http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/21 en South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level <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="node-body"><p>Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014.</p> <p>The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhino, arrests of poachers, couriers and members of poaching syndicates. So far this year 344 people have been arrested in connection with crimes related to rhino poaching.</p> <p>The world famous Kruger National Park (K NP) has been the worst hit by poaching with 672 of its rhinos poached in the past 10 months.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/south-africa-rhino-poaching-hits-record-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos illegal wildlife trade Rhino crisis rhino poaching Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:21:10 +0000 svandereyd 102060 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese cultural icons plead for the lives of elephants in media blitz http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/chinese-cultural-icons-plead-lives-elephants-media-blitz <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/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Thu, 11/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her personal mission to speak up against elephant poaching and the ivory trade—the root cause of the slaughter. " class="caption" longdesc="Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her personal mission to speak up against elephant poaching and the ivory trade—the root cause of the slaughter.</p /> </em></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/chinese-cultural-icons-plead-lives-elephants-media-blitz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants anti poaching China elephants Ivory poaching Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:58:28 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 102027 at http://www.ifaw.org Training authorities in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to stop wildlife traffickers http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/training-authorities-east-africa-and-arabian-peninsula-stop-wildlife-traffickers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/6394">Kelvin Alie</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, 11/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isaac Peroh at the Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking workshop at the Friendship International Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia." class="caption" longdesc="IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isaac Peroh at the Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking workshop at the Friendship International Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/IFAW%20EA%20Staff%2011_17_14.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline N</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/training-authorities-east-africa-and-arabian-peninsula-stop-wildlife-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Elephants Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority illegal wildlife trade Interpol workshop Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:39:29 +0000 Kelvin Alie 101971 at http://www.ifaw.org The next ten years are the tipping point for the world’s wild places http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/next-ten-years-are-tipping-point-world%E2%80%99s-wild-places <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/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasingly fragmented." class="caption" longdesc="Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasingly fragmented." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/elephants_11_17_14.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 429px;" title="Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasingly fragmented." />As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress that are crystal clear.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/next-ten-years-are-tipping-point-world%E2%80%99s-wild-places" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Elephants climate change conservation elephants IUCN World Parks WPC Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:14:41 +0000 Jason Bell 101970 at http://www.ifaw.org Helping future leaders better understand today’s web of illegal wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/helping-future-leaders-better-understand-today%E2%80%99s-web-illegal-wildlife-crime <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">Mon, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of the fight against wildlife trade and uncovering the links it has to terrorism around the globe.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/helping-future-leaders-better-understand-today%E2%80%99s-web-illegal-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers Turtles fighting terrorism illeagal wildlife trade Interpol Ivory policy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:58:58 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101964 at http://www.ifaw.org 5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/5-questions-interpol-they-launch-operation-infra-terra <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/6394">Kelvin Alie</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, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/interpol_grab_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 351px;" />In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL&rsquo;s Environmental Security unit.</p> <p>Together we have collaborated on numerous projects since 2005 including INTERPOL&rsquo;s largest-ever ivory trade operation in 2012. The organisations joined forces to combat global wildlife crime, especially crime related to the illegal killing of and trafficking in elephant, rhinoceros and tiger parts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/5-questions-interpol-they-launch-operation-infra-terra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers cooperation crime infra-red Interpol notice operation partnership Red Wildlife Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:59:03 +0000 Kelvin Alie 101966 at http://www.ifaw.org