Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/21 en Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/belgium-crushes <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, 04/09/2014</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="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" alt="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20press%20event%20Ivorycrush_300px.jpg?1397047222" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/belgium-crushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Belgium ivory crush destroy stockpiled elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush seized ivory wildlife trade wildlife traffickers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:45:44 +0000 adintino 99853 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph <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, 04/09/2014</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="300" title="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_3.jpg?1397093516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephant trophies elephants sports hunting Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:10 +0000 adintino 99874 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty <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, 04/08/2014</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="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" alt="Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_1.jpg?1396964332" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today.</p> <p>Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa, said the SA Government had been actively lobbying to gain support for legalised trade in Rhino horn.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/rhino-horn-contention-%E2%80%93-only-thing-certain-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos poaching rhino rhino horn Rhino Horn of Contention rhino horn trade Wildlife crime wildlife trade Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:50:43 +0000 adintino 99833 at http://www.ifaw.org Singapore Ivory Seizure – Time to Move Beyond Seizures says IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw <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, 04/03/2014</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="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/customs_Singapore_300.jpg?1396544279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory &ndash; the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months &ndash; the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) called for improved international intelligence to stop poaching and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant ivory seizure elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory seizures poachers wildlife trade Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:59:29 +0000 adintino 99748 at http://www.ifaw.org Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/expectant-elephant-speared-amboseli <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, 03/21/2014</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="191" title="Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli" alt="Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_300px.jpg?1395417494" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem.</p> <p>The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd&rsquo;s boy witnessed the elephant going down as it succumbed to its injury and notified community scouts who secured the site as they alerted Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/expectant-elephant-speared-amboseli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli elephants human wildlife conflict Ivory Kenya Wildlife Service KWS poachers poaching rhinos speared tusks wildlife trade Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:06:31 +0000 adintino 99643 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …. http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6 <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, 03/10/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …." alt="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mr%20Yuan%20Xikun%20300px.jpg?1394457800" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fondness of China&rsquo;s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country&rsquo;s most eminent figures have their way.</p> <p>Numerous proposals urging for the government to take immediate and strict measures to curtail the consumption and demand for endangered wildlife are tabled at the annual conferences of China&rsquo;s legislative bodies - the National People&rsquo;s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People&rsquo;s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant ivory illegal Ivory rhino horn tiger bone wildlife trade Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:23:40 +0000 adintino 99537 at http://www.ifaw.org