http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/28 en “An Impossible Mission” Q & A with Rachel Link of National Geographic http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/%E2%80%9C-impossible-mission%E2%80%9D-q-rachel-link-national-geographic <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/michael-booth">Michael Booth</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, 04/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-JabfAsb10E" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Watch the full &quot;An Impossible Mission&quot; video above.</em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>&sect;</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</p> <p><em>I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer with National Geographic&#39;s Multimedia team recently, a transcript of our conversation is below. <strong>--MB</strong></em></p> <p><u><strong>Q &amp; A with Rachel Link of National Geographic</strong></u></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/BL5K51Dm5BA&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/BL5K51Dm5BA&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=BL5K51Dm5BA"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-BL5K51Dm5BA_59.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/%E2%80%9C-impossible-mission%E2%80%9D-q-rachel-link-national-geographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants dangerous forest elephants human conflict move national geographic Video Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:02:41 +0000 Michael Booth 103650 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife and cybercrime on the agenda at the United Nations Crime Congress http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress <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/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">Tue, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_cybercrime.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos animal parts cybercrime ETSY Interpol Ivory wildlife trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:06 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103705 at http://www.ifaw.org Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/thai-officials-seize <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, 04/21/2015</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="225" title="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" alt="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_7.jpg?1429625753" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/thai-customs-officials-seize-huge-haul-of-african-ivory-a-44986298.html">media reports out of Bangkok today</a>. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The final destinations for the ivory were believed to include China, Thailand and Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/thai-officials-seize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:48 +0000 adintino 103704 at http://www.ifaw.org 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-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/m24WBnWQZAI&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/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