http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/17 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" width="350" height="262" title="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" alt="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/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 Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/contrary-popular-belief-no-ivory-needed-business <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/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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">Dec 8 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, 8 December 2017 the European Commission closes its online consultation to find out what EU citizens and other stakeholders think about the ivory trade. Currently, ivory is being sold online, in markets and in auction houses throughout the European Union. An opinion poll conducted across 16 countries by IFAW earlier this year indicates that 90% of people are not interested in buying ivory products, and close to 65% said they would support a full ban on the trade of all ivory in the EU.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/contrary-popular-belief-no-ivory-needed-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban consultation elephants European Commission IFAW illegal wildlife Ivory petition trade Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:38:52 +0000 Eleonora Panella 113004 at http://www.ifaw.org Rachael Hewish http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/110290 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IFAW Campaigns Manager </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rachael joined IFAW in 2016 and works on a variety of campaigns and projects, including issues affecting British wildlife such as the badger cull and seeking an end to the UK ivory trade. As campaigns manager she takes a leading role in the development of policy, campaigns and the political lobbying work of the IFAW UK team.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" width="220" height="285" title="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" alt="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rachael-Hewish-Blog-photo.jpg?1485348991" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Dec 1 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/110290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Staff Elephants Foxes Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:30:08 +0000 aclark 110290 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan whaling – CITES fails to act on imports http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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 27 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="233" title="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" alt="Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Japan%20whaling%20CITES_0.jpg?1511858651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="margin: 0px;">The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</span></span></span></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales action ban CITES commercial Geneva IFAW Japan sale sei trade whales Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:44:22 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 112957 at http://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver a big win for lions, leopards, whale and blue sharks http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2604">Matt Collis</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">Oct 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/cms_migratory_species_blue_shark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 349px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats Whales blue shark CMS convention on the conservation of migratory species IFAW leopard lion whale Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:39:39 +0000 Matt Collis 112820 at http://www.ifaw.org Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/112803 <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 26 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="300" height="225" title="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" alt="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_Shark_300%20px.jpg?1509020639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world&rsquo;s largest fish, the whale shark.</p> <p>By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/112803" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy CMS Convention on Migratory Species sharks Whale Shark Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:25:16 +0000 adintino 112803 at http://www.ifaw.org