http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Seizing wild elephants in Zimbabwe for a lifetime of captivity is simply wrong http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong <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">Wed, 12/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." class="caption" longdesc="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_10_14_elle2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" title="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." />The Zimbabwe government&rsquo;s <strong>capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants</strong> not only poses grave threats to the very survival of those compromised individuals, but <strong>will cause </strong><strong>deleterious</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:50:26 +0000 Azzedine Downes 102345 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export <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, 12/10/2014</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="460" height="315" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-elephant-action_0.jpg?1418251296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that elephants have strong family bonds, juvenile males staying with their mothers, sisters and aunts until well into their teen years, and females staying their whole lives within their family group. So we can only imagine the terror and suffering these elephants endured during this melee as the young were rounded up and taken away.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants captivity Zimbabwe Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:44:34 +0000 slajoie 102332 at http://www.ifaw.org Amboseli Project http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/amboseli-project <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, 12/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>T he Amboseli National Park&rsquo;s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/amboseli-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants Other Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:24:26 +0000 rbartlett 102294 at http://www.ifaw.org REPORT: Wanted – Dead or Alive - Exposing Online Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/report-wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-exposing-online-wildlife-trade <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">Tue, 11/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." class="caption" longdesc="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/11_21_14_elephant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 444px;" title="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." />Today, IFAW releases the report <em>Wanted &ndash; Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade </em>and the scale of the trade is truly staggering.&lt;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/report-wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-exposing-online-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants anti poaching IFAW report Interpol wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:45:55 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 102074 at http://www.ifaw.org Playful pachyderms: why elephants have a sense of humour http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/playful-pachyderms-why-elephants-have-sense-humour <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/vicki-fishlock">Vicki Fishlock</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, 11/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." class="caption" longdesc="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/11_20_14_elphantplay1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 356px;" title="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." />Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially true for elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/playful-pachyderms-why-elephants-have-sense-humour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants cute elephant family elephants humor play Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:26:14 +0000 Vicki Fishlock 102029 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103 <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:21:09 +0000 adintino 102103 at http://www.ifaw.org