http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/21 en Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal <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, 09/26/2016</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="105" title="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal" alt="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/22Feb16_0.jpg?1474897810" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention.</p> <p>The United States stated that &ldquo;Parties have addressed domestic markets where there is a clear nexus between domestic and international trade. There is no better example of this clear nexus than elephants. We reject that we&rsquo;re acting beyond the scope of the Convention.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES domestic ivory markets ivory sales Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:57:44 +0000 svandereyd 109112 at http://www.ifaw.org Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/jubilation-cites-votes-stop-discussions-aimed-promoting-framework-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">Mon, 09/26/2016</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="200" height="160" title="Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for Ivory Trade " alt="Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/1280x1024%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1474965943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory.</p> <p>While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to end any continued consideration for ongoing debate about possible future ivory trade were rewarded with a satisfying finish.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/jubilation-cites-votes-stop-discussions-aimed-promoting-framework-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants CITES Trade in ivory Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:49:41 +0000 svandereyd 109134 at http://www.ifaw.org High expectations from CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/high-expectations-cites-conference-south-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/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">Sat, 09/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ab3xSPW875I" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ab3xSPW875I?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/high-expectations-cites-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES convention cop17 elephants johannesburg lion list pangolin rhino South Africa vote Video Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:49 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109107 at http://www.ifaw.org A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/lot-stake-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">Wed, 09/21/2016</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="200" height="122" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES%20CoP17_0.JPG?1474462314" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora <a href="https://cites.org/cop17">(CITES)</a> will hold its 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be affected by decisions taken by the delegates including rhinos, lions, elephants, pangolins, Barbary macaques and African Grey parrots.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/lot-stake-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES CoP17 illegal wildlife Wildlife Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:24:23 +0000 svandereyd 109011 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES proposal preview: Easing the suffering of captured live elephants in trade http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-proposal-preview-easing-suffering-captured-live-elephants-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/2739">James Kinney</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, 09/21/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="An elephant is made to perform in another zoo." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/zim_ele_china_zoo_2_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 403px;" title="An elephant is made to perform in another zoo." />You already know that elephants across Africa are being slaughtered for their ivory tusks at the rate of about one every 15 minutes.</p> <p>The Great Elephant Census -- the first-ever continental-scale scientific survey of African savannah elephants -- confirmed that the status of African elephants is even more precarious than previously thought.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/cites-proposal-preview-easing-suffering-captured-live-elephants-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants captive circus CITES confined elephants training zoo Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:44 +0000 James Kinney 109101 at http://www.ifaw.org Eleonora Panella http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/eleonora-panella <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"> Wildlife Campaigns Officer, European Union </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Eleanora joined IFAW in July 2016 and works from the Brussels office. She spent the previous eight years working on marine, fisheries and environmental issues related with the EU. With a background in biology, a master in biodiversity and European studies, she has worked for World Wildlife Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, the European Parliament and the European Maritime Safety Agency.</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="Eleonora Panella" alt="Eleonora Panella" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Headshot_27.jpg?1473952486" /> </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">Thu, 09/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> Wildlife trade Staff Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:15:32 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 108933 at http://www.ifaw.org