http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/15 en Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animal-endangerment-issues-warrant-need-safeselfies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/staff/kerry-branon">Kerry Branon</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">Jun 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_26_17_selfie.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 319px;" />Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to <em>visit</em> the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing snapshot on Instagram to get people to double tap.</p> <p>We are social creatures, and research shows that photos with our faces in them receive an average of 38 percent more likes.</p> <p>So sharing our experiences does get your friends and followers&rsquo; attention.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animal-endangerment-issues-warrant-need-safeselfies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Big Cats Tigers #safeselfies big cats photo picture safe selfie Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:05:33 +0000 Kerry Branon 111792 at http://www.ifaw.org How an IFAW scholarship student overcame odds http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-ifaw-scholarship-student-overcame-odds <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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 26 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored scholarships to members of the OOGR." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_26_17_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 601px;" title="Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored scholarships to members of the OOGR." />When I meet Jonathan at the Amboseli Serena Lodge where he works, it is almost 8 pm; he just knocked off for the day.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-ifaw-scholarship-student-overcame-odds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education class diploma graduate learn scholarship student study Fri, 26 May 2017 16:37:20 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 111517 at http://www.ifaw.org Our response to scholars’ call to have animal welfare ethics taught in French schools http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/our-response-scholars-call-have-animal-welfare-ethics-taught-french-schools <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/julie-matondo">Julie Matondo</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">Mar 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Animal Action Education has reached 5 million children worldwide on the power of humane education, proven by research." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_06_17_humane_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Animal Action Education has reached 5 million children worldwide on the power of humane education, proven by research." />I have a very vivid memory of the day my literature professor settled the fundamental question of the difference between animals and humans: Animals do not have consciences.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/our-response-scholars-call-have-animal-welfare-ethics-taught-french-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education children France French homework kid lesson plan school student teacher Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:51:30 +0000 Julie Matondo 110651 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day <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">Mar 3 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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org Resources for Grade 7 ambassadors to make a difference in Southern Africa http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/resources-grade <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/lisa-cant-haylett">Lisa Cant-Haylett</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">Mar 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="(From l-r) The author, IFAW Supporter Development Representative Ronelle Petersen, Ambassador Yumnah Suliman and E-Classroom’s Christine Horsley." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_03_17_ambassador1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="(From l-r) The author, IFAW Supporter Development Representative Ronelle Petersen, Ambassador Yumnah Suliman and E-Classroom’s Christine Horsley." />When I was 12 years old, I wanted to put my compassion and love for animals into action. But there were no such opportunities to do so.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/resources-grade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Africa children class classroom kid learning school study Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:59:48 +0000 Lisa Cant-Haylett 110637 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating launch of Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating-launch-youth-wildlife-conservation-world-wildlife-day <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/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">Mar 2 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r93Arhthv-Y" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to #DoOneThingToday to help become part of the solution.</p> <p>Check out this <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/content/events" target="_blank">map of World Wildlife Day events</a> you can join. IFAW will be participating in awareness events in France, China and the United States.</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"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r93Arhthv-Y?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating-launch-youth-wildlife-conservation-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Education Elephants Tigers change Education elephants leaders Snow Leopard Voices world wildlife day young Video Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:36:31 +0000 Azzedine Downes 110598 at http://www.ifaw.org