Anders dan wordt gedacht, kunnen veilinghuizen prima zonder ivoor

Dec 8 2017
Anders dan wordt gedacht, kunnen veilinghuizen prima zonder ivoor
Anders dan wordt gedacht, kunnen veilinghuizen prima zonder ivoor

Vandaag, op 8 december 2017, sluit de Europese Commissie haar online raadpleging waarmee Europese burgers en andere belanghebbenden werd gevraagd naar hun mening over de ivoorhandel. In de Europese Unie wordt ivoor online, via markten en via veilinghuizen verkocht. Uit een peiling die het IFAW eerder dit jaar hield in 16 landen, blijkt dat 90 procent van de mensen geen interesse heeft in het kopen van ivoorproducten; bijna 65 procent gaf aan een volledig verbod op de handel in alle ivoor binnen de EU te zullen steunen.

L'ivoire n'est pas indispensable aux affaires

Dec 8 2017
L'ivoire n'est pas indispensable aux affaires
L'ivoire n'est pas indispensable aux affaires

Le 8 décembre 2017, la Commission européenne a clôturé sa consultation en ligne visant à savoir ce que pensent les citoyens européens et les autres acteurs du commerce de l'ivoire. Actuellement, l'ivoire se vend sur Internet, dans des marchés et dans les salles des ventes de toute l'Union européenne.

Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business

Dec 8 2017
Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business
Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business

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.

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Australian auction house Leonard Joel has set a groundbreaking example by not trading any raw or worked ivory anymore. Contrary to popular belief, no downturn in sales has been observed in the past year, and no staff have lost their jobs. IFAW hopes other auction houses will follow this inspiring example and urges the EU to introduce stronger legislation to ban the trady in ivory and save elephants as they are worth more alive.

Japan whaling – CITES fails to act on imports

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Nov 27 2017
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Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
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Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules

The world’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.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Matt Collis, Director of International Policy (UK)
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SEA ACT of 2017 – Good for oil and gas companies, bad for marine mammals!

Oct 31 2017
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Well, Congress is back at it again with another attempt to put industry demands ahead of protecting wildlife. Unfortunately, this seems to be the prevailing theme these days with Congress, so at least they’re consistent… 

Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals

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Oct 25 2017
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Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday).

Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now claim to support minke whaling, compared to 50.8% last year. This is also the first time that such polling has found Icelandic support for whaling to have been less than 50%.

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London
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Clare Sterling
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IFAW Disaster Response team deploys to Dominica to help island ravaged by Hurricane Maria

Publication Date: 
Oct 20 2017
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The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their animals, and wildlife. 

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Washington D.C.
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Kerry Branon
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+1-508-744-2068
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Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference

Publication Date: 
Oct 26 2017
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Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference

IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),

 

However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.

 

Press Location: 
Manila, Philippines
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones, Oceania Office
Annelyn Close, IFAW EU
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+61 2 9288 4973
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Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation

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Oct 6 2017
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Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government

As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade.

 

Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.

 

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife

Publication Date: 
Aug 24 2017
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IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife

With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.

Press Location: 
Al Rabat, Morocco
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Press Contact: 
Dima Abo Kous, Campaigns Officer, IFAW-MENA
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+971 55 342 6996
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