http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/21 en Pangolins and the Criteria for Listing in CITES Appendix I http://www.ifaw.org/canada/resource-centre/pangolins-and-criteria-listing-cites-appendix-i <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, 08/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. All eight species in the pangolin family are currently listed in Appendix II of CITES. This listing provides a modest level of protection, requiring exporting countries to ensure that any traded pangolin specimens have been legally obtained and that their export will not be detrimental to the species&rsquo; survival.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/resource-centre/pangolins-and-criteria-listing-cites-appendix-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Fact Sheets Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:07:35 +0000 sgjohnson 108684 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting world’s third-most traded bird at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/protecting-worlds-third-most-traded-bird-cites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/conservation/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">Tue, 08/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habitat, has been especially detrimental for wild populations throughout their range across Africa. Photo: © Pond 5/Panu Ruangjan" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_23_16_citesparrot.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habitat, has been especially detrimental for wild populations throughout their range across Africa.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/protecting-worlds-third-most-traded-bird-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade breeding endangered johannesburg listed listing parrot pet South Africa wildlife trade Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:11:00 +0000 Kelvin Alie 108673 at http://www.ifaw.org Appendix II listing for silky, thresher sharks http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/wildlife-trade/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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, 08/18/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_18_16_citesshark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." />For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES fin finning johannesburg ocean protect Shark soup. fishing South Africa sport fishing Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:31:13 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 108639 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary <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, 08/17/2016</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="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" alt="Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_6.jpg?1471440638" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total&nbsp; ivory trade ban in France, <a href="http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Segolene-Royal-renforce-l,48356.html">a more toned down version has just been published in the decree</a> issued jointly by S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, and St&eacute;phane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/rhino-horn-and-ivory-trade-ban-france-almost-exemplary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos elephant ivory illegal ivory ivory trade ban rhino rhino horn white gold Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:31:06 +0000 adintino 108615 at http://www.ifaw.org Seal doc Huntwatch premieres on television on Discovery Channel next month http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/seal-doc-huntwatch-premieres-television-discovery-channel-next-month <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_17_16_huntwatchdiscovery.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 606px;" /></p> <p>This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing&nbsp;documentaries on humanity&rsquo;s impact on the environment and what we can do to solve related global problems via the Discovery Impact banner. I couldn&rsquo;t think of a more fitting home for IFAW&rsquo;s flagship feature documentary, <em>Huntwatch,</em> to make its global television premiere. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/seal-doc-huntwatch-premieres-television-discovery-channel-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Seals Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Seals bloody cruel cute defenseless film HuntWatch movie seals Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:30:14 +0000 Erica Martin 108617 at http://www.ifaw.org A near total ivory ban finalized in France! http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</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, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/French_ivory_crush_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Momentum in France to ban ivory had been gaining since the ivory crush in Paris." />In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, <a href="/node/107451">the French environment minister, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, announced</a><a href="/node/107451"> that to protect the last elephants on Earth France would prohibit all ivory trading on its soil!</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ivory ban ivory trade Kenya Ségolène Royal Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:53:44 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108618 at http://www.ifaw.org