http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/29 en Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking <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, 05/22/2015</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="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pwt_Closing_300px.jpg?1432306784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capacity to combat wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Fri, 22 May 2015 15:04:14 +0000 adintino 104065 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-texas-hunter-killing-black-rhino-namibia <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, 05/20/2015</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="199" title="IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia" alt="IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Black%20rhino_300px_3.jpg?1432133874" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-texas-hunter-killing-black-rhino-namibia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rhinos Black Rhino Dallas Safari Club Endangered Species rhino Wed, 20 May 2015 15:00:41 +0000 adintino 104040 at http://www.ifaw.org New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-african-training-program-improves-regional-capacity-and-cooperation-combat-wildlife-traffic <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, 05/18/2015</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="New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_5768_300_px.jpg?1431957911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda.</p> <p>Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the workshop aims to empower officers from Customs Departments, wildlife law enforcement and wildlife management authorities with the necessary skills to deter wildlife trafficking. Participants are drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/new-african-training-program-improves-regional-capacity-and-cooperation-combat-wildlife-traffic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephant ivory elephants Illegal elephant ivory illegally traded wildlife Ivory poachers rhino horn wildlife trafficking Mon, 18 May 2015 14:07:17 +0000 adintino 104013 at http://www.ifaw.org Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/record-1160-kilograms-ivory-and <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">Thu, 05/14/2015</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="Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique" alt="Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_3.jpg?1431959500" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn &ndash; more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns.</p> <p>The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5<sup>th</sup> May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital of Maputo. A Chinese national has reportedly been arrested. The cache included 340 elephant tusks weighting 1,160 kgs and 65 rhino horns weighing 124 kgs. Authorities said some of the tusks were still bloody, indicating they were from recently poached elephants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/record-1160-kilograms-ivory-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching rhinos Thu, 14 May 2015 12:49:01 +0000 adintino 103991 at http://www.ifaw.org Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans Transport of Hunting Trophies http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/emirates-%E2%80%93-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-international-airline-%E2%80%93-bans-transport-hunting-trophies <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, 05/13/2015</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="205" title="Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans Transport of Hunting Trophies" alt="Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans Transport of Hunting Tr" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_5.jpg?1431525177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Emirates, the world&rsquo;s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15<sup>th</sup> May 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of trophies of elephant, rhinoceros, lion and tiger. It follows swiftly in the steps of South African Airways which last month banned all transportation of the same trophies. SAA is a partner of Emirates in its Skywards frequent flyer programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/emirates-%E2%80%93-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-international-airline-%E2%80%93-bans-transport-hunting-trophies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers big cats elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trade lions rhinos tigers Wed, 13 May 2015 13:53:08 +0000 adintino 103983 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