https://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/16 en Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/partnering-combat-wildlife-crime-kenya-and-uganda <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 19 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="169" title="Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda" alt="Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda" src="/sites/default/files/PR-Uganda.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/partnering-combat-wildlife-crime-kenya-and-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Education Elephants customs DISRUPT training illegal wildlife trade Kenya Uganda Uganda wildlife authority Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:44:08 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113888 at https://www.ifaw.org 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 Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the scale of online wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 24 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia, but the reality is that it is a global problem. The internet provides customers and wildlife traffickers access to a vast marketplace, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates 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 Thu, 24 May 2018 08:41:47 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 113523 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