Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/16 en French minister of environment announces an unprecedented total domestic ban of ivory http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory <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">Mon, 05/02/2016</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="410" height="273" title="Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France." alt="Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IvoryBurnSoldier%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1462202049" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France. She declared that she would be promoting an enlargement of this measure to other EU countries.</p> <p>An IFAW poll conducted by Ifop in June 2015 revealed that &frac34; of French citizens were favorable to a total ivory ban in France.</p> <p>Mrs. Royal went one step further with this announcement after several key decisions:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban on ivory EU Member states Ségolène Royal white gold Mon, 02 May 2016 15:16:09 +0000 slajoie 107449 at http://www.ifaw.org Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya <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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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="169" title="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-visit-indian-wildlife-rescue-centre <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, 04/12/2016</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="189" title="©IFAW - archive photo" alt="©IFAW - archive photo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ghajni-R-01_300px.jpg?1460483153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) and the Wildlife Trust of India (<a href="http://www.wildlifetrustofindia.org">www.wildlifetrustofindia.org</a>) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), where they will witness first-hand orphaned Asian elephants and rhinos and other injured wildlife and meet the dedicated staff that rescue and care for these animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-visit-indian-wildlife-rescue-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Asian Elephants Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation clouded leopards CWRC rhinos Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:47:01 +0000 adintino 107241 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seized in Nairobi http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0 <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, 03/31/2016</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="198" title="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" alt="Ivory Seized in Nairobi" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_2.jpg?1459515561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the source and recipients&rsquo; of the illicit ivory.</p> <p>Kenyan poaching incidents have dramatically reduced over the last two years. In 2014, 164 elephants and 35 rhinos were killed numbers which reduced in 2015 to 96 elephants and 11 rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ivory-seized-nairo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephant illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal ivory illegal ivory seized Ivory poaching rhino horn Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:02:58 +0000 adintino 107135 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds China for Extending Bans of African Elephant Ivory Imports http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports <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, 03/23/2016</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="224" title="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after 1975." alt="China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory_crush_300_1.jpg?1458759609" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies to December 31, 2019. In the meantime, a new ban was issued that China will forbid imports of all ivory and its products acquired before CITES.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-china-extending-bans-african-elephant-ivory-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants CITES hunting trophies imports Ivory Xi Jinping Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:09:03 +0000 slajoie 107077 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/malawi-%E2%80%93-funding-enables-massive-strike-back-against-illegal-wildlife-trade <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, 03/15/2016</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="Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade " alt="Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_8261_300px_0.jpg?1457984177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/malawi-%E2%80%93-funding-enables-massive-strike-back-against-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal ivory seized illegal ivory trade Illegal Wildlife crime illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:37:12 +0000 adintino 106944 at http://www.ifaw.org