http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/16 en NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-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">Dec 13 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" width="350" height="262" title="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" alt="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20joint%20NGO%20ivory%20ban%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1513161646" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Friday 8&nbsp;December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephants are facing their worst crisis in decades due to poaching for their ivory. Populations are thought to be falling by about 8 percent annually and at least 20,000 African elephants continue to be killed each year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban consumer market EC elephants EU European Commission export IFAW ivory ban ivory trade ivory trafficking transit Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:48 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113021 at http://www.ifaw.org Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/contrary-popular-belief-no-ivory-needed-business <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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">Dec 8 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, 8 December 2017 the European Commission closes its online consultation to find out what EU citizens and other stakeholders think about the ivory trade. Currently, ivory is being sold online, in markets and in auction houses throughout the European Union. An opinion poll conducted across 16 countries by IFAW earlier this year indicates that 90% of people are not interested in buying ivory products, and close to 65% said they would support a full ban on the trade of all ivory in the EU.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/contrary-popular-belief-no-ivory-needed-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban consultation elephants European Commission IFAW illegal wildlife Ivory petition trade Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:38:52 +0000 Eleonora Panella 113004 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW's tenBoma project profiled in The Christian Science Monitor http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-tenboma-project-profiled-christian-science-monitor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/staff/kerry-branon">Kerry Branon</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">Oct 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/christian_science_monitor.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p><em>This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-tenboma-project-profiled-christian-science-monitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Azzedine Downes christian science monitor counter poaching Faye Cuevas IFAW isis tenBoma Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:42:00 +0000 Kerry Branon 112793 at http://www.ifaw.org Migratory species: their future is our future http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>The article below was authored by&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Cop12 publication, shared here with permission.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Elephants Elephants Whales CMS Convention on Migratory Species elephants IFAW migration migratory animals sharks whales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 112757 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant calf rescued from tea garden drain in India http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-calf-rescued-tea-garden-drain-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Oct 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Wildlife Week, celebrated the first week of October in India, marked the milestone of 5,000 animals handled by the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). Our jointly run facility in Assam most recently welcomed a three month old elephant calf into its fold.<img alt="Rescued from a tea garden drain, a three-month-old elephant calf admitted to CWRC" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/rescued_elephant_5.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 559px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-calf-rescued-tea-garden-drain-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Assam Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation CWRC elephant rescue India Kaziranga Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:24:38 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 112719 at http://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:54 +0000 David Cowdrey 112703 at http://www.ifaw.org