Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/16 en Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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">Wed, 03/25/2015</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="201" title="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org African Elephant Summit – Where to Next? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next <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, 03/24/2015</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="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tusks-of-ele-speared-by-Maasai_300px.jpg?1427209428" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With the spotlight now on tomorrow&rsquo;s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday&rsquo;s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to address the elephant crisis, there appeared to be glaring differences in the commitment by others to halt the killing of elephants and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES elephants endangered wildlife illegal ivory illegal ivory trade illegal trade and trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:48 +0000 adintino 103364 at http://www.ifaw.org World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises <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">Thu, 03/19/2015</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="200" title="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" alt="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_3.jpg?1426765644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade.</p> <p>On Monday, 23<sup>rd</sup> March, the African Elephant Summit will gather governments from around the world to discuss and review progress on measures agreed in December 2013 intended to alleviate the poaching of elephants in the wild, driven by global demand for ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poacing wildlife trafficking Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:47:52 +0000 adintino 103321 at http://www.ifaw.org tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103265 <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">Mon, 03/16/2015</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="200" title="tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants" alt="tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_5621_300px.jpg?1426514409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.</p> <p>A statement of intent was signed between <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officially launching IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma project which aims to protect elephants by stopping poaching before it happens.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103265" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants elephants poaching tenBoma Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:23:25 +0000 adintino 103265 at http://www.ifaw.org Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103174 <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">Mon, 03/09/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development <a href="http://marghem.belgium.be/fr/le-trafic-d%E2%80%99ivoire-ill%C3%A9gal">has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory</a> from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has <a href="http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/la-belgique-plaque-tournante-du-trafic-d-ivoire-54f732b83570c8b9526ac1ae">suggested that buyers can circumvent the domestic ban on raw ivory exports</a> by sending ivory to China through Belgium.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/103174" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants EU action Illegal trade of ivory Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:51:14 +0000 svandereyd 103174 at http://www.ifaw.org