Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/16 en Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/securing-corridors-elephants-and-mitigating-human-elephant-conflict <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, 04/23/2014</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="Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict" alt="Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant%20collaring-2014_300.jpg?1398280655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya.</p> <p>Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife managers in developing strategies to prevent elephants from coming into conflict with local communities as well as monitoring their safety.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/securing-corridors-elephants-and-mitigating-human-elephant-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants African elephants collaring corridors elephants human wildlife conflict human-elephant conflict Kenya Wildkife Services KWS migratory corridors SFS The School for Field Studies tracking collars Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:27:28 +0000 adintino 99994 at http://www.ifaw.org Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india <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">Fri, 04/11/2014</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="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India" alt="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CWRC%20Elephant%20Calves_300px.jpg?1397304407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Asian Elephants elephants Manas National Park WTI Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:06 +0000 adintino 99897 at http://www.ifaw.org Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/belgium-crushes <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, 04/09/2014</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="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" alt="Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20press%20event%20Ivorycrush_300px.jpg?1397047222" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/belgium-crushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Belgium ivory crush destroy stockpiled elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush seized ivory wildlife trade wildlife traffickers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:45:44 +0000 adintino 99853 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph <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, 04/09/2014</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="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_3.jpg?1397093516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-statement-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-suspends-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-troph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephant trophies elephants sports hunting Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:40:10 +0000 adintino 99874 at http://www.ifaw.org Singapore Ivory Seizure – Time to Move Beyond Seizures says IFAW http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw <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, 04/03/2014</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/customs_Singapore_300.jpg?1396544279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory &ndash; the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months &ndash; the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) called for improved international intelligence to stop poaching and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/singapore-ivory-seizure-%E2%80%93-time-move-beyond-seizures-says-ifaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant ivory seizure elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory seizures poachers wildlife trade Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:59:29 +0000 adintino 99748 at http://www.ifaw.org Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/expectant-elephant-speared-amboseli <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">Fri, 03/21/2014</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="191" title="Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli" alt="Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_300px.jpg?1395417494" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem.</p> <p>The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd&rsquo;s boy witnessed the elephant going down as it succumbed to its injury and notified community scouts who secured the site as they alerted Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/expectant-elephant-speared-amboseli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli elephants human wildlife conflict Ivory Kenya Wildlife Service KWS poachers poaching rhinos speared tusks wildlife trade Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:06:31 +0000 adintino 99643 at http://www.ifaw.org