Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/16 en First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/first-ever-africa-wide-plan-tackle-illegal-trade-fauna-and-flora <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, 04/30/2015</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="105" title="First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora" alt="First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/congo_ivovry_burn_2015_300px.jpg?1430400307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa.</p> <p>With 22 countries represented at ministerial level, the conference is seen as a political show of force by African nations making it clear they are determined to take a zero tolerance approach to wildlife crime, including poaching of elephants and rhinos, and illegal trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/first-ever-africa-wide-plan-tackle-illegal-trade-fauna-and-flora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants burn ivory stockpiles destroy stockpiled illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory Ivory poaching Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:28:22 +0000 adintino 103855 at http://www.ifaw.org Thailand Ivory seizure: IFAW reiterates importance of inter-agency collaboration http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thailand-ivory-seizure-ifaw-reiterates-importance-inter-agency-collaboration <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, 04/29/2015</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="198" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_2.jpg?1430322083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW</a> continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thailand-ivory-seizure-ifaw-reiterates-importance-inter-agency-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory Illegal trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory smuggling white gold Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:42:40 +0000 adintino 103833 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigslist http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-and-wcs-investigation-reveals-thriving-ivory-and-wildlife-trade-craigslist <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, 04/28/2015</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="610" height="610" title="IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigslist" alt="IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Craigslist_approved_web_0.jpg?1430233562" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy</em></p> <p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS; <a href="http://www.wcs.org">www.wcs.org</a>), released their report &ldquo;Elephant vs. Mouse: An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-and-wcs-investigation-reveals-thriving-ivory-and-wildlife-trade-craigslist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants craiglists elephant skin elephants illegal ivory Illegal wildlife products Ivory ivory trade WCS Wildlife Concervation Society Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:13:08 +0000 adintino 103807 at http://www.ifaw.org Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/international/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/international/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 Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn http://www.ifaw.org/international/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/international/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 Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/international/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/international/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