http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/17 en CITES ANALYSIS: Backing proposals to save elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-analysis-backing-proposals-save-elephants <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">Fri, 07/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_16_citeselephant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />As the next Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) approaches, battles lines are drawn and redrawn as negotiations on subtle nuances of language in proposals are assessed and interpreted.</p> <p>Headlines are already screaming that the battle for elephants may be lost before the conference even begins. This is simply not the case.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cites-analysis-backing-proposals-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Africa CITES elephants Ivory johannesburg protection tusks Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:07:13 +0000 Jason Bell 108175 at http://www.ifaw.org Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september <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">Wed, 07/13/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_13_16_pre_cites.png" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" /></p> <p>For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has sponsored a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering of countries that sign on to the convention, to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered plants and animals like elephants, rhinos, sharks, pangolins, and parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Tigers Africa Big Cat CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora elephant Ivory johannesburg lion parrots Shark Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:21:59 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108156 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 2016 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-african-lion <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, 07/12/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering held every 3 years to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered animals and plants. As observers to the CoP, IFAW reviews and analyzes the proposals under consideration by the CoP, takes positions and makes recommendations.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This document outlines the proposals under consideration for African lion species, and IFAW&rsquo;s recommendations regarding the proposals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-african-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats African lion CITES conservation wildlife trade Policy Briefing Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:48:22 +0000 rbartlett 108139 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Grey Parrot - 2016 http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-african-grey-parrot <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, 07/11/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering held every 3 years to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered animals and plants. As observers to the CoP, IFAW reviews and analyzes the proposals under consideration by the CoP, takes positions and makes recommendations.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This document outlines the proposals under consideration for African Grey parrot species, and IFAW&rsquo;s recommendations regarding the proposals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-african-grey-parrot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy African Grey Parrot CITES conservation wildlife trade Policy Briefing Mon, 11 Jul 2016 20:59:07 +0000 rbartlett 108127 at http://www.ifaw.org Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence <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, 07/08/2016</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="264" title="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" alt="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_4.jpg?1467989508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari&mdash;the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014&mdash;has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;IFAW immediately reached out to contacts in Tanzania and understood that the decision was under review by Tanzanian authorities,&rdquo; said Ian Robinson, VP Animal Welfare and Conservation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Animal welfare ekephants poaching rhinos safari Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:24 +0000 adintino 108098 at http://www.ifaw.org Allowing trophies from elephant hunting undercuts fight against poaching http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/allowing-trophies-elephant-hunting-undercuts-fight-against-poaching <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 07/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephant trophy hunting had been increasing worldwide from 2004 through 2012 (CITES data is incomplete for 2013 and 2014 and does not accurately reflect the total number of trophy trade in those two years).</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/allowing-trophies-elephant-hunting-undercuts-fight-against-poaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants gun hunting Ivory law poaching riffle trophy tusks Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:30:10 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 108083 at http://www.ifaw.org