Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/21 en Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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">Tue, 03/03/2015</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="300" title="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-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">Fri, 02/20/2015</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="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" alt="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px.jpg?1424454760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain.</p> <p>The training was funded by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and conducted by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade Malawi Zambia Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:53:24 +0000 adintino 103014 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar <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, 01/22/2015</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: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" alt="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/_MG_8622%20300px.jpg?1421944769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.</p> <p>&ldquo;These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,&rdquo; said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.</p> <p>The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horns rhino poaching Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:44 +0000 adintino 102740 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking <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, 11/21/2014</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="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants <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">Wed, 11/19/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" alt="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_KOL_300px.jpg?1416406833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign &ldquo;Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory&rdquo; officially launched today at a gala event by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in collaboration with Beijing Jintai Art Museum and a dozen media agencies, private corporations and non-profit organizations in China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poaching Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:27:32 +0000 adintino 102004 at http://www.ifaw.org