http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/17 en CITES meeting previews species to watch at CoP http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-meeting-previews-species-watch-cop <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">Thu, 01/21/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes, at the recent standing committee meetings in Geneva." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_21_16_cites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes, at the recent standing committee meetings in Geneva." /></p> <p>Last week, IFAW participated in the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-meeting-previews-species-watch-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers cheetah CITES Conference of the Parties Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CoP elephants Ivory lion rhinos South Africa tusks Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:59:05 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 106519 at http://www.ifaw.org Climate pact, with ecosystem integrity provisions, is historic http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/climate-pact-ecosystem-integrity-provisions-historic <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">Tue, 12/15/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of our world’s biodiversity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_15_15_climate.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of our world’s biodiversity." /></strong><strong>IFAW&rsquo;s delegation </strong>has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully recognised in the new climate agreement.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/climate-pact-ecosystem-integrity-provisions-historic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy climate change ecosystem environment global warming Paris temperatures weather Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:39:06 +0000 Satyen Sinha 106236 at http://www.ifaw.org Will The European Commission’s new plan for Sub-Saharan African help Elephants? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/will-european-commission%E2%80%99s-new-plan-sub-saharan-african-help-elephants <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">Fri, 12/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="IFAW has long believed that ecological sustainability is vital for the wellbeing of life on Earth – including human wellbeing – and must be the first and foremost objective of conservation." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_04_15_za_strategy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="IFAW has long believed that ecological sustainability is vital for the wellbeing of life on Earth – including human wellbeing – and must be the first and foremost objective of conservation." /></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/will-european-commission%E2%80%99s-new-plan-sub-saharan-african-help-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants climate change ecosystem elephants EU European Commission Ivory Organised crime Fri, 04 Dec 2015 22:08:27 +0000 Satyen Sinha 106127 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW launches Youth Forum for People and Wildlife: online and IRL http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-launches-youth-forum-people-and-wildlife-online-and-irl <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">Sun, 10/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/10_04_15_forum.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 472px;" />Each generation that joins the animal welfare and conservation movement brings with it new energy and new ideas. The more we include diverse perspectives, especially voices from countries most affected by animal issues, in our initiatives, the greater our chance of long-term success.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-launches-youth-forum-people-and-wildlife-online-and-irl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy CITES conservation Forum johannesburg South Africa Wildlife youth Thu, 24 Sep 2015 19:37:03 +0000 Azzedine Downes 105317 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife “farming” is not conservation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/wildlife-%E2%80%9Cfarming%E2%80%9D-not-conservation <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">Tue, 09/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/lionsonreserve.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 398px;" title="Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we should focus solely on numbers, thus ignore the intrinsic value of individual animals" /></p> <p>The Earth is not a warehouse.</p> <p>And living, breathing animals are not inventory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/wildlife-%E2%80%9Cfarming%E2%80%9D-not-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos canned hunting game reserves Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:34:35 +0000 Azzedine Downes 105187 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservationists launch appeal on Vulture’s day: “Ban killer drug or Europe’s birds face extinctions” http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/conservationists-launch-appeal-vulture%E2%80%99s-day-%E2%80%9Cban-killer-drug-or-europe%E2%80%99s-birds-face-extinction <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, 09/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There are warnings tomorrow&rsquo;s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.</p> <p> A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, IFAW) &nbsp;say it&rsquo;s because European countries are failing to tackle the use of a dangerous drug which could cause the extinction of vultures across the continent.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/conservationists-launch-appeal-vulture%E2%80%99s-day-%E2%80%9Cban-killer-drug-or-europe%E2%80%99s-birds-face-extinction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Europe's vulture population Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:46:11 +0000 svandereyd 105166 at http://www.ifaw.org