Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/16 en China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing <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, 05/29/2015</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="225" title="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" alt="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1432892957" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Illegal trade illegal trade in Ivory Ivory ivory crush Ivory poaching Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:29 +0000 adintino 104109 at http://www.ifaw.org Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tencent-says-no-online-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">Fri, 05/22/2015</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="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" alt="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_0.jpg?1432305708" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (&ldquo;TNC&rdquo;), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (&ldquo;IFAW&rdquo;) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent&rsquo;s Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms. This is monumental news for threatened elephants everywhere as the world celebrates World Biodiversity Day and demonstrates Tencent&rsquo;s social responsibility commitment as a technology leader.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tencent-says-no-online-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephants illeagal online wildlife trade illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory tusk poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:10 +0000 adintino 104063 at http://www.ifaw.org Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-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, 05/22/2015</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="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pwt_Closing_300px.jpg?1432306784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capacity to combat wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Fri, 22 May 2015 15:04:14 +0000 adintino 104065 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-destroys <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, 05/22/2015</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="225" title="IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day" alt="IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WBD_FR_300px_0.jpg?1432307479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22<sup>nd</sup>, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6<sup>th</sup> called &ldquo;Je Donne Mon Ivoire&rdquo; (I am giving up my ivory).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush Fri, 22 May 2015 15:13:24 +0000 adintino 104066 at http://www.ifaw.org New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-african-training-program-improves-regional-capacity-and-cooperation-combat-wildlife-traffic <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, 05/18/2015</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="New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_5768_300_px.jpg?1431957911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda.</p> <p>Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the workshop aims to empower officers from Customs Departments, wildlife law enforcement and wildlife management authorities with the necessary skills to deter wildlife trafficking. Participants are drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/new-african-training-program-improves-regional-capacity-and-cooperation-combat-wildlife-traffic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephant ivory elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegally traded wildlife Ivory poachers rhino horn wildlife trafficking Mon, 18 May 2015 14:07:17 +0000 adintino 104013 at http://www.ifaw.org Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/record-1160-kilograms-ivory-and <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, 05/14/2015</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="198" title="Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique" alt="Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_3.jpg?1431959500" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn &ndash; more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns.</p> <p>The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5<sup>th</sup> May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital of Maputo. A Chinese national has reportedly been arrested. The cache included 340 elephant tusks weighting 1,160 kgs and 65 rhino horns weighing 124 kgs. Authorities said some of the tusks were still bloody, indicating they were from recently poached elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/record-1160-kilograms-ivory-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching rhinos Thu, 14 May 2015 12:49:01 +0000 adintino 103991 at http://www.ifaw.org