http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/publications/rss.xml/17/21 en IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime - 2016 http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime <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, 08/25/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering held every 3 years to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered animals and plants. As observers to the CoP, IFAW reviews and analyzes the proposals under consideration by the CoP, takes positions and makes recommendations.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This document outlines the proposals under consideration for combatting cybercrime, and IFAW&rsquo;s recommendations regarding the proposals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES Wildlife crime Policy Briefing Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:25:15 +0000 sgjohnson 108697 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016 http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/cites-pocket-guide-cop17 <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, 08/25/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering held every 3 years to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered animals and plants. As observers to the CoP, IFAW reviews and analyzes the proposals under consideration by the CoP, takes positions and makes recommendations.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/cites-pocket-guide-cop17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES Wildlife crime Fact Sheets Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:06:06 +0000 sgjohnson 108698 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolins and the Criteria for Listing in CITES Appendix I http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/pangolins-and-criteria-listing-cites-appendix-i <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, 08/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that international trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. All eight species in the pangolin family are currently listed in Appendix II of CITES. This listing provides a modest level of protection, requiring exporting countries to ensure that any traded pangolin specimens have been legally obtained and that their export will not be detrimental to the species&rsquo; survival.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/resource-centre/pangolins-and-criteria-listing-cites-appendix-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Fact Sheets Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:07:35 +0000 sgjohnson 108684 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting world’s third-most traded bird at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-worlds-third-most-traded-bird-cites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/conservation/kelvin-alie">Kelvin Alie</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, 08/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habitat, has been especially detrimental for wild populations throughout their range across Africa. Photo: © Pond 5/Panu Ruangjan" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_23_16_citesparrot.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habitat, has been especially detrimental for wild populations throughout their range across Africa.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-worlds-third-most-traded-bird-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade breeding endangered johannesburg listed listing parrot pet South Africa wildlife trade Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:11:00 +0000 Kelvin Alie 108673 at http://www.ifaw.org Appendix II listing for silky, thresher sharks http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/wildlife-trade/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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">Thu, 08/18/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_18_16_citesshark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplying fin products for international trade." />For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/appendix-ii-listing-silky-thresher-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES fin finning johannesburg ocean protect Shark soup. fishing South Africa sport fishing Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:32:35 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 108640 at http://www.ifaw.org A near total ivory ban finalized in France! http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</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, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/French_ivory_crush_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Momentum in France to ban ivory had been gaining since the ivory crush in Paris." />In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, <a href="/node/107451">the French environment minister, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, announced</a><a href="/node/107451"> that to protect the last elephants on Earth France would prohibit all ivory trading on its soil!</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ivory ban ivory trade Kenya Ségolène Royal Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:53:44 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108618 at http://www.ifaw.org