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcg9go6a0dM"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-xcg9go6a0dM_5.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-ukraine-crisis-video-update-shelter-pif-donetsk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats dogs shelter Ukraine war Video Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:20:48 +0000 Shannon Walajtys 103065 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-relief-work-animals-begins-malawi <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, 02/23/2015</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="IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi " alt="IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Malawi_Floods_300px.jpg?1424715579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> led Disaster Response Team intends to vaccinate 10,000 livestock for diseases commonly caused by flooding; a rabies vaccination for dogs and cats is being conducted in affected villages.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-relief-work-animals-begins-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue companion animals cyclonic rains Disaster Responce Team Livestock Malawi Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:13:24 +0000 adintino 103028 at http://www.ifaw.org Are China’s zoos ‘acceptable’ places for Zimbabwe’s wild baby elephants? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/are-china%E2%80%99s-zoos-%E2%80%98acceptable%E2%80%99-places-zimbabwe%E2%80%99s-wild-baby-elephants <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Mon, 02/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="An Asian elephant is forced to perform acrobatic maneuvers repeatedly on a Chinese reality TV show called “Wonderful Friends.” " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/zim_ele_china_zoo_3_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 392px;" title="An Asian elephant is forced to perform acrobatic maneuvers repeatedly on a Chinese reality TV show called “Wonderful Friends.” " /></p> <p>There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, including China for some time.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/are-china%E2%80%99s-zoos-%E2%80%98acceptable%E2%80%99-places-zimbabwe%E2%80%99s-wild-baby-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants baby calves China CITES export wild Zimbabwe zoo Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:19:44 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 103030 at http://www.ifaw.org This World Pangolin Day, meet the little known, but loveable critter http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-pangolin-day-meet-little-known-loveable-critter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 02/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked wild mammal in the world. Photo by Sandip kumar " class="caption" longdesc="Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked wild mammal in the world. Photo by Sandip kumar " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/02_19_15_pangolin.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 440px;" title="Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked wild mammal in the world. Photo by Sandip kumar " />Can you identify the animal above? Is it a pinecone?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-pangolin-day-meet-little-known-loveable-critter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade anteaters pangolin scales wildlife trade Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:38:34 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 103004 at http://www.ifaw.org Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade <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, 02/20/2015</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="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" alt="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px.jpg?1424454760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain.</p> <p>The training was funded by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and conducted by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade Malawi Zambia Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:53:24 +0000 adintino 103014 at http://www.ifaw.org