Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/21 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 China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt <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">Dec 1 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="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand" alt="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/pangolin1_300px_1.jpg?1512136487" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the <a href="https://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Endangered Species Act illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:59:57 +0000 adintino 112976 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 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 Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to highlight plight of endangered wildlife https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/internationally-renowned-street-artist-brings-his-world-mural-tour-london-highlight-plight-enda <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 5 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="Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to highlight plight of endangered wildlife" alt="Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to " src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Tess_cunliffe_Russia_leopard_finished_mural_300px.jpg?1504640400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Who: </strong>&lsquo;Sonny&rsquo; &ndash; South African (British-born) street artist with a global following uses his dramatic style of street art to create eye-catching murals depicting endangered wildlife and brings his &lsquo;<a href="https://sonnyonline.com/tothebone/">To The Bone&rsquo;</a> tour to London in the next seven days.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/internationally-renowned-street-artist-brings-his-world-mural-tour-london-highlight-plight-enda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Animal welfare conservation Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:46:42 +0000 adintino 112462 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