http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/publications/rss.xml/125/16 en REPORT: African elephant population off 75 percent due to poaching http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/report-african-elephant-population <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Apr 21 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="345" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8TsZsuQfF9k" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human encroachment, notably poaching, elephants&rsquo; numbers in 73 protected areas is down to 25 percent of what population totals would be if there were no poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/report-african-elephant-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants CERU Rudi van Aarde savannah elephants Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:52:57 +0000 Azzedine Downes 111131 at http://www.ifaw.org Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should <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">Apr 20 2017</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="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" alt="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_6.jpg?1492694044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protected areas are missing 75 per cent of their elephants, some 730,000 individuals. One-third of protected areas have less than five per cent of the elephants they should.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;However, for the first time, we know which places deserve priority for conserving elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Elephant poach elephants ing Ivory poaching ivory trade Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:19:27 +0000 adintino 111118 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: KWS, NGOs and Community Ranches unite for Kenya Aerial Elephant Census http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-kws-ngos-and-community-ranches-unite-kenya-aerial-elephant-census <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/steve-njumbi">Steve Njumbi</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">Apr 18 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mo-868AHopI" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>In the midst of the most severe drought in Kenya since 2009, earlier this year IFAW participated with Kenya Wildlife Service and other groups in an intensive aerial census of Kenya&rsquo;s elephants in the Tsavo Conservation Area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-kws-ngos-and-community-ranches-unite-kenya-aerial-elephant-census" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Africa elephant Ivory migration poaching population tusk Video Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:15:27 +0000 Steve Njumbi 111070 at http://www.ifaw.org Five orphan elephants collared with GPS tracking in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/five-orphan-elephants-collared-gps-tracking-zambia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Apr 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia and collared." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_05_17_collaring.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia and collared." />I held the tip of Batoka&rsquo;s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he was tolerating the anesthesia well. By placing my hand on the back of his ear, I could feel his pulse rate through the blood vessels.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/five-orphan-elephants-collared-gps-tracking-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Africa elephant Ivory migration poaching tracking tusk Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:31:37 +0000 Katie Moore 110963 at http://www.ifaw.org Kitenden Conservancy Trust registered, unveiled to community leaders http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kitenden-conservancy-trust-registered-unveiled-community-leaders <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/evan-mkala">Evan Mkala </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">Apr 4 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The establishment of the Kitenden Conservancy Trust will ensure that Amboseli elephants can continue using 16,000 acres to graze and transit between Amboseli National Park and West Kilimanjaro Conservation areas for posterity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_04_17_corridor.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The establishment of the Kitenden Conservancy Trust will ensure that Amboseli elephants can continue using 16,000 acres to graze and transit between Amboseli National Park and West Kilimanjaro Conservation areas for posterity." />In&amp;n</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kitenden-conservancy-trust-registered-unveiled-community-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Africa corridor elephants Ivory landscape conservation migration tusks Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:07:04 +0000 Evan Mkala 110956 at http://www.ifaw.org China to shut down one-third of country’s ivory trading outlets http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-shut-down-one-third-country%E2%80%99s-ivory-trading-outlets <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Mar 31 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="China’s two ivory crushes foreshadowed the government’s commitment to end ivory trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_17_ivoryfactories.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="China’s two ivory crushes foreshadowed the government’s commitment to end ivory trade.</p /> </strong></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-shut-down-one-third-country%E2%80%99s-ivory-trading-outlets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa China elephant endangered factory Ivory poaching teeth tusk white gold Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:24:54 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 110928 at http://www.ifaw.org