http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/37 en Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103 <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">Mon, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:21:09 +0000 adintino 102103 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-under-endangered-species-act <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">Mon, 10/27/2014</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="205" title="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" alt="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_3.jpg?1414437005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to the petition submitted by <a href="http://www.bornfreeusa.org/">Born Free USA</a>, <a href="http://www.hsi.org/">Humane Society International</a> (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions Born Free USA Endangered Species Act HSI Humane Society International lions sports hunting trophy hunting US Fish and Wildlife Services USFWS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:10:17 +0000 adintino 101796 at http://www.ifaw.org Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating-expansion-educational-offerings-world-animal-day <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">Sat, 10/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Download IFAW Climate Change &amp; Animals materials using the link below." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/cc_image_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 351px;" title="Download IFAW Climate Change &amp; Animals materials using the link below." />When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience personally. The knowledge I gained formed a lifelong appreciation for nature and the animals that live within it.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/celebrating-expansion-educational-offerings-world-animal-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Dolphins Elephants Foxes Penguins Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Seals Tigers Turtles Whales Wolves bears change climate Education environment whales Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:08:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101615 at http://www.ifaw.org Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year. http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-previous-year <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">Mon, 09/29/2014</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="224" title="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." alt="Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TigerDay2014%20Boy_tiger_makeup_costume_300px.jpg?1412085127" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The 15<sup>th</sup> annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28 &nbsp;involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before.</p> <p>It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russian Far East and is considered one of the most popular environmental festivals in Russia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tiger-day-russia%E2%80%99s-far-east-attracts-more-people-previous-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Education Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger anti poaching Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade Tiger Day 2014 tigers wildlife trade Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:27 +0000 adintino 101585 at http://www.ifaw.org Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia <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">Fri, 09/26/2014</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="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" alt="Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Cinderella_7_by%20Phoenix%20300%20px.jpg?1411752103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok &nbsp;and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare<em> (</em><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger and that their population may be decreasing despite recent successes in tiger rehabilitation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/threats-persist-wild-amur-tigers-far-east-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Tigers Amur tiger big cats illeagal hunting Internet trade poaching russia tiger day tigers Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:23:03 +0000 adintino 101525 at http://www.ifaw.org Bahrain holds first wildlife trafficking training since joining CITES http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bahrain-holds-first-wildlife-trafficking-training-joining-cites <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/ahmed-abou-zahra">Ahmed Abou-Zahra</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, 05/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="While falconry represents Bahrain culture and heritage, all falcon species are listed in CITES appendices and the trade in wild falcons from Asia to the Middle East has threatened these populations. c.Wikimedia" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/2012-12-15-16-11-59_4.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 483px;" title="While falconry represents Bahrain culture and heritage, all falcon species are listed in CITES appendices and the trade in wild falcons from Asia to the Middle East has threatened these populations.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bahrain-holds-first-wildlife-trafficking-training-joining-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Raptors Bahrain CITES Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species exotic pets illegal wildlife trade international trade Supreme Council for the Environment Fri, 30 May 2014 14:05:18 +0000 Ahmed Abou-Zahra 100441 at http://www.ifaw.org