Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/21 en IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day <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, 03/03/2015</span> </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>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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, 03/03/2015</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="300" title="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-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">Fri, 02/20/2015</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="200" title="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" alt="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px.jpg?1424454760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain.</p> <p>The training was funded by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and conducted by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade Malawi Zambia Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:53:24 +0000 adintino 103014 at http://www.ifaw.org South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar <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, 01/22/2015</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="200" title="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" alt="South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/_MG_8622%20300px.jpg?1421944769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.</p> <p>&ldquo;These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,&rdquo; said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.</p> <p>The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/south-africa-numbers-poached-rhinos-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horns rhino poaching Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:44 +0000 adintino 102740 at http://www.ifaw.org 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