http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/21 en VIDEO: Unheard stories of the unsung heroes working to save India's tigers http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/video-unheard-stories-unsung-heroes-working-save-indias-tigers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</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, 07/23/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A tiger in the Kanha Tiger Reserve, one of the animals that Ram Singh Dhubre died protecting." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kahna%20Natl%20Park_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A tiger in the Kanha Tiger Reserve, one of the animals that Ram Singh Dhubre died protecting." /></p> <p>Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India&rsquo;s natural heritage.</p> <p>They often face better-armed poachers, and other threats including wild animals themselves.</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/xiW7ndkQH4c&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/xiW7ndkQH4c&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=xiW7ndkQH4c"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-xiW7ndkQH4c.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/video-unheard-stories-unsung-heroes-working-save-indias-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Tigers frontline staff India insurance Ram Singh Dhubre relief tigers Wildlife Trust of India Video Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:13 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100905 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES takes countries to task for illegal elephant ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade <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/paul-todd">Paul Todd</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, 07/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES_ele_Amboseli_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES Geneva ivory trade Kenya Standing Committee Switzerland Tanzania thailand Uganda UNEP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:29 +0000 Paul Todd 100859 at http://www.ifaw.org We will not wait for an exact number of elephants killed each year to continue our fight http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight <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">Mon, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TS472-S_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Azzedine Downes CITES elephants Ivory MIKE Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants poaching Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Azzedine Downes 100730 at http://www.ifaw.org Rescued from horrendous cruelty, inspirational "moon bear" Chu Chu dies peacefully in China http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Grace%20at%20work_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." /></p> <p><strong>Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died peacefully in China.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Animals Asia Foundation Asiatic Black Bears bear bile Chu Chu Grace Ge Gabriel Moon bears Pan Yu Bear Sanctuary Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:28:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100760 at http://www.ifaw.org The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-crime <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/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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, 07/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/unea_logo_big_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 317px;" title="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." />I was skeptical going into the <a href="http://www.unep.org/unea/en/" target="_blank">United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting&lt;</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy crime Nairobi UNEA Wildlife Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:22:55 +0000 Peter Pueschel 100732 at http://www.ifaw.org VIDEO: Dedicated to saving tigers, fighting wildlife crime in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/video-dedicated-saving-tigers-fighting-wildlife-crime-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</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, 07/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YR9SLf6h1yw" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>~~~</strong></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare - Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) trains and equips frontline staff across the country under its Van Rakshak (also known as the Guardians of the Wild) Project to better build their capacity to save tigers and other wildlife of India.</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YR9SLf6h1yw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YR9SLf6h1yw&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=YR9SLf6h1yw"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-YR9SLf6h1yw_0.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/video-dedicated-saving-tigers-fighting-wildlife-crime-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Tigers Guardians of the Wild India Pench Tiger Reserve Tiger trainers Van Rakshak Wildlife Trust of India Video Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:18:13 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100700 at http://www.ifaw.org