http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/21 en Momentum building in EU to tackle wildlife crime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/momentum-building-eu-tackle-wildlife-crime <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/sonja-van-tichelen">Sonja Van Tichelen</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, 04/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it needs to start acting like it with an Action Plan to stop wildlife trade." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_22_15_momentum.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it needs to start acting like it with an Action Plan to stop wildlife trade." />Last week officials in Vietnam <a href="http://linkis.com/www.capitalfm.co.ke/Rb51k" target="_blank">seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/momentum-building-eu-tackle-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos action plan elephants illeagal wildlife trade rhinos Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:38:06 +0000 Sonja Van Tichelen 103715 at http://www.ifaw.org Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/thai-officials-seize <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, 04/21/2015</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="225" title="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" alt="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_7.jpg?1429625753" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/thai-customs-officials-seize-huge-haul-of-african-ivory-a-44986298.html">media reports out of Bangkok today</a>. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The final destinations for the ivory were believed to include China, Thailand and Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/thai-officials-seize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:48 +0000 adintino 103704 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL has success fighting wildlife trade with its Operation Infra Terra http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra <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/david-higgins">David Higgins</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, 03/26/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ecJ8GzqMtl4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>INTERPOL&rsquo;s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example of collaboration between the public and law enforcement community in identifying and locating wildlife criminals.</p> <p><strong>Launched in October 2014, Infra Terra</strong> urged the public to provide information on suspects identified by our member countries as their &lsquo;most wanted&rsquo;.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ecJ8GzqMtl4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ecJ8GzqMtl4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecJ8GzqMtl4"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-ecJ8GzqMtl4_1.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/interpol-has-success-fighting-wildlife-trade-its-operation-infra-terra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos criminal organizations horns Interpol Ivory organized crime rhinos Video Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:36:52 +0000 David Higgins 103389 at http://www.ifaw.org The elephants in the room in Kasane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephants-room-kasane <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">Tue, 03/24/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Africa will be lost." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_24_15_kasane.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 552px;" title="If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Africa will be lost." />I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress towards addressing the current elephant crisis.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephants-room-kasane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China CITIES elephants Ivory Kasane summit Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:40 +0000 Jason Bell 103363 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