http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/16 en VIDEO: Amazing view of entire elephant family greeting newborn calf http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/video-amazing-view-entire-elephant-family-greeting-newborn-calf <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Tue, 04/14/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m24WBnWQZAI" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch the author&rsquo;s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy.</em></p> <p>Elephant greetings are special.</p> <p>Witnessing them always makes me smile, because of the clear joy elephants take in being with one another. These displays of excited behaviour serve an important function.</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/m24WBnWQZAI&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/m24WBnWQZAI&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=m24WBnWQZAI"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-m24WBnWQZAI.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/video-amazing-view-entire-elephant-family-greeting-newborn-calf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants baby cute elephants emotion family greetings mother Video Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:26:12 +0000 Vicki Fishlock 103585 at http://www.ifaw.org Across the wire, the Liwonde Elephant Habitat Project http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/across-wire-liwonde-elephant-habitat-project <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/neil-greenwood">Neil Greenwood</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, 04/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_snare.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares." />Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices leading to their demise.</p> <p>Wire vandalised from boundary fences is used to create silent snares for indiscriminate poaching in places such as Liwonde National Park, Malawi&rsquo;s flagship protected area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/across-wire-liwonde-elephant-habitat-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Africa elephants Liwonde National Park safe snares stuck wandering Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:32:04 +0000 Neil Greenwood 103478 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn <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">Thu, 04/02/2015</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="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" alt="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Malawi_Burn_300px.jpg?1427984166" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi has cancelled today&rsquo;s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn ivory burning wildlife trade Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:16:39 +0000 adintino 103492 at http://www.ifaw.org Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/building-brighter-future-elephants-amboseli-national-park <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/103413">Helen Nash</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, 04/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants are a keystone species, maintaining the balance of all other species in the ecosystem." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_helen.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 379px;" title="Elephants are a keystone species, maintaining the balance of all other species in the ecosystem." />Growing up just outside of London, the closest I ever got to seeing a wild animal was squirrels in my back garden and the deer in Richmond Park.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/building-brighter-future-elephants-amboseli-national-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Africa Amboseli National Park elephants learning Travel Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:05:10 +0000 Helen Nash 103477 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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, 03/25/2015</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="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org