http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/21 en Action needed to protect lions in wake of Cecil tragedy http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/action-needed-protect-lions-wake-cecil-tragedy <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">Fri, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_31_15_cecil_action.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Cecil’s demise has been the topic of hundreds of news stories globally." />The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has sparked worldwide outrage.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/action-needed-protect-lions-wake-cecil-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Big Cats Cecil the lion endangered species act ESA Oxford’s Conservation Research Unit USFWs Zimbabwe Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:48:37 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104881 at http://www.ifaw.org Q&A: Charles Mbao, Commander at Zambia’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit, on World Ranger Day http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/cats-and-dogs/michael-booth">Michael Booth</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">Fri, 07/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JZuSSGxWXDU" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to <strong>Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority&rsquo;s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU)</strong>. An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world&rsquo;s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/qa-charles-mbao-commander-zambia%E2%80%99s-special-anti-poaching-unit-world-ranger-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Anti-Poaching Unit elephants ranger World Ranger Day Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:42:41 +0000 Michael Booth 104831 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <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, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on the Killing of Cecil the Lion http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion <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, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IFAW%20rev2%20Logo_Horiz_Color_Spelled-01.jpg" style="width: 611px; height: 231px;" />Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:46:46 +0000 smoos 104847 at http://www.ifaw.org Tragedy of Cecil: Leader of pride, victim of trophy hunt http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/tragedy-cecil-leader-pride-victim-trophy-hunt <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">Tue, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wev9lPwh0Dk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion &ndash; a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.</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"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Wev9lPwh0Dk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Wev9lPwh0Dk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wev9lPwh0Dk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-Wev9lPwh0Dk_1.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/tragedy-cecil-leader-pride-victim-trophy-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Big Cats big game Cecil the lion cross-bow gun hunter trophy hunting Zimbabwe Video Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:26:13 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 104850 at http://www.ifaw.org Trip to pangolin rescue center showcases need to protect http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/trip-pangolin-rescue-center-showcases-need-protect <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">Fri, 07/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in captivity. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_23_15_pangolin_rescue2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 491px;" title="Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in captivity.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/trip-pangolin-rescue-center-showcases-need-protect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Endangered Species pangolin pangolin baby scale wildlife trade Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:19:44 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 104808 at http://www.ifaw.org