http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/29 en INTERPOL has success fighting wildlife trade with its Operation Infra Terra http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Thu, 03/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ecJ8GzqMtl4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>INTERPOL&rsquo;s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example of collaboration between the public and law enforcement community in identifying and locating wildlife criminals.</p> <p><strong>Launched in October 2014, Infra Terra</strong> urged the public to provide information on suspects identified by our member countries as their &lsquo;most wanted&rsquo;.</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/ecJ8GzqMtl4&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/ecJ8GzqMtl4&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=ecJ8GzqMtl4"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-ecJ8GzqMtl4.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/africa/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos criminal organizations horns Interpol Ivory organized crime rhinos Video Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:36:52 +0000 David Higgins 103389 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-allows-permits-namibia-black-rhino-trophies <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, 03/26/2015</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="300" height="199" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Black%20rhino_300px_0.jpg?1427400408" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today the U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service <a href="http://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ID=56D54860-AEA6-0EEE-73467FE9B00499F0">announced its decision</a> to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing &ldquo;clear conservation benefits&rdquo;. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American sport hunters who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-allows-permits-namibia-black-rhino-trophies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rhinos Black Rhino sport hunting trophy hunting Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:07:58 +0000 adintino 103418 at http://www.ifaw.org Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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, 03/25/2015</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="300" height="201" title="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org African Elephant Summit – Where to Next? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next <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, 03/24/2015</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="300" height="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tusks-of-ele-speared-by-Maasai_300px.jpg?1427209428" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With the spotlight now on tomorrow&rsquo;s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday&rsquo;s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to address the elephant crisis, there appeared to be glaring differences in the commitment by others to halt the killing of elephants and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES elephants endangered wildlife illegal ivory illegal ivory trade illegal trade and trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:48 +0000 adintino 103364 at http://www.ifaw.org Has the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade protected elephants, rhinos and tigers? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named &lsquo;Red Rhino&rsquo; cement crusher in front of a host of supportive politicians.</p> <p>The occasion marked the end of our ivory surrender, which resulted in over 90 kilos of ivory donated by our supporters, being publicly destroyed shortly before the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade.</p> <p><strong>Our message was clear &ndash; the illegal and inhumane poaching of elephants for their ivory must end now.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Africa Botswana conference elephant Kasane rhino summit trade Wildlife Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:36:58 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103304 at http://www.ifaw.org Geospatial tech will allow us to stop criminal networks before they poach animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/geospatial-tech-will-allow-us-stop-criminal-networks-they-poach-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Mon, 03/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Parrot AR drone. Image source: Wikipedia" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Parrot_AR.Drone_2_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="A Parrot AR drone. Image source: Wikipedia" />What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/geospatial-tech-will-allow-us-stop-criminal-networks-they-poach-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Africa crime drone enforcement military protection UAV Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:29:43 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101808 at http://www.ifaw.org