http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/17 en Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress <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">Wed, 08/31/2016</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="640" height="480" title="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" alt="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_press_release_0.jpg?1472679989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world&rsquo;s largest gathering of conservation leaders.</p> <p>IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species. Its adoption through the first-ever online voting process of IUCN was by a majority of both government and NGO members.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:04:33 +0000 smoos 108767 at http://www.ifaw.org IUCN passes IFAW-led resolution protecting pangolins, world’s most trafficked animal http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iucn-passes-ifaw-led-resolution-protecting-pangolins-worlds-most-trafficked-animal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/mark-hofberg">Mark Hofberg</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, 08/31/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO: © M. Shavez/1StopBrunei Wildlife" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_30_16_pangolinvic.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO: © M. Shavez/1StopBrunei Wildlife" />Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iucn-passes-ifaw-led-resolution-protecting-pangolins-worlds-most-trafficked-animal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy conservation convention endangered hunted pangolin protection threatened traded Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:19:54 +0000 Mark Hofberg 108733 at http://www.ifaw.org Why IUCN’s World Congress in Hawaii matters http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-iucns-world-congress-hawaii-matters <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, 08/31/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to close their domestic ivory markets. PHOTO: © IFAW/B. Hollweg" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_31_16_IUCNintro.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to close their domestic ivory markets. PHOTO: © IFAW/B.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-iucns-world-congress-hawaii-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Political advocacy Elephants advise conservation elephant Hawaii pangolin protect the International Union for Conservation of Nature Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:34:14 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108736 at http://www.ifaw.org 100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland <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">Wed, 08/31/2016</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="165" height="172" title="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland" alt="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/logo-mudeu_0.png?1472654250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country&rsquo;s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was started by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> which works to end commercial whaling in Iceland, Japan and Norway and provide lasting protection for whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales end commercial whaling Meet us don't eat us whale whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 adintino 108745 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephants in crisis – it looks much worse than we thought http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephants-crisis-it-looks-much-worse-we-thought <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, 08/31/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_03_16_iucn_ivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical." /><a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/31/africa/great-elephant-census/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">The recent update from the Great Elephant Census</a> (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past two years paints a doom and gloom picture for the future of Africa&amp;r</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephants-crisis-it-looks-much-worse-we-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants criminal elephants endangered extinct illegal Ivory poaching tenBoma tusk Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:25:02 +0000 Jason Bell 108749 at http://www.ifaw.org A musical celebration of whales in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/musical-celebration-whales-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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, 08/30/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_30_16_iceland_concert.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 688px;" title="Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection." />When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Reykjav&iacute;k for the first time last week, they were not only excited to see the various types of life-size whale models &ndash; but also because on that night they were</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/musical-celebration-whales-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Education Political advocacy Whales commercial concert cruel food iceland music restaurant tourist whales Whaling Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:41:49 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 108738 at http://www.ifaw.org