http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/21 en Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/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, 09/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and Chief Executive Officer (far left), sits on a discussion panel during the 2013 Clinton Global Inituative annual meeting to discuss the three year commitment to help stop the poaching of African elephants for their ivory. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa CGI Clinton cooperation elephants Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101462 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Dvůr Králové rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/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">Sun, 09/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ezwi-LYTcd8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now &ldquo;at the 11 hour to save the rhinos&rdquo; is not an over-estimation.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>Already we have lost at least 769 rhinos so far this year in South Africa, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. It is very encouraging to see the broad, perhaps unique range of partners coming together here.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn ceremony crime Czech rhino Slovakia video Wildlife Video Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:01:34 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101464 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Passing-out-Parade-of-Community-Scouts-at-KWS-LEA_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 322px;" title="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa elephants graduation Kenya KWS rangers training Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:48:36 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 101461 at http://www.ifaw.org Czech Republic and Slovakia spark new global initiative with rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/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">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_01_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 352px;" title="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn crime Czech horn poaching Republic rhino Slovakia Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:19:15 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101439 at http://www.ifaw.org Czech Republic and Slovakia reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <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">Thu, 09/18/2014</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="200" title="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " alt="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_300px.jpg?1411044859" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Sunday, September 21<sup>st</sup>, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos.</p> <p>At 11am at Dvůr Kr&aacute;lov&eacute; Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, Ministers for Environment for both countries will set alight seized illegal and stockpiled rhino horns in a gesture symbolising the world has reached the 11<sup>th</sup> hour to save rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos combatting wildlife trafficking Endangered Species illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horn burning rhino horns Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:07:10 +0000 adintino 101434 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: LATF MOU fosters partnerships to curb poaching and illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-latf-mou-fosters-partnerships-curb-poaching-and-illegal-wildlife-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7nGXVhYUFjE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on their habitat. Illegal wildlife trade has been identified as a lucrative crime with poachers and wildlife traffickers now using sophisticated equipment and weapons which are indications of well-coordinated international crime rings.</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/7nGXVhYUFjE&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/7nGXVhYUFjE&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=7nGXVhYUFjE"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-7nGXVhYUFjE.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/international/news/watch-latf-mou-fosters-partnerships-curb-poaching-and-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos LATF Lusaka Agreement Task Force MOU Video Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:46:56 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 101440 at http://www.ifaw.org