http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saudi%E2%80%99s-half-ton-illegal-ivory-seizure-chokes-another-smuggling-route <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/ahmed-abou-zahra">Ahmed Abou-Zahra</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, 10/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Customs officers at Saudi Araba’s King Khalid International Airport foiled a recent smuggling operation, intercepting 588 pieces of ivory found in 16 suitcases." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Saudi_ivory_seizure_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 452px;" title="Customs officers at Saudi Araba’s King Khalid International Airport foiled a recent smuggling operation, intercepting 588 pieces of ivory found in 16 suitcases." />Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saudi%E2%80%99s-half-ton-illegal-ivory-seizure-chokes-another-smuggling-route" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephant ivory seizure Saudi Arabia Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:19 +0000 Ahmed Abou-Zahra 101753 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggl-0 <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggl-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:23 +0000 adintino 101741 at http://www.ifaw.org Animals are worth so much more than their economic value http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animals-are-worth-so-much-more-their-economic-value <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, 10/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In some arenas, including a recent UN assembly, charismatic mammals are lumped in as “sovereign national capital” with “charcoal and other forest products (including paper, timber and pulp).”" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/satao_mark_deeble_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 323px;" title="In some arenas, including a recent UN assembly, charismatic mammals are lumped in as “sovereign national capital” with “charcoal and other forest products (including paper, timber and pulp).”" />World leaders have been gathering in a wide variety of forums lately to addr</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animals-are-worth-so-much-more-their-economic-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy biodiversity CBD change climate development Korea Wildlife Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:26:02 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101731 at http://www.ifaw.org Dubai police, a true partner in the ongoing battle against ivory trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dubai-police-true-partner-ongoing-battle-against-ivory-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/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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, 10/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Dubai officials with African elephant tusks seized on October 8, 2014." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Customs_officials_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 637px;" title="Dubai officials with African elephant tusks seized on October 8, 2014." />It was good news on the 8<sup>th</sup> of October that Dubai Airport Security foiled a smuggling attempt of 16 pieces of African elephant tusk. It was published in many UAE newspapers. I was delighted to see the Dubai Police point to IFAW as a partner in their work for combating ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dubai-police-true-partner-ongoing-battle-against-ivory-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants airport Dubai elephants illegal Ivory smuggling trafficking Wildlife Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:16:24 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 101716 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:17 +0000 adintino 101740 at http://www.ifaw.org New honorary board member Jane Goodall will help us stay true http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-honorary-board-member-jane-goodall-will-help-us-stay-true <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, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/azzedine_downes_janes_goodall_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 453px;" title="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014." />With all her wisdom and passion on a wide range of fronts, it is no surprise that Dr. Jane Goodall is the most preeminent voice in the animal welfare movement.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-honorary-board-member-jane-goodall-will-help-us-stay-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Education Political advocacy Elephants Primates board elephants goodall honorary jane Tanzania Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:39:43 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101659 at http://www.ifaw.org