Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-ivory-crush-ever-kenya <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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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="169" title="Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-ivory-crush-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seized in Nairobi http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0 <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">Thu, 03/31/2016</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="198" title="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" alt="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_2.jpg?1459515561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the source and recipients&rsquo; of the illicit ivory.</p> <p>Kenyan poaching incidents have dramatically reduced over the last two years. In 2014, 164 elephants and 35 rhinos were killed numbers which reduced in 2015 to 96 elephants and 11 rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephant illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal ivory seized Ivory poaching rhino horn Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:02:58 +0000 adintino 107135 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds China for Extending Bans of African Elephant Ivory Imports http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports <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, 03/23/2016</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="224" title="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after 1975." alt="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory_crush_300_1.jpg?1458759609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies to December 31, 2019. In the meantime, a new ban was issued that China will forbid imports of all ivory and its products acquired before CITES.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants CITES hunting trophies imports Ivory Xi Jinping Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:09:03 +0000 slajoie 107077 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-%E2%80%93-funding-enables-massive-strike-back-against-illegal-wildlife-trade <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, 03/15/2016</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="Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade " alt="Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_8261_300px_0.jpg?1457984177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-%E2%80%93-funding-enables-massive-strike-back-against-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal ivory seized illegal ivory trade Illegal Wildlife crime illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:37:12 +0000 adintino 106944 at http://www.ifaw.org Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capaci-0 <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, 03/14/2016</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="224" title="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity " alt="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_0953_300px.jpg?1458046583" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capaci-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant elephant ivory Horn of Africa Wildlife Crime Prevention Program illegal ivory illegal trade and trafficking ivory trade pangolins poaching reptile skins rhino rhino horns wildlife trafficking Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:38:12 +0000 adintino 106934 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-burns <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, 03/14/2016</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="140" height="79" title="Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory " alt="Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WP_20160314_09_04_00_Pro_140px.jpg?1457971496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning.</p> <p>The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi&rsquo;s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the High Court ordered the ivory to be burned.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-burns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory burn poaching Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:10:16 +0000 adintino 106938 at http://www.ifaw.org