http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/21 en Working in Kasungu will bring it back to its glory days http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/working-kasungu-will-bring-it-back-its-glory-days <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 09/29/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gNohgx1hvcM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and lion populations, not to mention numerous other species in abundance.</p> <p>But, sadly, that was back in the 1980s.&nbsp;Today, there are few elephants in Kasungu, rhinos and lions have been wiped out, and most antelope species have declined dramatically.&nbsp;</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gNohgx1hvcM?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/working-kasungu-will-bring-it-back-its-glory-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos buffalo elephant Ivory kill National Park poaching rhino horn South Africa tusk Zambia zebra Video Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:27:25 +0000 Jason Bell 109218 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolins win at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pangolins-win-cites <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, 09/28/2016</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="Pangolins win at CITES" alt="Pangolins win at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin1_300px.jpg?1475071297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Parties today at the 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I &ndash; thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pangolins-win-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES CITES CoP17 commercial trade illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolin scales wildlife trade Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:00 +0000 adintino 109169 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES today: Pangolins, macaques uplisted; IFAW announces alignment with INTERPOL on tenBoma http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/cites-today-pangolins-macaques-uplisted-ifaw-announces-alignment-interpol-tenboma <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/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">Wed, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPC" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_28_16_cites_day4.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPC" />The great news today out of the 17th&nbsp;Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa, was staggering.</p> <p>First, we celebrated the <a href="/node/109173" target="_blank">uplisting of all eight pangolin species</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/cites-today-pangolins-macaques-uplisted-ifaw-announces-alignment-interpol-tenboma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade CITES cop17 cute endangered johannesburg Macaque monkey pangolin protect South Africa Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:46:56 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109196 at http://www.ifaw.org No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/no-monkeying-around-cites-parties-vote-full-protection-barbary-macaques <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, 09/28/2016</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="199" title="No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques" alt="No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby_300px_0.jpg?1475071823" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I &ndash; thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,&rdquo; says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/no-monkeying-around-cites-parties-vote-full-protection-barbary-macaques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques CITES CITES CoP17 illegal wildlife trade monkeys poaching primates wildlife trade Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:15:11 +0000 adintino 109171 at http://www.ifaw.org VICTORY: All 8 pangolin species get protection they need at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/victory-all <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under the CITES appendices, because it is practically impossible for enforcement officials to figure out to which species loose scales belong." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_30_15_pangolin1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 440px;" title="This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under the CITES appendices, because it is practically impossible for enforcement officials to figure out to which species loose scales belong." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/victory-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade CITES pangolins Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:38:48 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 109173 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlife trafficking operations http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/david-higgins">David Higgins</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, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_28_16_cites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are expanding our long-standing partnership to more closely align <a href="http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Environmental-crime/Projects/Project-Wisdom" target="_blank">INTERPOL&rsquo;s Project Wisdom</a> and <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference" target="_blank">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initiativ</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants crime criminal data elephant illegal Interpol Ivory law partnership poaching tenBoma tusk Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:05:44 +0000 David Higgins 109187 at http://www.ifaw.org