http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/21 en Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime (2017) http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/out-africa-byting-down-wildlife-cybercrime <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">Jul 21 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW&rsquo;s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisements across 33 online marketplaces and three social media platforms during a six-week period across seven African countries. Sellers offered for sale a total of 9,481 specimens of animals which are listed on Appendix I and II of CITES or that are protected by national or provincial laws in the relevant country/jurisdiction. The total value of all such goods for sale was approximately US $5,828,608.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/out-africa-byting-down-wildlife-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants cybercrime Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:12:26 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 112079 at http://www.ifaw.org UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/uk-ivory-surrender-launched-protect-elephants <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">Jul 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="300" height="200" title="UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants" alt="UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_8.jpg?1500471459" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK&rsquo;s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/uk-ivory-surrender-launched-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants illegal poaching Ivory Ivory poaching ivory surrender trade ban Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:43:20 +0000 adintino 112042 at http://www.ifaw.org US House Republicans’ bills would gut Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/us-house-republicans%E2%80%99-bills-would-gut-endangered-species-act <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">Jul 19 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more than six hundred other plants and animals would be denied crucial legal defenses they need to stay alive if the ESA is gutted by Congressional bills." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_19_17_esa.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more than six hundred other plants and animals would be denied crucial legal defenses they need to stay alive if the ESA is gutted by Congressional bills." />C</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/us-house-republicans%E2%80%99-bills-would-gut-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:55:55 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 112047 at http://www.ifaw.org Russian drone training to better protect animals http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/russian-drone-training-better-protect-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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">Jul 18 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Quadcopter drone purchased by IFAW to protect released Amur tigers." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_18_17_drones.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Quadcopter drone purchased by IFAW to protect released Amur tigers." />Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow law enforcement and first responders to get a bird&rsquo;s-eye view of things happening on the ground. UAVs can help detect forest fires, monitor wildlife and vegetation and even locate poachers<strong>.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/russian-drone-training-better-protect-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Tigers Tigers Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:14:56 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 112033 at http://www.ifaw.org Investigation unit captures notorious Zambian poachers http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/investigation-unit-captures-notorious-zambian-poachers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/conservation/mike-labuschagne">Mike Labuschagne</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">Jul 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit. PHOTO: © Roger Allen" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_17_17_dailymail1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 699px;" title="The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/investigation-unit-captures-notorious-zambian-poachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:20:00 +0000 Mike Labuschagne 112023 at http://www.ifaw.org Eyeing protection for new species on Shark Awareness Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/eyeing-protection-new-species-shark-awareness-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</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">Jul 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_14_17_sharkday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin trade." />You wouldn&rsquo;t expect to find a shark in the Rhine River but the German city of Bonn, situated along the Rhine, is proving to be a positive place for sharks this <a href="http://eco18.com/shark-awareness-day/" target="_blank">Shark Awareness Day</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/eyeing-protection-new-species-shark-awareness-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:44:36 +0000 Matt Collis 111997 at http://www.ifaw.org