http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/16 en Seizing wild elephants in Zimbabwe for a lifetime of captivity is simply wrong http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2973">Azzedine Downes</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">Wed, 12/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." class="caption" longdesc="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_10_14_elle2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 445px;" title="34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export." />The Zimbabwe government&rsquo;s <strong>capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants</strong> not only poses grave threats to the very survival of those compromised individuals, but <strong>will cause </strong><strong>deleterious</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/seizing-wild-elephants-zimbabwe-lifetime-captivity-simply-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:40:37 +0000 Azzedine Downes 102344 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export <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, 12/10/2014</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="460" height="315" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-elephant-action_0.jpg?1418251296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that elephants have strong family bonds, juvenile males staying with their mothers, sisters and aunts until well into their teen years, and females staying their whole lives within their family group. So we can only imagine the terror and suffering these elephants endured during this melee as the young were rounded up and taken away.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-planned-export" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants captivity Zimbabwe Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:44:34 +0000 slajoie 102332 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/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/european-union/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 Amboseli Project http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/amboseli-project <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, 12/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>T he Amboseli National Park&rsquo;s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/amboseli-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants Other Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:24:26 +0000 rbartlett 102294 at http://www.ifaw.org REPORT: Wanted – Dead or Alive - Exposing Online Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/report-wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-exposing-online-wildlife-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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, 11/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." class="caption" longdesc="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/11_21_14_elephant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 444px;" title="The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife." />Today, IFAW releases the report <em>Wanted &ndash; Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade </em>and the scale of the trade is truly staggering.&lt;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/report-wanted-%E2%80%93-dead-or-alive-exposing-online-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants anti poaching IFAW report Interpol wildlife trade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:45:55 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 102074 at http://www.ifaw.org Playful pachyderms: why elephants have a sense of humour http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/playful-pachyderms-why-elephants-have-sense-humour <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/vicki-fishlock">Vicki Fishlock</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">Mon, 11/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." class="caption" longdesc="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/11_20_14_elphantplay1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 356px;" title="A good play session can infect an entire elephant family." />Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially true for elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/playful-pachyderms-why-elephants-have-sense-humour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants cute elephant family elephants humor play Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:26:14 +0000 Vicki Fishlock 102029 at http://www.ifaw.org