Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/17 en NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-ivory-trade <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 13 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" title="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" alt="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/IFAW%20joint%20NGO%20ivory%20ban%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1513161646" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Friday 8&nbsp;December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephants are facing their worst crisis in decades due to poaching for their ivory. Populations are thought to be falling by about 8 percent annually and at least 20,000 African elephants continue to be killed each year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban consumer market EC elephants EU European Commission export IFAW ivory ban ivory trade ivory trafficking transit Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:48 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113021 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan whaling – CITES fails to act on imports http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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 27 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" title="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" alt="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Japan%20whaling%20CITES_0.jpg?1511858651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="margin: 0px;">The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</span></span></span></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales action ban CITES commercial Geneva IFAW Japan sale sei trade whales Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:44:22 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 112957 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="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/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 Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/112803 <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 26 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" title="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" alt="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/whale_Shark_300%20px.jpg?1509020639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world&rsquo;s largest fish, the whale shark.</p> <p>By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/112803" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy CMS Convention on Migratory Species sharks Whale Shark Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:25:16 +0000 adintino 112803 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on H.J. Res. 69: Congress “intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife” http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-hj-res <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">Mar 21 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW&mdash;with your help&mdash;will continue to fight for wildlife and habitat protections in Congress.</em></p> <p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.J. Res. 69:&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-statement-hj-res" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:19:05 +0000 smoos 110811 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/110457 <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">Feb 16 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" title="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" alt="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/IFAW-Pangolin_300px.jpg?1487261352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world&rsquo;s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are severely dwindling due to a massive and growing demand for their scales, which are believed to have curative properties in East Asian medicine, and their meat, which is highly regarded as a symbol of status.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/110457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Illegal trade pangolin world pangolin day Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:13 +0000 adintino 110457 at http://www.ifaw.org