Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/16 en International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking <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, 11/21/2014</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="200" title="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking " alt="International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PWT_300px.jpg?1416578168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.</p> <p>The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/international-and-inter-agency-collaboration-essential-preventing-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:26 +0000 adintino 102062 at http://www.ifaw.org Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants <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, 11/19/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" alt="Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_KOL_300px.jpg?1416406833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign &ldquo;Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory&rdquo; officially launched today at a gala event by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in collaboration with Beijing Jintai Art Museum and a dozen media agencies, private corporations and non-profit organizations in China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/prominent-chinese-thought-leaders-join-fight-save-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poaching Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:27:32 +0000 adintino 102004 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:17 +0000 adintino 101740 at http://www.ifaw.org Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-elephants <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, 09/16/2014</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="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" alt="Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px.jpg?1410874866" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/department-environmental-affairs-trying-remove-protection-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:45:28 +0000 adintino 101412 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting elephants to benefit people http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people <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, 09/03/2014</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="200" title="Protecting elephants to benefit people" alt="Protecting elephants to benefit people" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ivory_Coast_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1409757017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya&rsquo;s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatible tourism and enterprise projects and for investors through tourism development.</p> <p>The plan was announced at Amboseli National Park today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in partnership with the Executive Committee of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli Amboseli National Park elephants Kitenden Conservancy Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch OOGR Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:16:07 +0000 adintino 101303 at http://www.ifaw.org New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa <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, 08/28/2014</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="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " alt="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_0.jpg?1409252073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The earth&rsquo;s largest land mammal is in crisis &ndash; on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association&rsquo;s <em>Natural Resources &amp; Environment</em> journal explores the international crisis through the lens of the thriving illegal ivory market in the United States &ndash; a significant contributor to the rapid decline of elephant populations in Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:05 +0000 adintino 101233 at http://www.ifaw.org