http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/20 en 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 Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals <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">Oct 25 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="Mink whale" alt="Mink whale" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Iceland%20-%20Minke%20whale%20%28Custom%29.jpg?1509106922" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday).</p> <p>Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now claim to support minke whaling, compared to 50.8% last year. This is also the first time that such polling has found Icelandic support for whaling to have been less than 50%.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland mink polling whale Whaling Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:29:22 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 112816 at http://www.ifaw.org Migratory species: their future is our future http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future <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">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>The article below was authored by&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Cop12 publication, shared here with permission.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Elephants Elephants Whales CMS Convention on Migratory Species elephants IFAW migration migratory animals sharks whales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 112757 at http://www.ifaw.org New campaign by IFAW partner Seas at Risk http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-campaign-ifaw-partner-seas-risk <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">Oct 12 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><h2> #EmojiOcean: Share your ocean emotion in support of healthy seas</h2> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hVOxQe0Zu5A" width="610"></iframe></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-campaign-ifaw-partner-seas-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales entanglement EU European Union habitat marine marine mammal ocean ocean noise ship strike shipping lanes whale Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:06:21 +0000 Eleonora Panella 112729 at http://www.ifaw.org Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/jackson-hole-wildlife-film-festival <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/6394">Kelvin Alie</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 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We&#39;re coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of the Earth&#39;s wildlife and habitats. The <a href="http://www.jhfestival.org/">Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival</a> is an international celebration of the best producers, editors, film crews and conservation storytellers over a biennial&nbsp;time frame.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/jackson-hole-wildlife-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Seals Big Cats Elephants Whales cat summit film festival HuntWatch ivory game jackson hole jackson hole wildlife film festival ocean noise seal hunt Sonic Sea Wildlife Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:33:25 +0000 Kelvin Alie 112698 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Plenary united against whale hunting in Norway http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-plenary-united-against-whale-hunting-norway <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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="minke whale " src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/minke_whale_ifaw_2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p>Whales are magnificent creatures; they have entranced seafarers, children and tourists and inspired literature all over the world for centuries. But not everyone has this same reverential admiration. In 1993, Norway resumed commercial whaling under an objection to the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) moratorium.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-plenary-united-against-whale-hunting-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling iceland Japan Meet us don't eat us minke whales Norway Whaling Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:39:51 +0000 Eleonora Panella 112509 at http://www.ifaw.org