http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/37 en Bahrain holds first wildlife trafficking training since joining CITES http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bahrain-holds-first-wildlife-trafficking-training-joining-cites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/ahmed-abou-zahra">Ahmed Abou-Zahra</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, 05/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="While falconry represents Bahrain culture and heritage, all falcon species are listed in CITES appendices and the trade in wild falcons from Asia to the Middle East has threatened these populations. c.Wikimedia" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/2012-12-15-16-11-59_4.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 483px;" title="While falconry represents Bahrain culture and heritage, all falcon species are listed in CITES appendices and the trade in wild falcons from Asia to the Middle East has threatened these populations.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bahrain-holds-first-wildlife-trafficking-training-joining-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Raptors Bahrain CITES Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species exotic pets illegal wildlife trade international trade Supreme Council for the Environment Fri, 30 May 2014 14:05:18 +0000 Ahmed Abou-Zahra 100441 at http://www.ifaw.org Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/click-delete-endangered-wildlife-sale-new-zealand <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, 05/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms and in many ways can be just as dangerous and damaging.</p> <p>Various organisations and reports estimate that the trade is worth at least NZ$22 billion per year worldwide1 and the threat it poses to many of the world&rsquo;s most iconic species including elephants, rhinos and big cats is now widely recognised.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers big cats elephants Internet trrade rhinos tigers Other Wed, 21 May 2014 12:46:07 +0000 adintino 100328 at http://www.ifaw.org Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/click-delete-australian-websites-selling-endangered-wildlife <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, 05/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms and in many ways can be just as dangerous and damaging.</p> <p>Various organisations and reports estimate that the trade is worth at least AU$22 billion per year worldwide<sup>1</sup> and the threat it poses to many of the world&rsquo;s most iconic species including elephants, rhinos and big cats is now widely recognised.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos big cats CITES elephants online wildlife trade poaching rhinos Wildlife crime Other Wed, 21 May 2014 12:30:04 +0000 adintino 100327 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU http://www.ifaw.org/africa/resource-centre/ifaw-case-stepping-cites-enforcement-eu <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="node-body"><p>IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, how the enforcement of CITES regulations could be improved. To that end IFAW sat down with law enforcement officials from numerous EU member states and asked them, the experts, what needed to be done to better control the flow of illegal wildlife products like ivory in, out and through the EU.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES illegal wildlife trafficking law enforcement Other Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:48 +0000 rbartlett 99839 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/africa/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/africa/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 IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-instagram-photos-past-week <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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, 03/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people&#39;s pets and wildlife? Well, we have good news for you as the International Fund for Animal Welfare is now regularly posting to Instagram! Below are just a few highlights from the past week. <strong><a href="http://g.ifaw.org/1c3LRZa" target="_blank">Be sure to follow the IFAW Instagram account here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/lN1HnYRe7K/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-instagram-photos-past-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Dogs & Cats Elephants Tigers animals camels instagram photos sharing Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:05:42 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 99520 at http://www.ifaw.org