http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york <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">Mon, 09/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and Chief Executive Officer (far left), sits on a discussion panel during the 2013 Clinton Global Inituative annual meeting to discuss the three year commitment to help stop the poaching of African elephants for their ivory. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa CGI Clinton cooperation elephants Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101462 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Dvůr Králové rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <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/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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">Sun, 09/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ezwi-LYTcd8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now &ldquo;at the 11 hour to save the rhinos&rdquo; is not an over-estimation.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>Already we have lost at least 769 rhinos so far this year in South Africa, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. It is very encouraging to see the broad, perhaps unique range of partners coming together here.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn ceremony crime Czech rhino Slovakia video Wildlife Video Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:01:34 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101464 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Passing-out-Parade-of-Community-Scouts-at-KWS-LEA_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 322px;" title="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa elephants graduation Kenya KWS rangers training Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:48:36 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 101461 at http://www.ifaw.org Why we're joining an international network to address climate change http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-were-joining-international-network-address-climate-change <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">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/peoples_climate_march_graphic_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" /></p> <p>In the last twelve months alone, the International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s animal rescue team has responded to floods in the Western US and Balkans, a cyclone in India, wildfires in Chile, drought in Pakistan, and a typhoon in the Philippines.</p> <p>We have witnessed first-hand the various ways Mother Nature can wreak havoc for humans and animals alike.</p> <p><strong>The destruction left in the wake of these events has been shocking.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-were-joining-international-network-address-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy action CAN change climate manhattan network NY UN Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:20 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101457 at http://www.ifaw.org Czech Republic and Slovakia spark new global initiative with rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony <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/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_01_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 352px;" title="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn crime Czech horn poaching Republic rhino Slovakia Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:19:15 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101439 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: LATF MOU fosters partnerships to curb poaching and illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/watch-latf-mou-fosters-partnerships-curb-poaching-and-illegal-wildlife-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7nGXVhYUFjE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on their habitat. 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