http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Two orphan elephants rescued in two parks in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-orphan-elephants-rescued-two-parks-zambia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/rachael-murton">Rachael Murton </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">Wed, 08/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157671946238631" title="EOP"><img alt="EOP" height="343" src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8372/28584220323_cdd639bddd_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded to two elephants, orphaned and in distress.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-orphan-elephants-rescued-two-parks-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Africa baby cute elephant Ivory orphanage rescue saved tusk Zambia Slideshow Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:44:58 +0000 Rachael Murton 108679 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary <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">Wed, 08/17/2016</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="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" alt="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_6.jpg?1471440638" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total&nbsp; ivory trade ban in France, <a href="http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Segolene-Royal-renforce-l,48356.html">a more toned down version has just been published in the decree</a> issued jointly by S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, and St&eacute;phane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos elephant ivory illegal ivory ivory trade ban rhino rhino horn white gold Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:31:06 +0000 adintino 108615 at http://www.ifaw.org A near total ivory ban finalized in France! http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</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">Wed, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/French_ivory_crush_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Momentum in France to ban ivory had been gaining since the ivory crush in Paris." />In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, <a href="/node/107451">the French environment minister, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, announced</a><a href="/node/107451"> that to protect the last elephants on Earth France would prohibit all ivory trading on its soil!</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ivory ban ivory trade Kenya Ségolène Royal Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:53:44 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108618 at http://www.ifaw.org Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tech-industry-leaders-join-forces-against-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-online <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, 08/12/2016</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="Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online" alt="Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_3.jpg?1471006373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade </em></p> <p>On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tech-industry-leaders-join-forces-against-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal online trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhino poaching tigers Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:05:24 +0000 adintino 108578 at http://www.ifaw.org Empowering youth on World Elephant Day to secure wildlife’s future http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/empowering-youth-world-elephant-day-secure-wildlifes-future <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">Fri, 08/12/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o_-qJa8ylGA" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>This piece was co-authored by <a href="/node/108549" target="_blank">John Scanlon</a>, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)</em></p> <p>&ldquo;The future is in your hands.&rdquo;</p> <p>This is an oft-repeated statement in remarks about young people meant to inspire them.</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/o_-qJa8ylGA?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/empowering-youth-world-elephant-day-secure-wildlifes-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos children elephant future Ivory johannesburg South Africa tusk youth Video Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:16:21 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108553 at http://www.ifaw.org Major online tech companies unite to end wildlife cybercrime on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/major-online-tech-companies-unite-end-wildlife-cybercrime-world-elephant-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/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">Fri, 08/12/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_12_16_wed.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title=" Photo: © IFAW/Barbara Hollweg" />Today on World Elephant Day&nbsp;seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo!&nbsp;have united to adopt a&nbsp;<a href="/node/108559" target="_blank">new policy framework</a>&nbsp;that will help protect animals from illegal online trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/major-online-tech-companies-unite-end-wildlife-cybercrime-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants cybercrime illegal Ivory online market policy tusks wed world elephant day Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:38:08 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 108507 at http://www.ifaw.org