http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/21 en Tsavo elephant census reveals population back above 12,000 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/james-isiche">James Isiche</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">Jun 22 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_22_17_census.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." />Elephant numbers are on the rise in the Tsavo Conservation Area. After reviewing data collected in the ten-day aerial elephant census <a href="/node/110567" target="_blank">conducted this February</a>, the elephant population there has risen to 12,866.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:26:10 +0000 James Isiche 111758 at http://www.ifaw.org India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards <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">Jun 21 2017</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="225" title="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" alt="India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bengal-monitor-lizard-rescued-by-forest-wildlife-staff-kokrajhar-from-kokrajhar-town-market-admi_300px.jpg?1498050377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual &ldquo;forked&rdquo; penises.</p> <div> <p><em>Hatha Jodi</em>, are touted as a &lsquo;rare root&rsquo; and powerful charm by occult practitioners in India. They are sold openly on main mainstream e-commerce websites.</p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/india-reveals-massive-illegal-online-trade-endangered-monitor-lizards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illeagal online wildlife trade lizards Monitor lizards Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:14:14 +0000 adintino 111739 at http://www.ifaw.org Stepnoy Sanctuary welcomes new generation of saiga http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/stepnoy-sanctuary-welcomes-new-generation-saiga <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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">Jun 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road closures to protect saiga breeding. PHOTO: © Galina Kalmykova" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_20_17_breeding1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road closures to protect saiga breeding. PHOTO: © Galina Kalmykova" /><em>This blog comes to us from </em><em>Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. &ndash;MV</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/stepnoy-sanctuary-welcomes-new-generation-saiga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Antelope fast horn russia saiga Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:01:03 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 111730 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL research says illegal wildlife trade exists on Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol-research-says-illegal-wildlife-trade-exists-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found 21 advertisements for wildlife products, 15 of which were for rhino horn products, such as the ones pictured here." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_14_17_darknet.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found 21 advertisements for wildlife products, 15 of which were for rhino horn products, such as the ones pictured here." />An INTERPOL report has found that some wildlife criminals are turning to the Darknet in their attempts to traffic products made from rhinos</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol-research-says-illegal-wildlife-trade-exists-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:52:05 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 111671 at http://www.ifaw.org Creating a network to defeat a network http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/creating-network-defeat-network <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">Jun 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/960116291944" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Premiere episode of&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/megyn-kelly/sunday-night-megyn-kelly-team-travels-kenya-report-efforts-protect-n767061" target="_blank">Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly</a>&nbsp;featured IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma program and its architect, Lt Col Faye Cuevas.&nbsp;</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/creating-network-defeat-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants crime criminal elephant illegal Ivory poaching tenBoma tusk Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:32:05 +0000 Azzedine Downes 111621 at http://www.ifaw.org