http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/16 en Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/jacqueline-nyagah">Jacqueline Nyagah</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">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Passing-out-Parade-of-Community-Scouts-at-KWS-LEA_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 322px;" title="IFAW E. Africa Director James Isiche addressing the passing out parade of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/kenya-wildlife-service-graduates-fresh-class-its-law-enforcement-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa elephants graduation Kenya KWS rangers training Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:48:36 +0000 Jacqueline Nyagah 101461 at http://www.ifaw.org Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101412 <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, 09/16/2014</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="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" alt="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px.jpg?1410874866" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101412" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:45:28 +0000 adintino 101412 at http://www.ifaw.org Boubanjida National Park under the microscope: are village guards a solution to the chaos? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/boubanjida-national-park-under-microscope-are-village-guards-solution-chaos <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/c%C3%A9line-sissler-bienvenu">Céline Sissler-Bienvenu</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">Fri, 09/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="One of at least 200 elephants slaughtered for their tusks during a 2012 killing spree in Boubanjida." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/3-Elephanteau-sans-ivoire_web..jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 701px;" title="One of at least 200 elephants slaughtered for their tusks during a 2012 killing spree in Boubanjida. © Boubandjida Safari Lodge" />Remember Boubanjida. Hundreds of elephants lying motionless on the ground, heads wide open, their tusks and trunks ripped off.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/boubanjida-national-park-under-microscope-are-village-guards-solution-chaos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Boubanjida Ivory poaching Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:51:29 +0000 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu 101349 at http://www.ifaw.org In Kenya, investing in a conservancy for Kitenden http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/kenya-investing-conservancy-kitenden <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2973">Azzedine Downes</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, 09/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A little more than a year after I signed a lease with Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) landowners to protect an important elephant corridor, I am now back in Amboseli.</p> <p>Yesterday, I presented a check for year two (of the five-year lease) and unveiled a plan that will protect wildlife while benefitting the local community and investors through eco-friendly tourism and enterprise projects in perpetuity.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/kenya-investing-conservancy-kitenden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Affrica corridor development elephants Kenya Kitenden land lease signing Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:51:38 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101315 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting elephants to benefit people http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people <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, 09/03/2014</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="200" title="Protecting elephants to benefit people" alt="Protecting elephants to benefit people" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ivory_Coast_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1409757017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya&rsquo;s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatible tourism and enterprise projects and for investors through tourism development.</p> <p>The plan was announced at Amboseli National Park today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in partnership with the Executive Committee of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli Amboseli National Park elephants Kitenden Conservancy Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch OOGR Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:16:07 +0000 adintino 101303 at http://www.ifaw.org Sad news of Zambian elephant calf Ntubya’s death http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sad-news-zambian-elephant-calf-ntubya%E2%80%99s-death <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/sarah-davies">Sarah Davies</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, 08/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Ntubya during her treatment at the Elephant Orphanage Project." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Ntubya-in-stable_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 490px;" title="Ntubya during her treatment at the Elephant Orphanage Project." />Found scared and alone, the elephant calf came into our care severely dehydrated and protein-deficient from weeks of being separated from her mother and her nourishing milk.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sad-news-zambian-elephant-calf-ntubya%E2%80%99s-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project Game Rangers International Ntubya Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:22:55 +0000 Sarah Davies 101305 at http://www.ifaw.org