Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/16 en IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:17 +0000 adintino 101740 at http://www.ifaw.org Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101412 <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, 09/16/2014</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="201" title="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" alt="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px.jpg?1410874866" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101412" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:45:28 +0000 adintino 101412 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting elephants to benefit people http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people <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, 09/03/2014</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="Protecting elephants to benefit people" alt="Protecting elephants to benefit people" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ivory_Coast_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1409757017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya&rsquo;s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatible tourism and enterprise projects and for investors through tourism development.</p> <p>The plan was announced at Amboseli National Park today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in partnership with the Executive Committee of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli Amboseli National Park elephants Kitenden Conservancy Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch OOGR Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:16:07 +0000 adintino 101303 at http://www.ifaw.org World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-elephant-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">Mon, 08/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants CITES Ivory World Elephant Day 2014 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:26:58 +0000 svandereyd 101070 at http://www.ifaw.org Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/100925 <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, 07/28/2014</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="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" alt="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px.jpg?1406649054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday.</p> <p>Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok&rsquo;s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday when an x-ray of their bags found them to contain 18 pieces of tusks and 587 ivory bracelets, weighing a combined 46 kilograms. The couple had travelled from the Ivory Coast, and were en route to Siem Riep in Cambodia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/100925" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants ivory illeagal trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade ivory ivory seized ivory tusks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:55:40 +0000 adintino 100925 at http://www.ifaw.org ELEPHANT CALVES TAKE A STEP TOWARDS THE WILD http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <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, 06/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephant calves Elephant orphanage project rehabilitation Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:53:18 +0000 svandereyd 100518 at http://www.ifaw.org