http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/17 en Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113141 <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">Jan 22 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="270" height="350" title="Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels" alt="Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels" src="/sites/default/files/Staci%20McLennan%20-%20profile%20picture%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December 2017.</p> <p>McLennan has extensive experience working on animal welfare, wildlife and environmental policy. She has worked in Brussels the last 9 years, with prior experience working on state, regional and federal environmental policy in the US.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113141" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy advocacy Brussels Director EU EU office IFAW lobby Sonja Van Tichelen Staci McLennan Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:35:04 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113141 at http://www.ifaw.org 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" title="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" alt="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/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 Japan whaling – CITES fails to act on imports http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/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="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" alt="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Japan%20whaling%20CITES_0.jpg?1511858651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="margin: 0px;">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.</span></span></span></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales action ban CITES commercial Geneva IFAW Japan sale sei trade whales Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:44:22 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 112957 at http://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver a big win for lions, leopards, whale and blue sharks http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2604">Matt Collis</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 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/cms_migratory_species_blue_shark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 349px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats Whales blue shark CMS convention on the conservation of migratory species IFAW leopard lion whale Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:39:39 +0000 Matt Collis 112820 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Youth Forum finalist spreads wildlife conservation message in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-youth-forum-finalist-spreads-wildlife-conservation-message-moscow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2686">Elena Zharkova</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 26 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya Shukhova." class="caption" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/wildlife_artist_shukhova_IFAW_3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya Shukhova." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-youth-forum-finalist-spreads-wildlife-conservation-message-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Elephants conservation Endangered Species wildlife art Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:12:48 +0000 Elena Zharkova 112809 at http://www.ifaw.org