http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/28 en Educating European Parliament on wildlife trade online http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/educating-european-parliament-wildlife-trade-online <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/103914">Staci McLennan</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, 07/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Africa rely on Europe as a major trade route to other parts of the world." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Poster-Exposing-Online-Wildlife-Trade-15-July-2015-event.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 864px;" title="IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Africa rely on Europe as a major trade route to other parts of the world." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and MEPs for Wildlife co-hosted a European Parliament seminar &ldquo;Exp</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/educating-european-parliament-wildlife-trade-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos China ebay european parliment illeagal online wildlife trade illegal wildlife trade meeting Ivory Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:59:32 +0000 Staci McLennan 104751 at http://www.ifaw.org Empowering wildlife conservation through literacy education in Malawi http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/empowering-wildlife-conservation-through-literacy-education-malawi <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/cats-and-dogs/lisa-cant-haylett">Lisa Cant-Haylett</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, 07/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/113Yw9-3svQ" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially dangerous elephants, hippos and crocodiles, in the southern African country of Malawi.</p> <p>Since piped water is scarce, until recently villagers &ndash; mostly women and children &ndash; fetched water from the Shire River, on Liwonde&rsquo;s western border, bringing them dangerously close to these animals.&nbsp;</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/113Yw9-3svQ&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/113Yw9-3svQ&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=113Yw9-3svQ"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-113Yw9-3svQ_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/empowering-wildlife-conservation-through-literacy-education-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Elephants Education Liwonde Nanthomba National Park pilot program Wildlife Video Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:41:11 +0000 Lisa Cant-Haylett 104711 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant trophy imports from 3 more African countries no longer welcome in EU http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-trophy-imports <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">Thu, 07/16/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_15_15_eu_trophy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 478px;" title="No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Personal and Household Effects derogation until the EU CITES Scientific Review Group (SRG) decides certain criteria have been met." />After a recent meeting by European Member Sta</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephant-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant EU Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:50:21 +0000 Satyen Sinha 104708 at http://www.ifaw.org Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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">Mon, 07/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>&nbsp;The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong. The export was reported confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants CITES elephant calves Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:51:38 +0000 svandereyd 104592 at http://www.ifaw.org Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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">Wed, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org Remembering Peter Pueschel, long-time compassionate voice for animals http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/remembering-peter-pueschel-long-time-compassionate-voice-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2973">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">Mon, 06/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_29_15_peter_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014." /></p> <p>Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless.</p> <p>These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in from around the world when our organization learned that this morning, this true friend and valued colleague passed away after a sudden illness at only 59 years old.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/remembering-peter-pueschel-long-time-compassionate-voice-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Turtles Greenpeace International Environmental Agreements Peter Pueschel sudden illness Voice for Animals Video Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:49:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104550 at http://www.ifaw.org