http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/17 en Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-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">Tue, 05/19/2015</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="200" title="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Green light from European Commission major milestone for EU Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/green-light-european-commission-major-milestone-eu-wildlife-trafficking-action-plan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2663">Satyen Sinha</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, 05/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patrols." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/tsavo_ivory_raw_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patrols." />The European Commission today announced that it has taken a decision to develop <a href="/node/103982" target="_blank">a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan.</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/green-light-european-commission-major-milestone-eu-wildlife-trafficking-action-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers commission crime EU Europe European Interpol trade Union Wildlife Wed, 13 May 2015 13:38:27 +0000 Satyen Sinha 103981 at http://www.ifaw.org Environmental matters will not be of high priority for Politico Europe http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/environmental-matters-will-not-be-high-priority-politico-europe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/3015">Adrian Hiel</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, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Welcome, Politico Europe, to the European media landscape." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_Politico.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="Welcome, Politico Europe, to the European media landscape." />This week is the launch of <a href="http://www.politico.eu/" target="_blank">Politico Europe</a>. It&rsquo;s an ambitious expansion for <a href="http://www.politico.com/" target="_blank">Politico</a>, the online (and now print magazine) news provider based in Washington, DC.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/environmental-matters-will-not-be-high-priority-politico-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy Europe journalism online media reporting Wildlife crime Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:26:54 +0000 Adrian Hiel 103703 at http://www.ifaw.org US needs to follow Australia’s lead on banning African lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/736">Jeffrey Flocken</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_18_15_trophyhunt.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 431px;" title="Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of “canned” hunting." />Recently, <a href="/node/103224" target="_blank">Australia&rsquo;s Environment Minister announced a ban on the impor</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/us-needs-follow-australia%E2%80%99s-lead-banning-african-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats big cats canned hunting guns hunting lions trophy Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:15:06 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 103314 at http://www.ifaw.org Has the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade protected elephants, rhinos and tigers? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers <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">Wed, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named &lsquo;Red Rhino&rsquo; cement crusher in front of a host of supportive politicians.</p> <p>The occasion marked the end of our ivory surrender, which resulted in over 90 kilos of ivory donated by our supporters, being publicly destroyed shortly before the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade.</p> <p><strong>Our message was clear &ndash; the illegal and inhumane poaching of elephants for their ivory must end now.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/has-london-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-protected-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Africa Botswana conference elephant Kasane rhino summit trade Wildlife Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:36:58 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103304 at http://www.ifaw.org Does Kasane hold the key to unlocking action on the ground for elephants? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/does-kasane-hold-key-unlocking-actions-ground-elephants <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/jason-bell">Jason Bell</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, 03/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" class="caption" longdesc="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_17_15_poached.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="When will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ultimately, a great reduction in wildlife poaching and illicit trade?" />In Decembe</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/does-kasane-hold-key-unlocking-actions-ground-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants illegal ivory trade poach saving elephants summit Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:54:13 +0000 Jason Bell 103291 at http://www.ifaw.org