Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-ivory-stockpiles <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, 05/15/2014</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="200" title="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" alt="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/hk_ivory%29burn_300.jpg?1400165772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years.</p> <p>The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi.&nbsp; Attending the high profile event will be dignitaries from the Chinese government, CITES Secretariat, conservationists and the media.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants destroy ivory stock elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn wildlife trade Thu, 15 May 2014 14:57:19 +0000 adintino 100251 at http://www.ifaw.org High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally <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, 02/25/2014</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="200" title="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" alt="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_0.jpg?1393348295" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study published in the journal <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.031"><em><font color="#0000ff">Biological Conservation</font></em></a>&nbsp;</span>describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and drugs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers criminal elephants poachers poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:23:53 +0000 slajoie 99418 at http://www.ifaw.org Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illegal trade begins in London http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-protection-measures-wildlife-sought-international-summit-illegal-trade-begins-london <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, 02/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis.</p> <p>The London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade is hosted by the UK Government, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) urges governments attending to agree a series of measures which will ensure real and lasting protection for wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-protection-measures-wildlife-sought-international-summit-illegal-trade-begins-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory London Summit tiger products Wildlife crime Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:26:50 +0000 svandereyd 99277 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-commission-public-consultation-vital-survival-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers <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, 02/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The European Commission today announced its consultation on the <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-123_en.htm">EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking</a>. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife trafficking, especially for elephants, rhinos and tigers amongst others are devastating populations.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-commission-public-consultation-vital-survival-elephants-rhinos-and-tigers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Ivory wildlife trafficking Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:51:51 +0000 svandereyd 99220 at http://www.ifaw.org EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-commission-public-consultation-vital-survival-elephants-rhinos-and-tige-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">Fri, 02/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The European Commission today announced its consultation on the <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-123_en.htm">EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking</a>. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife trafficking, especially for elephants, rhinos and tigers amongst others are devastating populations.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-commission-public-consultation-vital-survival-elephants-rhinos-and-tige-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos elephants Ivory poachers rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade wildlife trafficking Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:15:21 +0000 adintino 99246 at http://www.ifaw.org Horn of Contention – Reviewing the Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/horn-contention-%E2%80%93-reviewing-deadly-cost-rhino-horn <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, 01/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found.</p> <p>Commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in late 2013, the report <em><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/horn-contention-review-literature-economics-trade-rhino-horn">Horn of Contention</a> </em>by Economists at Large reviewed a variety of formal and informal studies into the economics of trade in rhino horn.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/horn-contention-%E2%80%93-reviewing-deadly-cost-rhino-horn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos CITES rhino horn rhino poaching Wildlife crime Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:06:41 +0000 svandereyd 98920 at http://www.ifaw.org