http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/29 en Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103 <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/102103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:21:09 +0000 adintino 102103 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level <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, 11/21/2014</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="South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level" alt="South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_2.jpg?1416577050" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014.</p> <p>The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhino, arrests of poachers, couriers and members of poaching syndicates. So far this year 344 people have been arrested in connection with crimes related to rhino poaching.</p> <p>The world famous Kruger National Park (KNP) has been the worst hit by poaching with 672 of its rhinos poached in the past 10 months.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rhinos elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory KNP Kruger Natinal Park poaching rhino rhino horn rhino poaching wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:43:16 +0000 adintino 102061 at http://www.ifaw.org International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-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, 11/21/2014</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="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Helping future leaders better understand today’s web of illegal wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/helping-future-leaders-better-understand-today%E2%80%99s-web-illegal-wildlife-crime <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">Mon, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of the fight against wildlife trade and uncovering the links it has to terrorism around the globe.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/helping-future-leaders-better-understand-today%E2%80%99s-web-illegal-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Turtles fighting terrorism illeagal wildlife trade Interpol Ivory policy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:58:58 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101964 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/5-questions-interpol-they-launch-operation-infra-terra <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/kelvin-alie">Kelvin Alie</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, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/interpol_grab_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 351px;" />In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL&rsquo;s Environmental Security unit.</p> <p>Together we have collaborated on numerous projects since 2005 including INTERPOL&rsquo;s largest-ever ivory trade operation in 2012. The organisations joined forces to combat global wildlife crime, especially crime related to the illegal killing of and trafficking in elephant, rhinoceros and tiger parts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/5-questions-interpol-they-launch-operation-infra-terra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers cooperation crime infra-red Interpol notice operation partnership Red Wildlife Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:59:03 +0000 Kelvin Alie 101966 at http://www.ifaw.org At CMS, working to reconcile “green“ values to include animal welfare http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cms-working-reconcile-%E2%80%9Cgreen%E2%80%9C-values-include-animal-welfare <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">Mon, 11/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="It is high time that the CMS promotes the intrinsic value of wildlife and promotes the wellbeing of migratory species by embracing more fully the rights of nature in the context of what we all hope will truly be a globally green economy." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/russian_bear_cub_tree_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="It is high time that the CMS promotes the intrinsic value of wildlife and promotes the wellbeing of migratory species by embracing more fully the rights of nature in the context of what we all hope will truly be a globall</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cms-working-reconcile-%E2%80%9Cgreen%E2%80%9C-values-include-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos CITES CMS manta migratory rays sharks species Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:15:17 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101846 at http://www.ifaw.org