http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/16 en Working in Kasungu will bring it back to its glory days http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/working-kasungu-will-bring-it-back-its-glory-days <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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">Thu, 09/29/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gNohgx1hvcM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and lion populations, not to mention numerous other species in abundance.</p> <p>But, sadly, that was back in the 1980s.&nbsp;Today, there are few elephants in Kasungu, rhinos and lions have been wiped out, and most antelope species have declined dramatically.&nbsp;</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/gNohgx1hvcM?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/working-kasungu-will-bring-it-back-its-glory-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos buffalo elephant Ivory kill National Park poaching rhino horn South Africa tusk Zambia zebra Video Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:27:25 +0000 Jason Bell 109218 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event <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, 09/28/2016</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="158" title="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking. “INTERPOL applauds IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service for piloting the tenBoma counter-poaching initiative in Kenya. They have shown unprecedented willingness to s" alt="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tenBoma_ScreenShot_300px.jpg?1475063950" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tenboma-field-report-poachers-stopped-tsavo-east-program-expands-west">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initiative</a> in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES counter-poaching elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Interpol Ivory poaching tenBoma wildlife trafficking Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:24 +0000 adintino 109157 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlife trafficking operations http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/david-higgins">David Higgins</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">Wed, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_28_16_cites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are expanding our long-standing partnership to more closely align <a href="http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Environmental-crime/Projects/Project-Wisdom" target="_blank">INTERPOL&rsquo;s Project Wisdom</a> and <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference" target="_blank">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initiativ</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants crime criminal data elephant illegal Interpol Ivory law partnership poaching tenBoma tusk Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:59:58 +0000 David Higgins 109185 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES makes huge strides in fight against ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-makes-huge-strides-fight-against-ivory-trade <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">Tue, 09/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/184397212?title=0&amp;byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Parties to vote for a pathway to ivory trade, which would doom elephants around the world, whose numbers have been decimated by poaching for their tusks.</p> <p>It failed, rejected by a two-thirds majority including Kenya, Republic of Congo and Chad.</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-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/184397212?title=0&fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&autoplay=0" width="460" height="292"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-makes-huge-strides-fight-against-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES convention cop17 elephants Ivory johannesburg South Africa trinkets tusks wildlife trade Video Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:22:43 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109142 at http://www.ifaw.org Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/governments-online-companies-ngos-join-forces-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Tue, 09/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRu_3t3oGcc" width="610"></iframe>Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world&rsquo;s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.</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-html5-2" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRu_3t3oGcc?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/governments-online-companies-ngos-join-forces-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES cop17 cyber criminals ebay illegal online sales online trade Wildlife crime Video Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:22:12 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 109144 at http://www.ifaw.org Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal <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, 09/26/2016</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="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal" alt="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px.jpg?1474890854" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention.</p> <p>The United States stated that &ldquo;Parties have addressed domestic markets where there is a clear nexus between domestic and international trade. There is no better example of this clear nexus than elephants. We reject that we&rsquo;re acting beyond the scope of the Convention.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger bones Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:56:56 +0000 adintino 109098 at http://www.ifaw.org