http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en IFAW applauds Delta, United and American airlines trophy hunting bans http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans <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, 08/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines&rsquo; bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos airlines Cecil the lion imports trophy hunting Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:24:50 +0000 slajoie 104892 at http://www.ifaw.org Q&A: Charles Mbao, Commander at Zambia’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit, on World Ranger Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/michael-booth">Michael Booth</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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JZuSSGxWXDU" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to <strong>Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority&rsquo;s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU)</strong>. An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world&rsquo;s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Anti-Poaching Unit elephants ranger World Ranger Day Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:42:41 +0000 Michael Booth 104831 at http://www.ifaw.org Suni euthanased in Zambia after three-year fight to live http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/suni-euthanased-zambia-after-three-year-fight-live <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/sarah-davies">Sarah Davies</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, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able to survive independently" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_31_15_suni.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Nearly three years after surgery we knew Suni the elephant would never be able to survive independently" />It is with a heavy heart that Game Rangers International has to report that Suni, the orphaned elephant who was brutally disabled in an attack as a young calf, was put to sleep earlier today after an intense three-year battle for her recovery.</em> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/suni-euthanased-zambia-after-three-year-fight-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants elephants Euthanasia GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project rescue Suni Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:03:58 +0000 Sarah Davies 104878 at http://www.ifaw.org Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-trophy-imports <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/political-advocacy/satyen-sinha">Satyen Sinha</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, 07/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_15_eu_trophy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 478px;" title="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." />After a recent meeting by European Member Sta</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant EU Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:50:21 +0000 Satyen Sinha 104708 at http://www.ifaw.org A sad reality for disabled elephant orphan looms http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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">Mon, 07/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_11_15_suni2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided intensive wound management when necessary." />Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been&nbsp;brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing increasing challenges with&nbsp;her disabled leg and foot.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-reality-disabled-elephant-orphan-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa elephant EOP Ivory orphan rehabilitate rescue Suni Zambia Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:37:20 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 104676 at http://www.ifaw.org