http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/28 en Empowering wildlife conservation through literacy education in Malawi http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/empowering-wildlife-conservation-through-literacy-education-malawi <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/lisa-cant-haylett">Lisa Cant-Haylett</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, 07/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/113Yw9-3svQ" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially dangerous elephants, hippos and crocodiles, in the southern African country of Malawi.</p> <p>Since piped water is scarce, until recently villagers &ndash; 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height: 478px;" title="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." />After a recent meeting by European Member Sta</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant EU Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:50:21 +0000 Satyen Sinha 104708 at http://www.ifaw.org A sad reality for disabled elephant orphan looms http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms <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/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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, 07/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_11_15_suni2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." />Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been&nbsp;brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing increasing challenges with&nbsp;her disabled leg and foot.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa elephant EOP Ivory orphan rehabilitate rescue Suni Zambia Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:37:20 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 104676 at http://www.ifaw.org Taking elephant calves from their mothers devastates calves, rest of herd http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd <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/neil-greenwood">Neil Greenwood</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, 07/10/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_10_15_taking.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 581px;" title="The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bonds, and complex levels of consciousness and social cohesion." />Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/taking-elephant-calves-their-mothers-devastates-calves-rest-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants captive China elephants family bonds Zimbabwe zoos Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:50:01 +0000 Neil Greenwood 104668 at http://www.ifaw.org Zambia elephant orphanage delivers hope http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zambia-elephant-orphanage-delivers-hope <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/non-staff/iain-webb">Iain Webb </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, 07/09/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Author Iain Webb was able to observe the calves and photograph them from as close as 10 feet away." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_10_15_webb3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Author Iain Webb was able to observe the calves and photograph them from as close as 10 feet away." />When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they interact with the elephants, and headed to where they all sleep at night.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zambia-elephant-orphanage-delivers-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa destroy confiscated ivory elephants Lilayi Elephant Nursery orphans poaching Zambia Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:33:59 +0000 Iain Webb 104667 at http://www.ifaw.org Inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall at Crown Prince’s Abu Dhabi lecture series http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inspired-dr-jane-goodall-crown-prince%E2%80%99s-abu-dhabi-lecture-series <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">Tue, 07/07/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_07_15_goodall.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 453px;" title="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014" />Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit or more.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inspired-dr-jane-goodall-crown-prince%E2%80%99s-abu-dhabi-lecture-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Ivory ivory crush Jane Goodall lecture UAE Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:12:14 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104600 at http://www.ifaw.org