Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/16 en Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-elephants <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/united-kingdom/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-elephants" 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 Protecting elephants to benefit people http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/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/united-kingdom/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 New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa <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, 08/28/2014</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="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " alt="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_0.jpg?1409252073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The earth&rsquo;s largest land mammal is in crisis &ndash; on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association&rsquo;s <em>Natural Resources &amp; Environment</em> journal explores the international crisis through the lens of the thriving illegal ivory market in the United States &ndash; a significant contributor to the rapid decline of elephant populations in Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:05 +0000 adintino 101233 at http://www.ifaw.org World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/world-elephant-day <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, 08/12/2014</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="140" height="105" title="Elephants in Amboseli" alt="Elephants in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_140px_6.jpg?1407861606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:42:31 +0000 smoos 101094 at http://www.ifaw.org Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/weekend-ivory-seizures-kenyathailand <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, 07/28/2014</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="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" alt="Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px.jpg?1406649054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday.</p> <p>Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok&rsquo;s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday when an x-ray of their bags found them to contain 18 pieces of tusks and 587 ivory bracelets, weighing a combined 46 kilograms. The couple had travelled from the Ivory Coast, and were en route to Siem Riep in Cambodia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/weekend-ivory-seizures-kenyathailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants ivory illeagal trafficking illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade ivory ivory seized ivory tusks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:55:40 +0000 adintino 100925 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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 upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org