http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en Media, celebrity reaction to China’s ivory ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski">Donna Gadomski</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">Jan 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="/node/110174" target="_blank"><img alt="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_06_17_socialivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." />China announced it will impose a b</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants ban burn China crush illegal Ivory poaching trinkets tusk Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:23:30 +0000 Donna Gadomski 110216 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-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/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">Jan 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UAE?src=hash">#UAE</a> penalizes possession of wild <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/animals?src=hash">#animals</a> with hefty fines, life in prison <a href="https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e">https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e</a> <a href="https://t.co/m0atOMrJb1">pic.twitter.com/m0atOMrJb1</a></p> </blockquote></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Raptors Tigers Wolves dangerous pets exotic pets illegal law legislation United Arab Eremites wild Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:59:31 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 110211 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 30 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="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org Look back 2016: The year in numbers http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-the-year-in-numbers <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">Dec 29 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_29_16_numbers_list.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare had a lot to celebrate in 2016. Here is a round-up through the numbers:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-the-year-in-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Big Cats Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales accomplishments CITES end of year policy rescue victory wrap up youth forum Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:32:46 +0000 Azzedine Downes 110151 at http://www.ifaw.org Look back 2016: Policy, political gains for animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-policy-political-gains-for-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">Dec 27 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international convention listings and proposals to national legislative and policy wins, to benefit animals." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/political%20change%20blog-01_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international convention listings and proposals to national legislative and policy wins, to benefit animals." />Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internat</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/look-back-2016-policy-political-gains-for-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Whales 2016 conference law listicle listing New Year policy top 10 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:28:45 +0000 Azzedine Downes 110124 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW, coalition announce 10 species priorities for new US President http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-coalition-announce <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">Dec 21 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a “Top Ten” list of imperiled species in need of strong conservation measures. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_21_16_10report.jpg" style="width: 598px; height: 940px;" title="Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a “Top Ten” list of imperiled species in need of strong conservation measures. " />A new year &ndash; and a new face in the White House &ndash; presents an opportunity to think about our conservation resolutions.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-coalition-announce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos advocacy endangered law poaching policy priority report Wildlife crime Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:26:33 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 110080 at http://www.ifaw.org