http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/17 en International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scienti-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">Fri, 06/19/2015</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="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scienti-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 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