Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/19 en Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia <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">Mon, 07/11/2016</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="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" alt="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_4.jpg?1468244396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to combat wildlife crime began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers animal skins illegal wildlife illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory smuggling live animals rhino horn wildlife trafficking Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:41:01 +0000 adintino 108118 at http://www.ifaw.org Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence <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">Fri, 07/08/2016</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="264" title="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" alt="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_4.jpg?1467989508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari&mdash;the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014&mdash;has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;IFAW immediately reached out to contacts in Tanzania and understood that the decision was under review by Tanzanian authorities,&rdquo; said Ian Robinson, VP Animal Welfare and Conservation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Animal welfare ekephants poaching rhinos safari Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:24 +0000 adintino 108098 at http://www.ifaw.org Remembering Cecil the Lion, One Year Later http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/remembering-cecil-lion-one-year-later <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, 06/29/2016</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="© Paula French/shutterstock.com" alt="© Paula French/shutterstock.com" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/shutterstock_171498323_Cecil_300px.jpg?1467209900" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong><em>Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide</em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/remembering-cecil-lion-one-year-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Big Cats Cecil the lion lions tigers trophy hunting Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:23:41 +0000 adintino 108023 at http://www.ifaw.org The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking <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">Mon, 06/20/2016</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="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " alt="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_1.jpg?1466436125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal wildlife trafficking ivory trade trophy hunting Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:22:58 +0000 adintino 107931 at http://www.ifaw.org New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide <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, 06/14/2016</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="383" title="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide" alt="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW_TrophyHuntingReport-300px.jpg?1465902619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far</em></p> <p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) released <strong><em>Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade</em>.</strong> The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of trophy hunting trade and isolates the largest importers of animal trophies worldwide. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Elephants Tigers animal trophies elephants ino trophy hunting lions rhino horns tigers Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:19:02 +0000 adintino 107841 at http://www.ifaw.org Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cybercrime-savvy-help-south-african-law-enforcers-crackdown-illegal-online-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">Mon, 05/09/2016</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="199" title="Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online Wildlife Trade" alt="Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cheetah-cubs_300px.jpg?1462797211" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed to combat illegal online trade in wildlife.</p> <p>The first ever South Africa Wildlife Cybercrime Enforcement training is being held jointly by the <a href="http://www.ewt.org.za/">Endangered Wildlife Trust</a> (EWT) and <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare), and draws together representatives from a gamut of law enforcement agencies countrywide.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/cybercrime-savvy-help-south-african-law-enforcers-crackdown-illegal-online-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers birds elephants illeagal online wildlife trade reptiles wildlife trade Mon, 09 May 2016 12:33:41 +0000 adintino 107513 at http://www.ifaw.org