Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/17 en South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit <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">Aug 16 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="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" alt="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhino_sized_300px.jpg?1502893523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Experts say South Africa&rsquo;s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos black market illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino rhino horn rhinoceros horn Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:19 +0000 adintino 112289 at http://www.ifaw.org Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-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">Aug 11 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="199" title="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day" alt="Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px.jpg?1502453366" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature&rsquo;s biggest land animal, the elephant.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-momentum-shut-down-ivory-markets-provides-reason-celebrate-world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers world elephant day Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:13:51 +0000 adintino 112235 at http://www.ifaw.org Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park <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">Aug 3 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="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" alt="Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/new-york-ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1501793132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/two-tons-elephant-ivory-crushed-central-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory ivory crush Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0000 adintino 112172 at http://www.ifaw.org Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market <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">Jul 26 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="198" title="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " alt="Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_6.jpg?1501076437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Enacted on July 6, 2016, these changes enforced a &ldquo;near-total ban&rdquo; on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) ivory.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trade-study-sets-new-baseline-monitoring-us-elephant-ivory-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants African elephants elephant Illegal trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:41:36 +0000 adintino 112112 at http://www.ifaw.org #NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/noivoryineu-ifaw-campaign-close-european-ivory-trade <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">Jul 3 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="195" title="#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade " alt="#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PRESSRELEASE-EUBAN_300px.jpg?1498762025" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now threatened with extinction as tens of thousands are killed each year to feed an apparent insatiable appetite for ivory. To meet demand elephants are killed inhumanely using weapons that are designed to kill an 80kg human rather than a 5000kg animal. As such it can take many bullets and a long time for an elephant to die.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/noivoryineu-ifaw-campaign-close-european-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Elephants Elephants CITES elephants end the ivory trade IUCN Ivory Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:28:07 +0000 adintino 111819 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-north-pacific-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-flouts-international-law <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 15 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="176" title="Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law " alt="Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_8.jpg?1498483824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan&rsquo;s latest North Pacific whaling programme as &lsquo;violating international law&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-north-pacific-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-flouts-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES minke whales sei whales whales scientific whaling Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:34:25 +0000 adintino 111779 at http://www.ifaw.org