http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/28 en Tsavo elephant census reveals population back above 12,000 http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/elephants/james-isiche">James Isiche</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">Jun 22 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_22_17_census.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Members of the Kenya Wildlife Service look out over Tsavo Conservation Area and an elephant herd." />Elephant numbers are on the rise in the Tsavo Conservation Area. After reviewing data collected in the ten-day aerial elephant census <a href="/node/110567" target="_blank">conducted this February</a>, the elephant population there has risen to 12,866.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/tsavo-elephant-census-reveals-population-back-above" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:35:25 +0000 James Isiche 111762 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant populations increase in Tsavos http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/elephant-populations-increase-tsavos <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">Jun 21 2017</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="Elephant populations increase in Tsavos" alt="Elephant populations increase in Tsavos" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/010_DSC9034_300px.jpg?1498049821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/elephant-populations-increase-tsavos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants elephants human conflict KWS poaching wildlife trafficking Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:01:41 +0000 adintino 111738 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya railway line’s effects on development, animal welfare http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/kenya-railway-line%E2%80%99s-effects-development-animal-welfare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/elephants/steve-njumbi">Steve Njumbi</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">Jun 15 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt=" Elephants like the one pictured above have gotten caught between the embankments and the fences." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_15_17_railway.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title=" Elephants like the one pictured above have gotten caught between the embankments and the fences." /></p> <p>Human development and conservation share a common platform &ndash; finite land.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/kenya-railway-line%E2%80%99s-effects-development-animal-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:01:24 +0000 Steve Njumbi 111697 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL research says illegal wildlife trade exists on Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/interpol-research-says-illegal-wildlife-trade-exists-darknet <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found 21 advertisements for wildlife products, 15 of which were for rhino horn products, such as the ones pictured here." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_14_17_darknet.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found 21 advertisements for wildlife products, 15 of which were for rhino horn products, such as the ones pictured here." />An INTERPOL report has found that some wildlife criminals are turning to the Darknet in their attempts to traffic products made from rhinos</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/interpol-research-says-illegal-wildlife-trade-exists-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:57:07 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 111675 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org Rehabbed orphans Chamilandu, Batoka have some wild elephant encounters http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/rehabbed-orphans-chamilandu-batoka-have-some-wild-elephant-encounters <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/elephants/lisa-olivier">Lisa Olivier</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">Jun 12 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In recent months the pair has been spending less time sleeping in the protective boma." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Chamma%20and%20Batoka.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 454px;" title="In recent months the pair has been spending less time sleeping in the protective boma." /></p> <p>It has been an interesting week for elephants Chamilandu (11 years) and Batoka (nine years) as the two gear up for release.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/rehabbed-orphans-chamilandu-batoka-have-some-wild-elephant-encounters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:06:25 +0000 Lisa Olivier 111657 at http://www.ifaw.org