http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/17 en CITES takes countries to task for illegal elephant ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2525">Paul Todd</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, 07/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES_ele_Amboseli_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES Geneva ivory trade Kenya Standing Committee Switzerland Tanzania thailand Uganda UNEP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:29 +0000 Paul Todd 100859 at http://www.ifaw.org Rescued from horrendous cruelty, inspirational "moon bear" Chu Chu dies peacefully in China http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/52">Grace Ge Gabriel</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, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Grace%20at%20work_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." /></p> <p><strong>Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died peacefully in China.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Animals Asia Foundation Asiatic Black Bears bear bile Chu Chu Grace Ge Gabriel Moon bears Pan Yu Bear Sanctuary Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:28:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100760 at http://www.ifaw.org We will not wait for an exact number of elephants killed each year to continue our fight http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2973">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">Mon, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/TS472-S_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger gazes down upon the remains of a poached elephant in the Tsavo ecosystem. Elephants are in crisis and need our help now. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/we-will-not-wait-exact-number-elephants-killed-each-year-continue-our-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Azzedine Downes CITES elephants Ivory MIKE Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants poaching Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Azzedine Downes 100730 at http://www.ifaw.org The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-crime <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/731">Peter Pueschel</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, 07/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/unea_logo_big_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 317px;" title="120 Ministers or their alternates declared poaching and illicit wildlife trade to be a serious crime at the UNEA meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya." />I was skeptical going into the <a href="http://www.unep.org/unea/en/" target="_blank">United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting&lt;</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-step-un-environmental-assembly-commits-eradicating-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy crime Nairobi UNEA Wildlife Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:22:55 +0000 Peter Pueschel 100732 at http://www.ifaw.org Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/thailand-keeps-global-ivory-crush-momentum-alive <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/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">Fri, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="An official displays a tusk before the Philippines’ ivory stockpile crush in 2013. With momentum building for more of these events, the tide could now be turning against poachers. ©IFAW/A.Hofford" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/AlexHofford-Philippines-Ivory-Crush-10_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 523px;" title="An official displays a tusk before the Philippines’ ivory stockpile crush in 2013. With momentum building for more of these events, the tide could now be turning against poachers.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/thailand-keeps-global-ivory-crush-momentum-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants burn buy consumer crush destroy elephant Ivory thailand trade Wildlife Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:00:36 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 100684 at http://www.ifaw.org EU must take a stand for whales prior to upcoming Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-must-take-stand-whales-prior-upcoming-whaling-commission-meeting-slovenia <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</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, 06/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The EU must take a stand for whales and for international law." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/109571_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 339px;" title="The EU must take a stand for whales and for international law." />In the coming weeks the EU will set their positions for the upcoming meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia.</p> <p>This is the first meeting of the IWC since Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling was ruled illegal. Japan has recently shown it will not abide by the ruling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-must-take-stand-whales-prior-upcoming-whaling-commission-meeting-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales EU Europe ICJ Japanese Union whales Whaling Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:19:01 +0000 Barbara Slee 100644 at http://www.ifaw.org