Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino <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 15 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="400" height="265" title="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino" alt="Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhino2.jpg?1489589448" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world&rsquo;s leading rhino conservationists.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/better-security-not-dehorning-answer-protecting-rhino" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos rhino zoos Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:55:15 +0000 svandereyd 110757 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-welcomes-launch-new-network-youth-wildlife-conservation-world-wildlife-day <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 3 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="350" height="260" title="IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day " alt="IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WorldWildlifeDay_0.jpg?1488531035" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Support early-career wildlife conservationists with innovative ideas, empowering them to become catalysts for change in their local communities&rdquo;</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-welcomes-launch-new-network-youth-wildlife-conservation-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats wildlife protection world wildlife day Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:58:38 +0000 svandereyd 110632 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-welcomes-european-parliament-call-stronger-action-combat-illegal-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">Nov 24 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="284" height="350" title="IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking" alt="IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Pressrelease24thNovember2016_0.jpg?1479987342" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&amp;mode=XML&amp;reference=A8-2016-0303&amp;language=EN" target="_blank">own-initiative report</a> by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the&nbsp; EU action plan against wildlife trafficking last 26<sup>th</sup> of February (see note to the editors below).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-welcomes-european-parliament-call-stronger-action-combat-illegal-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Action Plan on Wildlife Trafficking cybercrime European Parliament Ivory Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:46:11 +0000 svandereyd 109835 at http://www.ifaw.org A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife Trump Trade at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trump-trade-cites <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 5 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="446" height="272" title="A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife Trump Trade at CITES" alt="A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife Trump Trade at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITESPR_0.JPG?1475653514" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the world&rsquo;s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.</p> <p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place once every three years, and this year brought together over 4,000 representatives from governments and the conservation community to debate issues with regards to the trade in endangered wild animals and plants..</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trump-trade-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:49:17 +0000 svandereyd 109307 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-hits-control-alt-delete-cybercrime <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 4 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="228" title="CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime" alt="CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CYBERCRIMEPR_0.jpg?1475585564" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of <a href="http://www.cites.org/">CITES</a> following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.</p> <p>The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cybercrime is stopped, bring together governments, enforcers and online tech companies, in a common mission to save wildlife.</p> <p align="right">&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-hits-control-alt-delete-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES Cybercriminals Endangered Species Illegal online wildlife trade Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:55:25 +0000 svandereyd 109292 at http://www.ifaw.org Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/botswana-throws-down-gauntlet-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">Oct 3 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="160" height="120" title="Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants" alt="Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20Mom%20and%20Baby%20_1-S-T_1.jpg?1475509791" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of ivory.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/botswana-throws-down-gauntlet-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:51:18 +0000 svandereyd 109262 at http://www.ifaw.org