Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/16 en Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-seizes <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">Jul 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="109" height="160" title="Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory" alt="Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Illegal%20Ivory_2.jpg?1499354772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4<sup>th</sup> July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three people have been arrested. The ivory tusks were found hidden beneath boxes of frozen fish in a shipping container from Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-seizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants China Ivory Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:28:20 +0000 svandereyd 111879 at http://www.ifaw.org #NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/noivoryineu-ifaw-campaign-close-european-ivory-tra-0 <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">Jul 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p class="p2" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.3em; color: rgb(1, 56, 86); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/PRESSRELEASE-EUBAN_300px.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 195px;" />A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/noivoryineu-ifaw-campaign-close-european-ivory-tra-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Elephants Elephants Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:20:04 +0000 adouillet 111842 at http://www.ifaw.org Where do elephants go? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/where-do-elephants--0 <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 2 2016</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="160" title="Where do elephants go?" alt="Where do elephants go?" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/1280x1024%20%28Custom%29_6.jpg?1478098041" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants&rsquo; migratory routes and identify how expansively the elephants travel in search of water and vegetation. The fitting of collars was conducted by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a>).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/where-do-elephants--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants collars Elephants' migratory routes KWS Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:51:23 +0000 svandereyd 109587 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 30 2016</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="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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 17 2016</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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-elephant-day-online-companies-unite-against-wildlife-cybercriminals-adopting-measures-fig <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">Aug 12 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-elephant-day-online-companies-unite-against-wildlife-cybercriminals-adopting-measures-fig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Illegal wildlife products wildlife cybercriminals Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:03:52 +0000 svandereyd 108609 at http://www.ifaw.org