Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/16 en Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down the domestic ivory trade https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/australia-takes-one-step-closer-agreeing-protect-elephants-and-shut-down-domestic-ivory-trade <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">Sep 21 2018</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="239" height="200" title="Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down the domestic ivory trade" alt="Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t" src="/sites/default/files/AU_IvoryBig.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into the domestic sale of ivory and rhino horn, today tabled recommendations in Parliament for Australia to implement a domestic ban.</p> <p>This cross Party, Joint House inquiry initiated by Senator Lisa Singh and Chaired by Mr Craig Kelly MP, set about examining how Australia can keep pace with other OECD countries in closing the legal loopholes in domestic ivory markets to ensure Australia is not contributing to wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/australia-takes-one-step-closer-agreeing-protect-elephants-and-shut-down-domestic-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Elephants Elephants Australia's ivory ban elephants Ivory ivory ban Parliament political action rhino horn rhinos Sydney Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:57:09 +0000 kferrari 113816 at https://www.ifaw.org Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephants-migrate-despite-protected-area-boundaries-and-international-borders <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">Aug 1 2018</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="229" title="Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders" alt="Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders" src="/sites/default/files/ElephantPR300.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (<a href="http://www.ceru.up.ac.za/">CERU</a>) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world&rsquo;s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant.</p> <p>Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in the Serengeti, is more common amongst large mammals than one might think, particularly in species that inhabit highly seasonal environments. A common assumption is that elephants also migrate but until now there has been a lack of evidence to support this notion.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephants-migrate-despite-protected-area-boundaries-and-international-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants CERU elephant migration elephant research elephants landscape conservation migratory species Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:56:49 +0000 kferrari 113747 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key- <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">May 23 2018</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’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries" alt="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o" src="/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><em>Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products </em></em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-latest-report-online-wildlife-trade-highlights-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 22 May 2018 21:17:59 +0000 adintino 113496 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW Accepted Into the IUCN https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn <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">May 9 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="ifaw accepted into iucn International Union for Conservation of Nature" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IUCN-announcement-press-release_2.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 253px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Elephants Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Whales Wed, 09 May 2018 17:16:10 +0000 shedman 113460 at https://www.ifaw.org Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-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">Apr 3 2018</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="225" title="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" alt="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" src="/sites/default/files/UK_Ivory_Surrender_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.</p> <p>Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory sales Ivory ivory ban ivory trade uk ivory ban Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:37:42 +0000 adintino 113384 at https://www.ifaw.org Over 1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close the ivory trade across the EU https://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/113373 <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">Mar 28 2018</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="350" height="219" title="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" alt="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" src="/sites/default/files/hugely%20pregnant%20Eclipse%20%28Custom%29.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a>&nbsp;and the global campaigning movement&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.avaaz.org/page/en/">Avaaz</a>&nbsp;hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling on the European Commission to impose a trade ban of elephant ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/113373" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants America Avaaz biodiversity call for action China citizens criminal networks EC elephants EU European Commission European Union extinction France Hong Kong IFAW Ivory Karmenu Vella million organized crime people poaching supporters UK United Kingdom US USA Vella wild Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:08:05 +0000 adintino 113373 at https://www.ifaw.org