http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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">Tue, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrate this International Day of Happiness with animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrate-international-day-happiness-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/beth-allgood">Beth Allgood</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, 03/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author in India at the IFAW/ Wildlife Trust of India Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_20_15_happiness.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The author in India at the IFAW/ Wildlife Trust of India Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation " />On this International Day of Happiness, we celebrate the United Nation&rsquo;s goal of prioritizing happiness in the agendas of its 193 member countries.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrate-international-day-happiness-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Dogs & Cats Elephants animals GDP happy pets united nations well being Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:25:18 +0000 Beth Allgood 103340 at http://www.ifaw.org Does Kasane hold the key to unlocking action on the ground for elephants? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/does-kasane-hold-key-unlocking-actions-ground-elephants <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">Wed, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" class="caption" longdesc="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_17_15_poached.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" />In Decembe</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/does-kasane-hold-key-unlocking-actions-ground-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants illegal ivory trade poach saving elephants summit Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:54:13 +0000 Jason Bell 103291 at http://www.ifaw.org US needs to follow Australia’s lead on banning African lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_18_15_trophyhunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 431px;" title="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." />Recently, <a href="/node/103224" target="_blank">Australia&rsquo;s Environment Minister announced a ban on the impor</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats big cats canned hunting guns hunting lions trophy Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:15:06 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 103314 at http://www.ifaw.org Has the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade protected elephants, rhinos and tigers? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named &lsquo;Red Rhino&rsquo; cement crusher in front of a host of supportive politicians.</p> <p>The occasion marked the end of our ivory surrender, which resulted in over 90 kilos of ivory donated by our supporters, being publicly destroyed shortly before the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade.</p> <p><strong>Our message was clear &ndash; the illegal and inhumane poaching of elephants for their ivory must end now.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Africa Botswana conference elephant Kasane rhino summit trade Wildlife Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:36:58 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103304 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating 20 years of animal welfare advocacy in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating <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">Tue, 03/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cv39FxVu4ew" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Moscow to celebrate the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s Russia office.</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"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/cv39FxVu4ew&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cv39FxVu4ew&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv39FxVu4ew"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-cv39FxVu4ew_6.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Bears Polar Bears Whales change civil moscow russia society welfare Video Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:49:47 +0000 Azzedine Downes 103273 at http://www.ifaw.org