http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/30 en CITES-listed species seized in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Marat Murtuzaliev, the Head of the Domodedovo Customs Office who said:</p> <p>&ldquo;15-20 years ago, animals of CITES-listed species were brought in the country by occasional smugglers earning some money by selling animals for private use. Moscow is now a transit zone and a large market for exotic animals. The total of 195 animals were confiscated in 2015, 240 animals, in 2016, and 300 animals, just during the past months of 2017.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/cites-listed-species-seized-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates CITES domodedovo custons IFAW illegal smuggling moscow photos you have to see to believe russia wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:46:24 +0000 Elena Zharkova 112512 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade <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">Aug 24 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="597" height="305" title="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ifaw-morocco-sign-agreement_0.jpg?1503594390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:58 +0000 adintino 112365 at http://www.ifaw.org Western hoolock gibbon pair released into wild http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/western-hoolock-gibbon-pair-released-wild <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157682148431643" title="Gibbons"><img alt="Gibbons" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4285/34496167363_6f98dfe813_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/western-hoolock-gibbon-pair-released-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Primates gibbon India monkey primate rehabilitation release wild Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:06:17 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 111682 at http://www.ifaw.org First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 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="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby-300px.jpg?1493146212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques Exotic pet trade illegal wildlife trafficking primatesCITES Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:56 +0000 adintino 111173 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-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">Mar 3 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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-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">Mar 3 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="1366" height="768" title="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " alt="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20WWD%20Collage_0.jpg?1488547316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild animals and plants.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) partnered to end rampant illegal wildlife trade and encourage active youth involvement in wildlife protection.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles #DoOneThingToday #ListenToYoungVoices #WWD2017 #Youth4Wildlife CITES conservation illegal wildlife trade wildlife protection world wildlife day WWD. WIldlife consevation Youth for Wildlife Conservation Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:20:23 +0000 adintino 110634 at http://www.ifaw.org