http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/21 en NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/112767 <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 18 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission&rsquo;s consultation on ivory trade in the EU</p> </div> Wildlife trade Policy Briefing Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:28:32 +0000 jjohnson 112767 at http://www.ifaw.org Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation <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 6 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" width="200" height="196" title="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation" alt="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/E1500-S-T_1.jpg?1507292523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants elephants Illegal killing ivory trade ban Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:26:49 +0000 svandereyd 112701 at http://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:54 +0000 David Cowdrey 112703 at http://www.ifaw.org New report reveals scale of ivory seizures across Europe http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-report-reveals-scale-ivory-seizures-across-europe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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="IFAW report on European ivory seizures" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-seizures-report-blog.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Our new report provides further proof that we need an ivory ban in the European Union" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-report-reveals-scale-ivory-seizures-across-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants ban ivory eu ivory illegal ivory ivory ban ivory seizures ivory smuggling ivory trade Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:45:04 +0000 David Cowdrey 112510 at http://www.ifaw.org Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015 http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006 <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">Sep 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically in recent years.</p> <p>The biggest threat to elephants today is poaching. Indeed, the African elephant population declined by more than 50% between 1979 and 1989, mainly due to poaching to supply the international ivory trade. Practically all ivory for sale in the world has come at the cost of an elephant&#39;s life.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ivory-seizures-europe-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants cybercrime Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:17:25 +0000 aclark 112500 at http://www.ifaw.org Portugal bans online trade in wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/portugal-bans-online-trade-wild-animals <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">Aug 30 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Imperial Parrot, an endangered and endemic parrot on the island of Dominica. Portugal often acts as an entry point for wildlife trade from the Caribbean." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/dominica-bird-illegal-wildlife-trade-portugal.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 389px;" title="Portugal often acts as an entry point for wildlife trade from the Caribbean.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/portugal-bans-online-trade-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats Turtles Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:00:01 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 112408 at http://www.ifaw.org