Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en HISTORICAL - The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/historical-european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-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">Mon, 06/20/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/historical-european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:30:24 +0000 adouillet 107904 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers to endorse the Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-together-more <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, 06/16/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as they will be asked to endorse the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-together-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking illegal trade and trafficking ivory seizures Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:31:16 +0000 svandereyd 107883 at http://www.ifaw.org France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since April EU Environment Ministers urged to endorse and implement Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/france-germany-spain-over <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, 06/09/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder of the urgent need to implement a coordinated European policy to end the trafficking of ivory, and more globally of endangered wildlife. Thus, IFAW calls European Environment Ministers to support and adopt the EU action plan against wildlife trafficking, during the next European Council on 20 June.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/france-germany-spain-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking Full ban on ivory trade Illegal trafficking of ivory Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:24:21 +0000 svandereyd 107780 at http://www.ifaw.org French minister of environment announces an unprecedented total domestic ban of ivory http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory <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, 05/02/2016</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="410" height="273" title="Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France." alt="Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IvoryBurnSoldier%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1462202049" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France. She declared that she would be promoting an enlargement of this measure to other EU countries.</p> <p>An IFAW poll conducted by Ifop in June 2015 revealed that &frac34; of French citizens were favorable to a total ivory ban in France.</p> <p>Mrs. Royal went one step further with this announcement after several key decisions:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban on ivory EU Member states Ségolène Royal white gold Mon, 02 May 2016 15:16:09 +0000 slajoie 107449 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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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 Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy 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 Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/czech-republic-and-poland-exchange-experiences-fighting-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">Tue, 04/12/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The polish NGO <a href="http://www.salamandra.org.pl/">Salamandra</a>, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) and National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (<a href="http://www.nfosigw.gov.pl" title="www.nfosigw.gov.pl">www.nfosigw.gov.pl</a>).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/czech-republic-and-poland-exchange-experiences-fighting-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos CITES EU Wildlife Trade Regulation Annex B Prevention of Illegal wildlife trade Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:59:53 +0000 svandereyd 107224 at http://www.ifaw.org