http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/16 en Bidding against survival http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/bidding-against-survival <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, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market</strong></p> <p>African elephants are facing the biggest crisis in their five million year history, with tens of thousands killed each year to feed ravenous demand in Asia, the United States, and elsewhere. In this market, price tags are as deadly as bullets, and as the bidding for ivory tusks and carvings skyrockets, we must extend the fight to save these regal animals beyond Africa&rsquo;s savannahs and jungles &ndash; to our own shores, where the illegal ivory trade has established a firm outpost.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/bidding-against-survival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants auctions elephants Ivory poaching Other Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:03:10 +0000 jjones 101078 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/ifaw-case-stepping-cites-enforcement-eu <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, 04/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, how the enforcement of CITES regulations could be improved. To that end IFAW sat down with law enforcement officials from numerous EU member states and asked them, the experts, what needed to be done to better control the flow of illegal wildlife products like ivory in, out and through the EU.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES illegal wildlife trafficking law enforcement Other Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:48 +0000 rbartlett 99839 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Ivory Trade: Can a crackdown on trafficking save the last titan? http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/us-ivory-trade-can-crackdown-trafficking-save-last-titan <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, 03/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit in this crisis. Despite the best efforts of federal agencies, porous national borders, legal loopholes, and deep-seated difficulties in law enforcement make the U.S. a major market for illicit ivory. While the White House, the United Nations, and the European Union, along with other voices, are sounding alarms, bold and concrete actions have been slow in coming.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/us-ivory-trade-can-crackdown-trafficking-save-last-titan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Other Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:59:44 +0000 jjones 99658 at http://www.ifaw.org Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/impact-evaluation-ivory-trade-china <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, 07/24/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA &ldquo;Mom, I have teeth&rdquo;. The core message of the PSA is to make people aware that ivory (in Chinese &ldquo;elephant teeth&rdquo;) comes from dead elephants. The campaign has been running for three years in Tier 1 cities in China using outdoor, print, and social media channels. Rapid Asia carried out the evaluation of the PSA to determine its impact in terms of building awareness, influencing attitudes and potentially changing behavior.</p> </div> Elephants Elephants China elephants Other Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:07:03 +0000 rbartlett 95991 at http://www.ifaw.org Saving animals http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/saving-animals <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, 03/06/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It&rsquo;s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada&rsquo;s cruel commercial seal hunt. We&rsquo;ve since grown into the most effective international organization specializing in saving animals in crisis around the world. Today, IFAW works to protect animals in more than 40 countries, where we have identified both critical need and exemplary local partners.</p> </div> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Wolves The ban on hunting with dogs Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Dolphins Elephants Foxes Penguins Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Seals Tigers Turtles Whales Wolves bears cats dogs IFAW rhinos saving animals seals wolves Other Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:26:48 +0000 rbartlett 88666 at http://www.ifaw.org ELEPHANTS & IVORY http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/elephants-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">Thu, 02/28/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Modern elephants are the last surviving members<br /> of a once diverse and widely distributed group<br /> of mammals known as proboscideans. Only<br /> some three species remain, and they are either<br /> threatened or endangered.<br /> Our objectives, in preparing this booklet, were<br /> to sort through the copious and often conflicting<br /> and confusing information available on modern<br /> elephants, present the facts as they are currently<br /> known, and discuss some of the issues that<br /> continue to hinder elephant conservation today.</p> </div> Elephants Elephants David Lavinge elephant elephant conservation Ivory Other Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:36:23 +0000 adintino 88276 at http://www.ifaw.org