http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-trophy-imports <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/political-advocacy/satyen-sinha">Satyen Sinha</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, 07/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_15_eu_trophy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 478px;" title="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." />After a recent meeting by European Member Sta</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant EU Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:50:21 +0000 Satyen Sinha 104708 at http://www.ifaw.org A sad reality for disabled elephant orphan looms http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms <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/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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, 07/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_11_15_suni2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." />Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been&nbsp;brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing increasing challenges with&nbsp;her disabled leg and foot.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa elephant EOP Ivory orphan rehabilitate rescue Suni Zambia Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:37:20 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 104676 at http://www.ifaw.org Taking elephant calves from their mothers devastates calves, rest of herd http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd <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/neil-greenwood">Neil Greenwood</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, 07/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_10_15_taking.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 581px;" title="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." />Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants captive China elephants family bonds Zimbabwe zoos Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:50:01 +0000 Neil Greenwood 104668 at http://www.ifaw.org Zambia elephant orphanage delivers hope http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zambia-elephant-orphanage-delivers-hope <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/non-staff/iain-webb">Iain Webb </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, 07/09/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Author Iain Webb was able to observe the calves and photograph them from as close as 10 feet away." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_10_15_webb3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Author Iain Webb was able to observe the calves and photograph them from as close as 10 feet away." />When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they interact with the elephants, and headed to where they all sleep at night.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zambia-elephant-orphanage-delivers-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa destroy confiscated ivory elephants Lilayi Elephant Nursery orphans poaching Zambia Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:33:59 +0000 Iain Webb 104667 at http://www.ifaw.org Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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, 07/06/2015</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="201" title="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." alt="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_2.jpg?1436196409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.</p> <p>The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Chimelong Guangzhou Harare Zimbabwe zoos Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:35 +0000 slajoie 104593 at http://www.ifaw.org