Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/17 en 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" width="300" height="191" title="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" alt="Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/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 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 Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress <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 31 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="640" height="480" title="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" alt="Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_press_release_0.jpg?1472679989" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world&rsquo;s largest gathering of conservation leaders.</p> <p>IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species. Its adoption through the first-ever online voting process of IUCN was by a majority of both government and NGO members.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/motion-protect-pangolins-passess-iucn-world-conservation-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:04:33 +0000 smoos 108767 at http://www.ifaw.org Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya <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">Apr 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="169" title="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org