http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/21 en IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/ifaw-case-stepping-cites-enforcement-eu <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, 04/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, how the enforcement of CITES regulations could be improved. To that end IFAW sat down with law enforcement officials from numerous EU member states and asked them, the experts, what needed to be done to better control the flow of illegal wildlife products like ivory in, out and through the EU.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES illegal wildlife trafficking law enforcement Other Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:48 +0000 rbartlett 99839 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Ivory Trade: Can a crackdown on trafficking save the last titan? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/us-ivory-trade-can-crackdown-trafficking-save-last-titan <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">Mon, 03/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit in this crisis. Despite the best efforts of federal agencies, porous national borders, legal loopholes, and deep-seated difficulties in law enforcement make the U.S. a major market for illicit ivory. While the White House, the United Nations, and the European Union, along with other voices, are sounding alarms, bold and concrete actions have been slow in coming.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/us-ivory-trade-can-crackdown-trafficking-save-last-titan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Other Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:59:44 +0000 jjones 99658 at http://www.ifaw.org Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino horn http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/horn-contention-review-literature-economics-trade-rhino-horn <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, 01/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.&nbsp; There is considerable debate within policy circles and the conservation movement.&nbsp; This paper is a review of studies on the economics of trade in endangered wildlife in general and on rhino horn in particular.</p> </div> Wildlife trade Rhinos rhinos wildlife trade Other Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:14:38 +0000 rbartlett 98909 at http://www.ifaw.org Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Illegal Wildlife Trade 2013 http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/criminal-nature-global-security-implications-illegal-wildlife-tra-0 <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, 06/20/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildlife crime around the world. Governments must prioritise wildlife crime as a top issue.&nbsp; Here is IFAW&#39;s report.</p> </div> Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles 2013 illegal wildlife trade Other Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:45:20 +0000 rbartlett 94216 at http://www.ifaw.org Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/criminal-nature-global-security-implications-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">Tue, 03/26/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangered species protection, ecosystem stability, and biodiversity conservation, but it is also a real and increasing threat to national and global security.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/criminal-nature-global-security-implications-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illegal wildlife trade Other Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:05:48 +0000 rbartlett 90221 at http://www.ifaw.org Project WEB: An investigation into the ivory trade over the internet within the European Union http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/project-web-investigation-ivory-trade-over-internet-within-european-union <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, 03/07/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>INTERPOL&rsquo;s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which concluded that elephant ivory is the most widely traded wildlife product over the Internet. Project Web is intended to provide an initial snapshot and insight from a law enforcement perspective into the drivers, scale, nature, and involved entities of the illegal trade in ivory over the Internet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/project-web-investigation-ivory-trade-over-internet-within-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade IFAW illegal wildlife trade Interpol Other Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:45:54 +0000 rbartlett 88516 at http://www.ifaw.org