http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/16 en WATCH: Numbers and notes miss something fundamental about elephants mourning http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/watch-numbers-and-notes-miss-something-fundamental-about-elephants-mourning <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/vicki-fishlock">Vicki Fishlock</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">Wed, 03/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve studied wild elephants for almost ten years now, and I&rsquo;ve been asked many times about how we study these kinds of abilities, especially how elephants reportedly grieve.</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/yeGIz3dbgsQ&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/yeGIz3dbgsQ&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"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeGIz3dbgsQ"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-yeGIz3dbgsQ_0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/watch-numbers-and-notes-miss-something-fundamental-about-elephants-mourning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants death elephants emotion grief sadness Video Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:57:03 +0000 Vicki Fishlock 103106 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya’s World Wildlife Day ivory burn carries on tradition, further builds momentum http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya%E2%80%99s-world-wildlife-day-ivory-burn-carries-tradition-further-builds-momentum <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/james-isiche">James Isiche</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">Wed, 03/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns, and witness to others." class="caption" longdesc="IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns, and witness to others." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_03_15_burn.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" title="IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns, and witness to others." />Traces of ashes of now three historic ivory burns will be forever mixed with the ancient soil at Nairobi National Park&rsquo;s &lsquo;ivory burni</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya%E2%80%99s-world-wildlife-day-ivory-burn-carries-tradition-further-builds-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants destroy ivory burn Wildlife crime world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:25:56 +0000 James Isiche 103107 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-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">Tue, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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, 03/03/2015</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="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/world-wildlife-day-occasion-denounce-wildlife-crime <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/wildlife-trade/kelvin-alie">Kelvin Alie</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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 61%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;"> <iframe frameborder="0" id="iframe" scrolling="no" src="http://flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=60&amp;size=big&amp;setId=72157651005384935&amp;click=true&amp;thumbnails=1&amp;transition=0&amp;layoutType=responsive&amp;sort=0" style="width:100%; height:100%; position: absolute; top:0; left:0;"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/world-wildlife-day-occasion-denounce-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants endangered illegal prevention UN World Wildlife Day wildlife trade Slideshow Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:44:33 +0000 Kelvin Alie 103031 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s recent ivory import suspension is not nearly the “ban” we need http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/china%E2%80%99s-recent-ivory-import-suspension-not-nearly-%E2%80%9Cban%E2%80%9D-we-need <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/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">Mon, 03/02/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carved ivory represents a tiny portion of imports." class="caption" longdesc="Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carved ivory represents a tiny portion of imports." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_02_15_ivoryban.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 467px;" title="Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carved ivory represents a tiny portion of imports." />Media headlines have heralded it &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/new</p> </a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/china%E2%80%99s-recent-ivory-import-suspension-not-nearly-%E2%80%9Cban%E2%80%9D-we-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban China illegal ivory trade trinkets Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:37 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 103093 at http://www.ifaw.org