http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/15 en Empowering wildlife conservation through literacy education in Malawi http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/empowering-wildlife-conservation-through-literacy-education-malawi <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/lisa-cant-haylett">Lisa Cant-Haylett</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">Fri, 07/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/113Yw9-3svQ" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially dangerous elephants, hippos and crocodiles, in the southern African country of Malawi.</p> <p>Since piped water is scarce, until recently villagers &ndash; mostly women and children &ndash; fetched water from the Shire River, on Liwonde&rsquo;s western border, bringing them dangerously close to these animals.&nbsp;</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/113Yw9-3svQ&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/113Yw9-3svQ&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=113Yw9-3svQ"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-113Yw9-3svQ_1.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/empowering-wildlife-conservation-through-literacy-education-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Elephants Education Liwonde Nanthomba National Park pilot program Wildlife Video Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:41:11 +0000 Lisa Cant-Haylett 104711 at http://www.ifaw.org Inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall at Crown Prince’s Abu Dhabi lecture series http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inspired-dr-jane-goodall-crown-prince%E2%80%99s-abu-dhabi-lecture-series <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">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">Tue, 07/07/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_07_15_goodall.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 453px;" title="Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San Francisco, CA, April, 2014" />Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit or more.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inspired-dr-jane-goodall-crown-prince%E2%80%99s-abu-dhabi-lecture-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Ivory ivory crush Jane Goodall lecture UAE Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:12:14 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104600 at http://www.ifaw.org Scholarships make dreams of pursuing education in Kenya come true http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/scholarships-make-dreams-pursuing-education-kenya-come-true <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 06/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;<img alt="Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the IFAW scholarship to attend Mount Kenya University and study tourism." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_16-15_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 457px;" title="Scholarship recipient Paul Sankau Sainepune explains that he will be using the IFAW scholarship to attend Mount Kenya University and study tourism." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/scholarships-make-dreams-pursuing-education-kenya-come-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Amboseli College Education scholarship student study tourism Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:29:39 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 104300 at http://www.ifaw.org Two theatre professionals on the effects of "A Dog’s Life" http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-theatre-professionals-effects-dog%E2%80%99s-life <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/dogs-cats/christina-pretorius">Christina Pretorius</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, 06/02/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYRlEEXr1u8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa&rsquo;s &ldquo;Twinnings&rdquo; educational theatre project took to the boards in&nbsp;</em><em>Cape Town, South Africa. The project has been run with the help of Jungle Theatre Company (JTC) for the past 10 years and brings together children from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to enjoy theatre that focuses on animal welfare issues.</em></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/bYRlEEXr1u8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bYRlEEXr1u8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRlEEXr1u8"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-bYRlEEXr1u8.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-theatre-professionals-effects-dog%E2%80%99s-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education animals children Education live show Puppets theatre Twinnings Video Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:19:32 +0000 Christina Pretorius 104133 at http://www.ifaw.org Students around Amboseli head to school with scholarships from IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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, 05/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_13_15_scholarship.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The student beneficiaries of the IFAW education scholarship with OOGR and IFAW staff members" />Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/students-around-amboseli-head-school-scholarships-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Elephants Africa Amboselli Education elephant Maasai scholarships schools students Wed, 13 May 2015 20:44:48 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 103990 at http://www.ifaw.org CAPACITY FOR CARING: How compassion is good for our health http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/cynthia-milburn">Cynthia Milburn</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">Fri, 05/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_07_15_compassion3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Cultivating compassion and practicing a compassionate lifestyle can help boost social connection." />For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/capacity-caring-how-compassion-good-our-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Dogs & Cats comapassion emotion empathy feelings psychology science Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:19:41 +0000 Cynthia Milburn 103542 at http://www.ifaw.org