http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/video/rss.xml/4/21 en Puny fines for ivory smugglers deter no one http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/puny-fines-ivory-smugglers-deter-no-one <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/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Tue, 08/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BD99duMco98" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I am outraged by the <strong><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ivory-smugglers-returned-china-despite-huge-haul-n403851" target="_blank">report emerging in the media</a></strong> that Swiss authorities, after making the largest seizure of ivory in Zurich, let the Chinese smugglers leave the country with a puny fine.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/BD99duMco98&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BD99duMco98&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" 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http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/tragedy-cecil-leader-pride-victim-trophy-hunt <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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">Tue, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wev9lPwh0Dk" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion &ndash; a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.</p> 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</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">Mon, 07/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-T86GCjCpus" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware.</p> <p>The <em>Blood Lions</em> story will blow the lid off the claims that what you do is in the name of conservation, education and research.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" 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They can express empathy. They are loyal to their families and devoted to their young. 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http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra <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/david-higgins">David Higgins</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">Thu, 03/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ecJ8GzqMtl4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>INTERPOL&rsquo;s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example of collaboration between the public and law enforcement community in identifying and locating wildlife criminals.</p> <p><strong>Launched in October 2014, Infra Terra</strong> urged the public to provide information on suspects identified by our member countries as their &lsquo;most wanted&rsquo;.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-5" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-5"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ecJ8GzqMtl4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-5"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ecJ8GzqMtl4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> 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class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/cats-and-dogs/nancy-barr">Nancy Barr</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, 03/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gLZrjoY0DyY" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>As director of IFAW&rsquo;s education program, I don&rsquo;t usually attend ivory crushes or burns.</p> <p>In fact, <strong>I had no idea when we arrived </strong><strong>off</strong><strong> our delayed flight (36 hours after we departed Boston) and went straight to our planned <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/node/103107" target="_blank">World Wildlife Day activities</a> that we would bear witness to such a momentous event.</strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> 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