Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 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 Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation <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 6 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="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation" alt="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/E1500-S-T_1.jpg?1507292523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants elephants Illegal killing ivory trade ban Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:26:49 +0000 svandereyd 112701 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife <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 24 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="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/BarbaryMacaque_0.jpg?1503582111" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:45:51 +0000 svandereyd 112363 at http://www.ifaw.org Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos <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">Jun 21 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="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos" alt="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Elephants2017_0.png?1498053629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:03:17 +0000 svandereyd 111740 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 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="Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet" alt="Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/06_14_2017_darknet%20_0.jpg?1497448606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:02:11 +0000 svandereyd 111678 at http://www.ifaw.org First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-time-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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 25 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="First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/BarbaryMacaques250417_0.jpg?1493194273" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/first-time-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates barbary macaques CITES Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:19:59 +0000 svandereyd 111176 at http://www.ifaw.org