Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/21 en IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 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="200" title="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org 2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/2016-another-fatal-year-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">Dec 22 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="2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants" alt="2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px_1.jpg?1482423560" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today&rsquo;s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, with at least 15 large seizures in excess of 500 kilograms. Most large shipments were intercepted in Vietnam, although huge amounts were also found in Malaysia, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Spain, Austria and Germany.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/2016-another-fatal-year-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poachers wildlife trafficking Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:24:59 +0000 adintino 110104 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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">Nov 17 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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution <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">Nov 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="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution " alt="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0040_300px.jpg?1479221884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong>Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and </strong><strong>adjudicating</strong><strong> over wildlife cases</strong></p> <p>In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.&nbsp; As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants elephants great apes ilegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking poaching rhinoceros Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:51:31 +0000 adintino 109740 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/cites-hits-control-alt-delete-cybercrime <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">Oct 4 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="400" title="CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime" alt="CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CTRL_ALT_DELETE_300px.jpg?1475586548" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of <a href="http://www.cites.org/">CITES</a> following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.</p> <p>The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cybercrime is stopped, bring together governments, enforcers and online tech companies, in a common mission to save wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/cites-hits-control-alt-delete-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES cybercrime wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:12:07 +0000 adintino 109293 at http://www.ifaw.org Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trumps-trade-cites <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">Oct 4 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="353" title="Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES" alt="Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Untitled-1_300PX.jpg?1475602667" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the world&rsquo;s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.</p> <p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place once every three years, and this year brought together more than 4,000 representatives from governments and the conservation community to debate issues with regards to the trade in endangered wild animals and plants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trumps-trade-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers barbary macaques CITES devil rays elephants lions monkey monkies pangolins parrots rhino rhino horns sharks silky sharks threshers sharks wildlife trade Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:46:36 +0000 adintino 109301 at http://www.ifaw.org