http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/28 en IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016 http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-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">Fri, 07/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/wildlife-trade/what-cites">CITES</a>) sponsors a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering held every 3 years to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered animals and plants. As observers to the CoP, IFAW reviews and analyzes the proposals under consideration by the CoP, takes positions and makes recommendations.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-cites-briefing-sheet-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants CITES conservation elephants wildlife trade Policy Briefing Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:19:44 +0000 rbartlett 108168 at http://www.ifaw.org Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september <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">Wed, 07/13/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_13_16_pre_cites.png" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" /></p> <p>For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has sponsored a Conference of the Parties (CoP), a global gathering of countries that sign on to the convention, to discuss a wide range of issues that have a significant impact on endangered plants and animals like elephants, rhinos, sharks, pangolins, and parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/dont-let-wildlife-disappear-prepping-cites-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Tigers Africa Big Cat CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora elephant Ivory johannesburg lion parrots Shark Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:50:23 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108190 at http://www.ifaw.org Training update: Combatting wildlife cybercrime in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/training-update-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime-south-africa <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/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">Tue, 06/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 endangered and threated live wild animals and items made from their body parts available for sale across 280 online marketplaces." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/dead_or_alive.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 589px;" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 endangered and threated live wild animals and items made from their body parts available for sale across 280 online marketplaces." />I have been lucky enough to see wild white rhinos in the bush </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/training-update-combatting-wildlife-cybercrime-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos cybercrime elephant horn illegal Ivory online trade rhino shopping traditional medicine wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:04:54 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 108014 at http://www.ifaw.org TenBoma tech heralded at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/steve-njumbi">Steve Njumbi</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">Mon, 06/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wFaSd5F1O00" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Kenya and rescue survivors in the rubble of last year&rsquo;s Nepal earthquake.</p> <p>Now, tenBoma is being heralded as another success story in geospatial technology used to save lives&mdash;this time the lives of elephants poached for their ivory across Africa.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wFaSd5F1O00?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Africa criminal elephants Ivory poaching technology tenBoma tusk Video Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:48:22 +0000 Steve Njumbi 108066 at http://www.ifaw.org Arab countries discuss CITES strategies http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/arab-countries-discuss-cites-strategies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/758">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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">Thu, 06/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encourages participants at the Amman meeting to unify on CITES issues." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_23_16_arabcites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encourages participants at the Amman meeting to unify on CITES issues." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/arab-countries-discuss-cites-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Raptors CITES endangered listing middle east poaching protection Royalty wildlife trade Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:03:12 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 107964 at http://www.ifaw.org HISTORICAL - The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/historical-european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking <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, 06/20/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/historical-european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:30:24 +0000 adouillet 107904 at http://www.ifaw.org