Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/17 en Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-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">Feb 2 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="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " alt="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " src="/sites/default/files/IMG_8100_300%20px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) invited people to surrender their own ivory to be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK&rsquo;s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory ban ivory surrender uk ivory ban UK trade ban Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +0000 adintino 113182 at https://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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">Nov 27 2017</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" title="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at https://www.ifaw.org Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference <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">Oct 26 2017</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" title="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" alt="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/whale_Shark_300%20px.jpg?1509020639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world&rsquo;s largest fish, the whale shark.</p> <p>By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy CMS Convention on Migratory Species sharks Whale Shark Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:25:16 +0000 adintino 112803 at https://www.ifaw.org Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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">Oct 26 2017</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" title="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),</p> <p>However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-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">Aug 24 2017</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" title="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/ifaw-morocco-sign-agreement_0.jpg?1503594390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the <a href="https://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:58 +0000 adintino 112365 at https://www.ifaw.org South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit <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 16 2017</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" title="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" alt="South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Rhino_sized_300px.jpg?1502893523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Experts say South Africa&rsquo;s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world&rsquo;s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/south-africa%E2%80%99s-rhino-auction-%E2%80%93-selling-bloody-harvest-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos black market illegal wildlife trade poachers rhino rhino horn rhinoceros horn Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:19 +0000 adintino 112289 at https://www.ifaw.org