Elephants

Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand

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Mon, 07/28/2014
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More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday.

Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok’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.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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DIAPORAMA : L’incroyable naissance d’un éléphanteau capturée sur pellicule

Thu, 07/10/2014
DIAPORAMA : L’incroyable naissance d’un éléphanteau capturée sur pellicule

Ancien journaliste, Daryl Balfour est aujourd’hui auteur et photographe de la faune sauvage. Au début des années 1990, il a passé avec sa femme quatre ans à suivre les éléphants à travers l’Afrique pour leur livre « African Elephants - A Celebration of Majesty » (les éléphants d’Afrique – une ode à la grâce). Une image manquait cependant à leur collection : celle de la naissance d’un éléphanteau.

Spotlight Germany: Watch “Smile“, a new anti elephant ivory trade tv spot

Mon, 07/21/2014
Spotlight Germany: Watch “Smile“, a new anti elephant ivory trade tv spot

Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days.

And it’s our fault as humans.

During the last couple of years the scope of poaching has risen to immense figures.

Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory.

In a couple of African countries elephants are seriously endangered. 

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Confirmation de l'embargo sur les trophées issus de la chasse sportive aux éléphants du Zimbabwe par le Service de gestion de la pêche et de la faune américain

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Wed, 07/23/2014
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Confirmation de l'embargo sur les trophées issus de la chasse sportive aux éléph

Mercredi, le Service de gestion de la pêche et de la faune américain (United States Fish and Wildlife Service - USFWS) a confirmé l'embargo sur l'importation des trophées issus de la chasse sportive aux éléphants en provenance du Zimbabwe.

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Washington, D.C
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Cynthia Carson, (IFAW Etats-Unis)
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1 202 536-1921
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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Wed, 07/23/2014
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.

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Washington, D.C
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Cynthia Carson, (IFAW US)
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Amazing animal photos

We received thousands of entrants in the photo contest for the 2015 IFAW World of Animals Calendar.  All of the photos touched our hearts, but we could only pick one to appear in the calendar.

Here’s the winning photo, followed by the rest of the top 10:
 

What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

Thu, 07/24/2014
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

Mighty bulls like Craig draw awe, but what’s going on inside those impressive heads?Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe.

Protect elephants – End the ivory trade

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African Elephant

IFAW urges decision makers, politicians and consumers to oppose all ivory trade while elephants are still being killed for their tusks. But ending the ivory trade requires more than just words. Rangers need training and equipment to protect elephants from poaching, customs officers need training and tools to identify and arrest wildlife smugglers and consumers need information how to avoid these wildlife products. We all must demand politicians do all they can to stop the ivory trade and support elephant protection efforts.

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Bescherm de olifanten: stop de stropers

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Het aantal gestroopte olifanten heeft een recordhoogte bereikt. Alleen al in Afrika werden afgelopen jaar 35.000 olifanten op wrede wijze gedood voor hun slagtanden. Criminele netwerken verdienen miljoenen dollars met de verkoop van ivoor. Zonder internationale steun, kunnen de Afrikaanse landen het gevecht tegen de stropers niet winnen.

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