http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en Q&A: World of Animals 2016 calendar photo contest winner http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/qa-world-animals <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/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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, 12/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157677454979466" title="Contest Winner"><img alt="Contest Winner" height="343" src="https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5596/31375257551_17fd70fa35_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/qa-world-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Big Cats Elephants Africa beautiful contest image interview photographer picture Wildlife winner Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:27:39 +0000 Erica Martin 109940 at http://www.ifaw.org The making of an elite force: Kasungu’s Commando Unit http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-elite-force-kasungu%E2%80%99s-commando-unit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/mike-labuschagne">Mike Labuschagne</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, 12/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Equipping our rangers is an essential element of creating the team,” says Clifford Mwale, a ranger who quickly rose to a leadership position within the Kasungu Commando Unit." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_06_16_commando1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Equipping our rangers is an essential element of creating the team,” says Clifford Mwale, a ranger who quickly rose to a leadership position within the Kasungu Commando Unit." />Poaching has left Kasungu National Park Malawi&rsquo;s most depleted eco-system.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-elite-force-kasungu%E2%80%99s-commando-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos crime criminal elite team gun Kasungu military network Park poaching training Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:16:21 +0000 Mike Labuschagne 109916 at http://www.ifaw.org Trainings to better respond to displaced wildlife in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trainings-better-respond-displaced-wildlife-india <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/shannon-walajtys">Shannon Walajtys</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, 11/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jUMspN-Ueq4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) Forests &amp; Environment Department of the Government of Odisha to provide a three-day intensive training workshop on rescue and rehabilitation of displaced wildlife.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jUMspN-Ueq4?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trainings-better-respond-displaced-wildlife-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants India rescue save train video Wildlife workshop Video Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:28:46 +0000 Shannon Walajtys 109817 at http://www.ifaw.org Responding to US election results: IFAW steadfast in protecting animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/responding-us-election-results-ifaw-steadfast-protecting-animals <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, 11/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/political%20change%20blog-01.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />What&rsquo;s at stake</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/responding-us-election-results-ifaw-steadfast-protecting-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales Animal welfare climate change Donald Trump election endangered global warming President Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:39:41 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109827 at http://www.ifaw.org Paltry sentence for Vienna ivory trafficker reinforces need for European Action Plan implementation http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/paltry-vienna-ivory-bust-sentence-reinforces-need-european-action-plan <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/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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, 11/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two years in prison, which is clearly not a significant punishment considering the economic and environmental impact of his traffic." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_16_16_vienna.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two years in prison, which is clearly not a significant punishment considering the economic and environmental impact of his traffic." />Today, numerous media outlets reported the sei</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/paltry-vienna-ivory-bust-sentence-reinforces-need-european-action-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants criminal Ivory tusks Wildlife crime wildlife trade Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:22:48 +0000 Eleonora Panella 109759 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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">Thu, 11/17/2016</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="200" title="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org