Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/21 en Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/wanted-environmental-crime-fugitive-arrested-zambia <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, 12/09/2014</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="610" height="351" title="Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia" alt="Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/interpol_grab_web_0_0.jpg?1418145551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A prominent environmental criminal named on the <a href="http://www.interpol.int/">INTERPOL</a> Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the <a href="http://www.zawa.org.zm/">Zambia Wildlife Authority</a> (ZAWA) and Zambia Police.</p> <p>Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escaped from Botswana where he had been arrested in 2012 for the unlawful possession of seventeen pieces of elephant ivory. The illegal cache weighed 115kg.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/wanted-environmental-crime-fugitive-arrested-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants fugitive INFRA Terra Interpol Zambia Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:19:12 +0000 slajoie 102307 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/102105 <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/102105" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:46:33 +0000 adintino 102105 at http://www.ifaw.org International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking <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, 11/21/2014</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="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants <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, 11/19/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" alt="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_KOL_300px.jpg?1416406833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign &ldquo;Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory&rdquo; officially launched today at a gala event by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in collaboration with Beijing Jintai Art Museum and a dozen media agencies, private corporations and non-profit organizations in China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poaching Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:27:32 +0000 adintino 102004 at http://www.ifaw.org Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capacity <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, 11/17/2014</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="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity" alt="Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_training_300px.jpg?1416235561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/combating-wildlife-trafficking-building-law-enforcement-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers African Wildlife Foundation and Lusaka Agreement Task Force AWF Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority EWCA Freeland Foundation illegal wildlife trade LATF wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:46:08 +0000 adintino 101962 at http://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11 http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop <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, 11/07/2014</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="225" title="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" alt="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bullshark-300.jpg?1415379138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) held in Quito, Ecuador.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals devil rays sawfishes sharks Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:25:58 +0000 adintino 101923 at http://www.ifaw.org