Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/17 en Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-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">Tue, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Canned! No more lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-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">Fri, 03/13/2015</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="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" alt="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_4.jpg?1426265201" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt&rsquo;s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of &lsquo;canned&rsquo;hunting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions canned hunting lion trophies lions trophy hunting Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:48:46 +0000 adintino 103253 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-elephants <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, 02/11/2015</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="225" title="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" alt="Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_6.jpg?1423673643" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center" style="margin-left:.25in;"><em>&ndash; Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade &ndash;</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/wildlife-advocates-seek-endangered-listing-african-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants African elephants elephants Endangered Species Act threatened Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:01:34 +0000 adintino 102903 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102858 <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, 02/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a>) is pleased that the changes maintain the impact of the EU ban on seal products while ensuring that Inuit populations in Canada and Greenland maintain their right to sell seal products from traditional hunts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102858" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on seal products EU Commission EU seal trade seal hunting seal trade seals culled seals Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:06:59 +0000 adintino 102858 at http://www.ifaw.org Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102138 <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/102138" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:06:30 +0000 adintino 102138 at http://www.ifaw.org Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough. http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough <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, 11/07/2014</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="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough." alt="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Polarbears_1-300px.jpg?1415376988" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Sunday. &nbsp;Experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> support this decision but warn that total protection of the polar bear through both Appendix I and II listings is needed in order to ensure the species&rsquo; survival.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CMS polar bears Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:19:38 +0000 adintino 101922 at http://www.ifaw.org