http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Why France’s domestic ivory ban following Kenya burn is timely, important http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-france%E2%80%99s-domestic-ivory-ban-following-kenya-burn-timely-important <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">Mon, 05/02/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="France can set an example in the EU with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_02_16_tusksandflowers%20%28Custom%29.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="France can set an example in the EU with its recently announced near total ban on domestic trade of ivory." /></p> <p>The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on this planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-france%E2%80%99s-domestic-ivory-ban-following-kenya-burn-timely-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ivory ban Ségolène Royal Mon, 02 May 2016 19:08:24 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 107451 at http://www.ifaw.org French minister of environment announces an unprecedented total domestic ban of ivory http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory <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, 05/02/2016</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="410" height="273" title="Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France." alt="Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IvoryBurnSoldier%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1462202049" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France. She declared that she would be promoting an enlargement of this measure to other EU countries.</p> <p>An IFAW poll conducted by Ifop in June 2015 revealed that &frac34; of French citizens were favorable to a total ivory ban in France.</p> <p>Mrs. Royal went one step further with this announcement after several key decisions:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban on ivory EU Member states Ségolène Royal white gold Mon, 02 May 2016 15:16:09 +0000 slajoie 107449 at http://www.ifaw.org Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya <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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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="169" title="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org First-ever Giants Club Summit grapples with elephant crisis http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-ever-giants-club-summit-grapples-elephant-crisis <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">Thu, 04/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache to the burn site at Nairobi National Park. It will be set on fire on Saturday." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_28_16_giants.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache to the burn site at Nairobi National Park.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-ever-giants-club-summit-grapples-elephant-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Africa burn crush destroy stockpiled elephant horn Ivory Kenya Nairobi National Park rhino tusk Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:06:26 +0000 Azzedine Downes 107390 at http://www.ifaw.org Think globally, act locally: Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies, NGOs to protect elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/think-globally-act-locally-summit-pledges-%E2%80%98social-contract%E2%80%99-among-conservancies-ngos-protect-el <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">Tue, 04/26/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157667623868085" title="Kenya"><img alt="Kenya" height="343" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1526/26634625446_163bd9f5bf_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/think-globally-act-locally-summit-pledges-%E2%80%98social-contract%E2%80%99-among-conservancies-ngos-protect-el" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants burn elephant Giants Club Summit historic Ivory Kenya tonne tusk Slideshow Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:50:18 +0000 Azzedine Downes 107342 at http://www.ifaw.org Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/petition-save-mali%E2%80%99s-300-remaining-elephants-has-topped <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/c%C3%A9line-sissler-bienvenu">Céline Sissler-Bienvenu</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, 04/13/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Blog.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" /></p> <p>Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining elephant herd of the Sahel region. To date, more than 73,000 people signed IFAW&rsquo;s petition calling on the Minister of Environment of Mali, Mr. Ousmane Kon&eacute;, to take urgent action to save these 300 remaining elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/petition-save-mali%E2%80%99s-300-remaining-elephants-has-topped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants animal rescue conservation elephants mali petition Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:46:03 +0000 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu 107255 at http://www.ifaw.org