Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/19 en Online wildlife trade: IFAW measures its impact in France http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/online-wildlife-trade-ifaw-measures-its-impact-france <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 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW&rsquo;s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as to raise awareness about this issue among politicians, police forces, commercial websites and consumers.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/online-wildlife-trade-ifaw-measures-its-impact-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers African Grey parrots elephant ivory elephants Hermann tortoises Ivory ivory trade leopards online wildlife trade tigers Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:39:39 +0000 adintino 111902 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/africa/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/africa/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 Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rehabilitated-amur-tiger-released-back-wild-russia <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">Apr 28 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="140" title="Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia" alt="Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/filippa_300px.jpg?1493407088" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintroduction of Tigers and Other Rare Animals (PRNCO&nbsp;Tiger Center) supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rehabilitated-amur-tiger-released-back-wild-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Tigers Tigers Amur tiger Filippa PRNCO Tiger Center Tiger Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:20:20 +0000 adintino 111227 at http://www.ifaw.org Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-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">Mar 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="1366" height="768" title="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " alt="Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20WWD%20Collage_0.jpg?1488547316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild animals and plants.</p> <p>This year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) partnered to end rampant illegal wildlife trade and encourage active youth involvement in wildlife protection.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/tackling-wildlife-trade-and-empowering-youth-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles #DoOneThingToday #ListenToYoungVoices #WWD2017 #Youth4Wildlife CITES conservation illegal wildlife trade wildlife protection world wildlife day WWD. WIldlife consevation Youth for Wildlife Conservation Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:20:23 +0000 adintino 110634 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-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">Mar 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="7087" height="4134" title="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" alt="China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/poster_0.jpg?1488554639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this year&rsquo;s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the &lsquo;Protect Our Wildlife Star&rsquo; campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Junkai Wang and Xiaotong Guan to serve as the advocates for 2017 World Wildlife Day (WWD).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-young-celebrities-appeal-wildlife-protection-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles UN World Wildlife Day world wildlife day WWD Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:36:26 +0000 adintino 110636 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org