http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/38 en French biodiversity bill adopted; online wildlife crime fines increased significantly http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/french-biodiversity-bill-adopted-online-wildlife-crime-fines-increased-significantly <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Fri, 07/29/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Recherche-mort-ou-vif--le-commerce-en-ligne-d%E2%80%99animaux-sauvages-d%C3%A9voile--1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 442px;" />After two long years of discussion, the deputies of the French National Assembly finally adopted the bill for the restoration of biodiversity, nature, and landscapes. &nbsp;</p> <p>Having followed the debates held throughout this process of securing a better legislative framework for online wildlife trade, we can now confirm that an explicit reference to e-commerce will appear in the Environmental Code.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/french-biodiversity-bill-adopted-online-wildlife-crime-fines-increased-significantly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles biodiversity e-commerce illegal online trade Wildlife crime Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:19:00 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108484 at http://www.ifaw.org Saudi Arabia officials undergo training in detecting illegal wildlife http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saudi-arabia-officials-undergo-training-detecting-illegal-wildlife <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/dr-akram-darwich">Dr. Akram Darwich</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, 05/19/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Display of confiscated samples" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_19_16_sauditraining_2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Display of confiscated samples" />In cooperation with the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has organized two DISRUPT trainings (Detecting Illegal Species Through Prevention Training) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and in Abha, a city in the southwest of the country near the Yemeni border. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saudi-arabia-officials-undergo-training-detecting-illegal-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Turtles DISRUPT Ivory poaching Saudi Arabia smuggling training wildlife trade Thu, 19 May 2016 15:58:33 +0000 Dr. Akram Darwich 107606 at http://www.ifaw.org How a simple role-playing exercise led to a wildlife trade confiscation http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-simple-role-playing-exercise-led-wildlife-trade-confiscation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 04/26/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="/node/106934" target="_blank"><img alt="Participants role play as customs officials and passengers at a fictitious airport, trying to uncover wildlife trade contraband such as this skin." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_26_16_uganda_pwt2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Participants role play as customs officials and passengers at a fictitious airport, trying to uncover wildlife trade contraband such as this skin." />During a training held in Entebbe, Uganda</a>, facilitators and participants took part in a practical exercise where parti</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-simple-role-playing-exercise-led-wildlife-trade-confiscation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers Turtles Africa coral horn Ivory Jacqueline Nyagah live animals Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking PWT Uganda Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:34:52 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 107340 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II targeting ivory and rhino horn traffickers http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers <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, 12/30/2015</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="400" height="264" title="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" alt="INTERPOL&#039;s Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/231_sqligalleryfullscreenImage-01_2.jpg?1451573670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to INTERPOL&#39;s announcement of impact from their enforcement action <a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-231">Operation Worthy II</a>, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-applauds-interpols-operation-worthy-ii-targeting-ivory-and-rhino-horn-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Turtles Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:12:09 +0000 smoos 106369 at http://www.ifaw.org Saving endangered tortoises in the Caucasus http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-endangered-tortoises-caucasus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/mark-pestov">Mark Pestov</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, 12/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="These 38 one-year-old spur-thighed tortoises subspecies (testudo graeca nikolskii) were born in the enclosure of the rehabilitation center at Safari Park in 2014 and successfully survived the winter. The scheduled survey was combined with giving them a bath." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_01_15_tort4.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="These 38 one-year-old spur-thighed tortoises subspecies (testudo graeca nikolskii) were born in the enclosure of the rehabilitation center at Safari Park in 2014 and successfully survived the winter.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-endangered-tortoises-caucasus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Turtles Attention! Tortoises! baby Caucasus cute reptile rescue russia tortoise Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:26:00 +0000 Mark Pestov 106044 at http://www.ifaw.org Leading the community of stranding professionals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/leading-community-stranding-professionals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/kristen-patchett">Kristen Patchett</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, 10/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/10_30_15_stranding_con2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" />Stranding professionals gathered on Cape Cod to discuss a number of issues&mdash;from regional and national priorities and protocols for both sea turtle and marine mammal stranding response and rehabilitation to discussions planning for future large-scale stranding events.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/leading-community-stranding-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Seals Turtles Cape Cod conference dolphins marine mammals scientists stranding Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:27:27 +0000 Kristen Patchett 105693 at http://www.ifaw.org