Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/17 en Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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">Oct 26 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="201" title="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),</p> <p>However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at http://www.ifaw.org Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference <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">Oct 26 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="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" alt="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_Shark_300%20px.jpg?1509020639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world&rsquo;s largest fish, the whale shark.</p> <p>By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy CMS Convention on Migratory Species sharks Whale Shark Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:25:16 +0000 adintino 112803 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade <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">Aug 24 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="597" height="305" title="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-morocco-sign-agreement_0.jpg?1503594390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:58 +0000 adintino 112365 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit <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">Aug 16 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="200" title="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" alt="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhino_sized_300px.jpg?1502893523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Experts say South Africa&rsquo;s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos black market illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino rhino horn rhinoceros horn Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:19 +0000 adintino 112289 at http://www.ifaw.org Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-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">Aug 11 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="199" title="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day" alt="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px.jpg?1502453366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:13:51 +0000 adintino 112235 at http://www.ifaw.org Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park <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">Aug 3 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="200" title="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" alt="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/new-york-ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1501793132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory ivory crush Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0000 adintino 112172 at http://www.ifaw.org