http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/21 en Training update: Combatting wildlife cybercrime in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-update-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime-south-africa <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">Tue, 06/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 endangered and threated live wild animals and items made from their body parts available for sale across 280 online marketplaces." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/dead_or_alive.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 589px;" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 endangered and threated live wild animals and items made from their body parts available for sale across 280 online marketplaces." />I have been lucky enough to see wild white rhinos in the bush </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-update-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos cybercrime elephant horn illegal Ivory online trade rhino shopping traditional medicine wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:04:54 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 108014 at http://www.ifaw.org TenBoma tech heralded at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/steve-njumbi">Steve Njumbi</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, 06/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wFaSd5F1O00" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Kenya and rescue survivors in the rubble of last year&rsquo;s Nepal earthquake.</p> <p>Now, tenBoma is being heralded as another success story in geospatial technology used to save lives&mdash;this time the lives of elephants poached for their ivory across Africa.</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"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wFaSd5F1O00?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa criminal elephants Ivory poaching technology tenBoma tusk Video Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:37:12 +0000 Steve Njumbi 107991 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for World’s Most Trafficked Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-demonstrates-need-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal <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">Mon, 06/27/2016</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="Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for World’s Most Trafficked Mammals" alt="Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_300px_3.jpg?1467035381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author on a technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-demonstrates-need-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking pangolin pangolin scales poaching Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:51:48 +0000 adintino 107983 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-shopping-giant-builds-noah%E2%80%99s-ark-endangered-animals <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">Mon, 06/27/2016</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="China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals" alt="China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Disappearing-finless-porpoise-creative-sculpture-exhibition-300px.jpg?1467037400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building.</p> <p>The themed picture show is one part of the campaign &ldquo;Save Endangered Animals &ndash; Please Do Not Say Goodbye&rdquo;, which was launched jointly by <a href="/www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) and the Deji Plaza, a landmark building in Nanjing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-shopping-giant-builds-noah%E2%80%99s-ark-endangered-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants endangered animals illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poachers Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:29:04 +0000 adintino 107984 at http://www.ifaw.org Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia <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, 06/24/2016</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="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" alt="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/South-Sudan-ivory-bust-Khamis-Adieng-300.jpg?1466783655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Sudan. IFAW congratulates the South Sudan Wildlife Service, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking tusks Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:54:55 +0000 adintino 107978 at http://www.ifaw.org Arab countries discuss CITES strategies http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arab-countries-discuss-cites-strategies <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">Thu, 06/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encourages participants at the Amman meeting to unify on CITES issues." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_23_16_arabcites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encourages participants at the Amman meeting to unify on CITES issues." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arab-countries-discuss-cites-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Raptors CITES endangered listing middle east poaching protection Royalty wildlife trade Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:03:12 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 107964 at http://www.ifaw.org