http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/16 en IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory markets http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iucn-motion-seeks-protect-elephants-poaching-closing-ivory-markets <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/736">Jeffrey Flocken</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 09/10/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_10_16_IUCN_ele.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="PHOTO:© IFAW/B. Hollweg" />Today at the <a href="/node/108736" target="_blank"><strong>IUCN World Conservation Congress</strong></a> in Honolulu, the world&rsquo;s largest scientific conservation body called for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.&nbsp; IFAW strongly supported this move, along with organizations such as Wildlife Conservation Society, Humane Society International and the Natural Resources Defense Council.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iucn-motion-seeks-protect-elephants-poaching-closing-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants conservation elephants IUCN Ivory tusks Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:48:51 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 108902 at http://www.ifaw.org Germany’s recent seizures of illegal ivory trade! http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/germanys-recent-seizures-illegal-ivory-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/13106">Robert Kless</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/08/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is great news on one hand, the reality that there is still such a magnitude of ivory in Germany is disconcerting." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_08_16_DE_ivory_siezed.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is great news on one hand, the reality that there is still such a magnitude of ivory in Germany is disconcerting." />Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/germanys-recent-seizures-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:05:10 +0000 Robert Kless 108890 at http://www.ifaw.org No on split-listing: Give elephants equal protections across Africa http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/no-split-listing-give-elephants-equal-protections-across-africa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/conservation/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/07/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level elsewhere, has inherent problems. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_07_16_split_decision.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level elsewhere, has inherent problems. " />If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! </em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/no-split-listing-give-elephants-equal-protections-across-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants CITES consumer illegal Ivory johannesburg legal South Africa trade trinket tusk Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:35:59 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 108860 at http://www.ifaw.org Why IUCN’s World Congress in Hawaii matters http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/why-iucn%E2%80%99s-world-congress-hawaii-matters <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/31/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to close their domestic ivory markets. PHOTO: © IFAW/B. Hollweg" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_31_16_IUCNintro.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="We are following a resolution that encourages governments globally to close their domestic ivory markets. PHOTO: © IFAW/B.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/why-iucn%E2%80%99s-world-congress-hawaii-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Political advocacy Elephants advise conservation elephant Hawaii pangolin protect the International Union for Conservation of Nature Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:34:14 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108736 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephants in crisis – it looks much worse than we thought http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephants-crisis-it-looks-much-worse-we-thought <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/31/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_03_16_iucn_ivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical." /><a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/31/africa/great-elephant-census/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">The recent update from the Great Elephant Census</a> (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past two years paints a doom and gloom picture for the future of Africa&amp;r</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/elephants-crisis-it-looks-much-worse-we-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants criminal elephants endangered extinct illegal Ivory poaching tenBoma tusk Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:06:58 +0000 Jason Bell 108783 at http://www.ifaw.org A near total ivory ban finalized in France! http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/French_ivory_crush_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Momentum in France to ban ivory had been gaining since the ivory crush in Paris." />In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, <a href="/node/107451">the French environment minister, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, announced</a><a href="/node/107451"> that to protect the last elephants on Earth France would prohibit all ivory trading on its soil!</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/near-total-ivory-ban-finalized-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ivory ban ivory trade Kenya Ségolène Royal Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:53:44 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108618 at http://www.ifaw.org