http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/21 en World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-elephant-day <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, 08/12/2014</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="105" title="Elephants in Amboseli" alt="Elephants in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_140px_6.jpg?1407861606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:42:31 +0000 smoos 101094 at http://www.ifaw.org Renewing our commitment on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/renewing-our-commitment-world-elephant-day <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">Tue, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/World-Elephant-Day_with-IFAW-logo.jpg" title="" /></p> <p>At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Elephant Day is a good time to reflect on some of the International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s priorities to stop the slaughter and provide the space necessary for elephant populations to thrive.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/renewing-our-commitment-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants World Elephant Day 2014 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:05:54 +0000 Jason Bell 101074 at http://www.ifaw.org 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_9.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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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="300" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Germany: The heart-breaking irony of “Smile,” a new anti-ivory tv spot http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/spotlight-germany-heart-breaking-irony-%E2%80%9Csmile%E2%80%9D-new-anti-ivory-tv-spot <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/d%C3%B6rte-von-der-reith">Dörte von der Reith</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, 07/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/m60W_TMqIcU?list=UUet2Tbzuw-NX5ihYdVH1ijw" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic&mdash;from the &ldquo;Have a Nice Day&rdquo; campaign decades ago to the emoticons of today&rsquo;s technology&mdash;is recognized worldwide.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is using irony in its latest television advertisement, shifting the focus from the iconic visual to a poacher holding the tusk of a dead elephant under the hot glare of headlights.</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/m60W_TMqIcU&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/m60W_TMqIcU&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=m60W_TMqIcU"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-m60W_TMqIcU.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/spotlight-germany-heart-breaking-irony-%E2%80%9Csmile%E2%80%9D-new-anti-ivory-tv-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants German Ivory smile video Video Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:08:08 +0000 Dörte von der Reith 100918 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