Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos <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">Jun 21 2017</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="350" height="233" title="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos" alt="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Elephants2017_0.png?1498053629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:03:17 +0000 svandereyd 111740 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</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="350" height="197" title="Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet" alt="Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/06_14_2017_darknet%20_0.jpg?1497448606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:02:11 +0000 svandereyd 111678 at http://www.ifaw.org First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-time-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 2017</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="350" height="233" title="First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaques250417_0.jpg?1493194273" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-time-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates barbary macaques CITES Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:19:59 +0000 svandereyd 111176 at http://www.ifaw.org Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cheetah-cubs-rescued-illegal-wildlife-trade-somaliland <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">Apr 24 2017</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="1024" height="768" title="Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland " alt="Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Cheetah%20cubs_0.jpg?1493105355" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 April.</p> <p>The cubs were destined for the Arabian Peninsula where the illegal market for pet cheetahs is estimated at 300 animals per year. The three youngest cubs were found in extremely poor health, and every effort is being made to save them.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cheetah-cubs-rescued-illegal-wildlife-trade-somaliland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats cheetah exotic pets illegal wildlife trade Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:36:32 +0000 svandereyd 111158 at http://www.ifaw.org Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should <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">Apr 20 2017</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="200" height="133" title="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" alt="Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephantE1371_0.jpg?1492699637" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protected areas are missing 75 per cent of their elephants, some 730,000 individuals. One-third of protected areas have less than five per cent of the elephants they should.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, for the first time, we know which places deserve priority for conserving elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/africa%E2%80%99s-protected-areas-have-just-quarter-elephants-they-should" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Ivory poaching Protections for elephants Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:52:13 +0000 svandereyd 111122 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes - Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction - http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes-wildlife-groups-seek-save-species-silent-e <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">Apr 19 2017</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="1263" height="768" title="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes " alt="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20Giraffe%202_2.jpg?1492597842" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes&rsquo; vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth&rsquo;s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes-wildlife-groups-seek-save-species-silent-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Giraffes trophy hunters Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:43:47 +0000 svandereyd 111109 at http://www.ifaw.org