http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/112304 <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">Aug 17 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="300" height="167" title="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" alt="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Animojis-Graphic_300px_0.jpg?1502976373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> <p><strong><em>International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation </em></strong></p> </div> <p>Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and Bare Tree Media have teamed up to educate the public on animal rescue and wildlife conservation issues through mobile messaging conversations and photo sharing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/112304" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Animal rescue Seals Rhinos Seals Whales Animoji stickers elephant Emojis giraffe harp seal pangolin rhino whale Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:07:22 +0000 adintino 112304 at http://www.ifaw.org Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-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">Aug 11 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="300" height="199" title="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day" alt="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px.jpg?1502453366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:13:51 +0000 adintino 112235 at http://www.ifaw.org What the future holds this World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what-future-holds-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/conservation/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">Aug 11 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to buyers representing Japan and China. Kruger National Park. photo by John Hrusa." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/kruger-ivory-world-elephant-day.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to buyers representing Japan and China. Kruger National Park. Photo by John Hrusa." />I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/what-future-holds-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Africa ban elephant Ivory trade world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:17:20 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 112243 at http://www.ifaw.org eBay taking steps to combat illegal wildlife trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/taking-steps-to-combat-illegal-wildlife-trafficking <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">Aug 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p class="p2" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.4em; margin: 0px 0px 0.8em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>This blog <a href="https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/taking-steps-to-combat-illegal-wildlife-trafficking/" style="font-size: 14px;">originally apppeared on ebayinc.com</a> on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Regulatory Management at eBay.&nbsp;It is republished here with permission.&nbsp;--TMS</em></span></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/taking-steps-to-combat-illegal-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants ebay elephant ivory elephants illegal ivory Ivory online shopping wildlife trade wildlife trafficking world elephant day Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:08:01 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 112210 at http://www.ifaw.org Saving elephants, the Fleetwood way http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-elephants-fleetwood-way <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski">Donna Gadomski</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">Aug 8 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/new-york-ivory-crush-8.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Mick and Lynn Fleetwood attended the ivory crush in New York's Central Park alongside IFAW's Donna Gadomski and Jeff Flocken." />Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and their daughters, Ruby and Tessa, to witness the <a href="/node/112158" target="_blank">destruction of two tons of confiscated ivory</a> in New York&rsquo;s Central Park<strong>.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-elephants-fleetwood-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants central park confiscated ivory elephant ivory elephants Fleetwood Mac illegal ivory ivory ban ivory crush ivory trade Lynn Fleetwood mick fleetwood New York NYC Ivory Crush Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:49:46 +0000 Donna Gadomski 112196 at http://www.ifaw.org Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park <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">Aug 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="300" height="200" title="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" alt="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/new-york-ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1501793132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory ivory crush Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0000 adintino 112172 at http://www.ifaw.org