http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/21 en Despite victories, pangolins still need protection http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/despite-victories-pangolins-still-need-protection <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/mark-hofberg">Mark Hofberg</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">Feb 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Pangolins are poached for their meat and their scales. Demand for pangolin products has pushed the pangolin to be listed as critically endangered. PHOTO © M. Shavez/1StopBrunei Wildlife" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_18_17_pangolinday_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Pangolins are poached for their meat and their scales. Demand for pangolin products has pushed the pangolin to be listed as critically endangered. PHOTO © M.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/despite-victories-pangolins-still-need-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade CITES cute endangered listed pangolin scale traded traditional medicine traffic Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:58:00 +0000 Mark Hofberg 110473 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-pangolins-world-pangolin-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">Feb 16 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="300" height="191" title="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" alt="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Pangolin_300px.jpg?1487261352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world&rsquo;s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are severely dwindling due to a massive and growing demand for their scales, which are believed to have curative properties in East Asian medicine, and their meat, which is highly regarded as a symbol of status.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-pangolins-world-pangolin-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Illegal trade pangolin world pangolin day Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:13 +0000 adintino 110457 at http://www.ifaw.org Rescuing tortoises in the trade from Tunisia to Europe http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/rescuing-turtles-trade-tunisia-europe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/education/dima-abo-kous">Dima Abo Kous </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">Feb 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Wild tortoise are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard ferries departing from Tunisian ports. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/1952-01.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard ferries departing from Tunisian ports. " /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/rescuing-turtles-trade-tunisia-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Turtles conservation Tunisia turtles wildlife trafficking Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:45:31 +0000 Dima Abo Kous 110432 at http://www.ifaw.org Monitoring lions of Nairobi National Park with collars http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/monitoring-lions-nairobi-national-park-collars <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/steve-njumbi">Steve Njumbi</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">Feb 7 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author hands over one of the satellite collars to KWS Director General Kitili Mbathi." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_07_17_lioncollaring.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The author hands over one of the satellite collars to KWS Director General Kitili Mbathi." />Almost a year ago, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers shot and killed Mohawk, one of only three mature male lions in Nairobi National Park, after he wandered outside park boundaries and found himself surrounded by a crowd of people.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/monitoring-lions-nairobi-national-park-collars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Wildlife trade Big Cats Africa collar Cub lion lioness movement poaching pride rifle satellite tracking Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:46:28 +0000 Steve Njumbi 110400 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife trafficking workshop for Iraqi officials http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/wildlife-trafficking-workshop-iraq-officials <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/dr-akram-darwich">Dr. Akram Darwich</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">Feb 1 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific community, attended a four-day training course on wildlife trafficking and CITES implementation." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_01_17_training.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific community, attended a four-day training course on wildlife trafficking and CITES implementation." />Since the Republic of Iraq joined CITES in 2014, Iraqi officials have had an urgent need for increasing the country&amp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/wildlife-trafficking-workshop-iraq-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos cheetah CITES Education Falcons learning middle east training wildlife trafficking Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:56:20 +0000 Dr. Akram Darwich 110358 at http://www.ifaw.org Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/taking-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime-kenya <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Jan 25 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/slide5.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This illegal activity isn&rsquo;t hampered by geographical boundaries and the players are protected by some level of anonymity.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/taking-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles Africa criminal illegal Kenya online poaching sales wildlife trade wildlife traffic Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:21:32 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 110293 at http://www.ifaw.org