http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/28 en Chinese officials vow to halt ivory trade at Beijing crush http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-officials-vow-halt-ivory-trade-beijing-crush <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/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">Fri, 05/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_29_15_ivorycrush.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory" />In Beijing, it hadn&rsquo;t rained for days.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-officials-vow-halt-ivory-trade-beijing-crush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants endangered ivory ban ivory crush ivory trade poaching wildlife trade Fri, 29 May 2015 15:16:30 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 104124 at http://www.ifaw.org China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing <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, 05/29/2015</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="225" title="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" alt="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1432892957" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Illegal trade illegal trade in Ivory Ivory ivory crush Ivory poaching Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:29 +0000 adintino 104109 at http://www.ifaw.org Open letter to Africa’s leaders on Africa Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 05/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_africaday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." />Dear African Leader,</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa day corridor elephants Ivory poaching Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:57 +0000 Jason Bell 104068 at http://www.ifaw.org Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tencent-says-no-online-illegal-wildlife-trade <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, 05/22/2015</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="200" title="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" alt="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_0.jpg?1432305708" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (&ldquo;TNC&rdquo;), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (&ldquo;IFAW&rdquo;) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent&rsquo;s Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms. This is monumental news for threatened elephants everywhere as the world celebrates World Biodiversity Day and demonstrates Tencent&rsquo;s social responsibility commitment as a technology leader.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tencent-says-no-online-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephants illeagal online wildlife trade illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory tusk poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:10 +0000 adintino 104063 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese internet giant joins fight against wildlife crime on World Biodiversity Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-internet-giant-joins-fight-against-wildlife-crime-world-biodiversity-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/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">Fri, 05/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survival of many endangered species. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_tencent1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survival of many endangered species. " /></p> <p>A sea of hands held up in the air are shaking their mobile phones all at once.</p> <p>On everyone&rsquo;s screen, a special message appears:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-internet-giant-joins-fight-against-wildlife-crime-world-biodiversity-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China elephant Ivory tencent wechat wildlife trade Fri, 22 May 2015 14:38:42 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 104062 at http://www.ifaw.org Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking <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, 05/22/2015</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="200" title="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pwt_Closing_300px.jpg?1432306784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capacity to combat wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Fri, 22 May 2015 15:04:14 +0000 adintino 104065 at http://www.ifaw.org