http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/16 en Aerial elephant census in Tsavo http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo <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">Feb 27 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="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" alt="Aerial elephant census in Tsavo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Aerial-Elephant-Census_2017_300px.jpg?1488227446" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A ten-day aerial elephant census was concluded Friday in the Tsavo Conservation Area. Though the full tally of elephants is yet to be announced, previous results of the exercise which is conducted every three years indicated elephant populations as 11,076 in 2014; 12,573 in 2011 and 11,733 in 2008. The final results will be announced as soon as scientists finish compiling the data.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/aerial-elephant-census-tsavo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants Chyulu Hills National Parks elephant census Elephant poaching elephant populations habitat loss human animal conflict Kwale Mkomazi South Kitui National Reserve Taita ranches Tsavo Tsavo East Tsavo West Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:40:20 +0000 adintino 110567 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant orphans moved to secured boma for reintegration into wild http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-orphans-moved-secured-boma-reintegration-wild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Feb 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nKsy_dH2U2Q" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili insist on staying very close to the keepers. Since Nkala and Muchi have only recently graduated from the nursery, this experience is bound to be more unsettling for them. But the keepers are with them whenever they need reassurance and of course their beloved milk bottles are still coming every 3 hours.</em></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nKsy_dH2U2Q?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-orphans-moved-secured-boma-reintegration-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Africa baby calve cute elephant EOP Ivory orphan trunk tusk Zambia Video Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:02:11 +0000 Katie Moore 109966 at http://www.ifaw.org Forest elephants decline in critical sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/forest-elephants-decline-critical-sanctuary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/110498">Aurore Morin</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">Feb 21 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW conducted a field assessment of Cote d'Ivoire forest elephants in 2012 and spearheaded their relocation in early 2014." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_21_17_forestele.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW conducted a field assessment of Cote d'Ivoire forest elephants in 2012 and spearheaded their relocation in early 2014." />Like their savannah-dwelling cousins, forest elephants in Central Africa are facing a devastating decline in numbers, as a <a href="http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)30024-6" target="_</p> </a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/forest-elephants-decline-critical-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Africa decline extinct Forest India kill poaching tree tusk Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:03:40 +0000 Aurore Morin 110507 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant corridor in India finally free of human habitation http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-corridor-india-finally-free-human-habitation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Feb 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand State, India." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_08_17_corridor.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A highly endangered Asian elephant tusker in Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand State, India." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s partner in South Asia, Wildlife Trust of India, is happy to announce that a task initiated in 2005 has yielded a conservation milestone to celebrate.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-corridor-india-finally-free-human-habitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Africa conflict corridor elephant India Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:37:49 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 110402 at http://www.ifaw.org Zimbabwe elephants and injured wildlife receive second chance http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zimbabwe-elephants-and-injured-wildlife-receive-second-chance <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">Feb 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s37JCo28tCY" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Visiting the <a href="http://www.zimellies.com/">Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery</a> (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board members James Costas and Gregory Mertz, I was reminded that in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, we are always learning&mdash;from each other and from the individual animal lives we save.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zimbabwe-elephants-and-injured-wildlife-receive-second-chance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants conservation elephants orphaned elephants ZEN Zimbabwe Video Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:29:44 +0000 Azzedine Downes 110410 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org