http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/21 en Cambridge charity shop takes powerful stand against ivory! http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/cambridge-charity-shop-takes-powerful-stand-against-ivory <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/cats-and-dogs/clare-sterling">Clare Sterling</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">Nov 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory_surrender_charity_shop.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Ivory items donated to IFAW as part of the Big Ivory Surrender" /></p> <p>Homelessness charity <a href="https://www.emmaus.org.uk/cambridge" target="_blank"><strong>Emmaus Cambridge</strong></a>&rsquo;s warehouse regularly receives donations from local residents in Cambridgeshire. However, last month they received some items that gave them pause for thought - two parasols and a bottle-stop made of authentic, rare elephant ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/cambridge-charity-shop-takes-powerful-stand-against-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants big ivory surrender emmaus cambridge Ivory ivory ban ivory trade Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:44:52 +0000 Clare Sterling 112895 at http://www.ifaw.org Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/why-trade-rhino-horn-or-elephant-ivory-will-never-help-save-these-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Nov 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday I was asked to take part in <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09g3s2q" target="_blank"><strong>a BBC Newsnight debate</strong></a> on the issue of rhino horn trade, in light of a South African businessman&rsquo;s claims that his efforts to &lsquo;farm&rsquo; rhinos for their horns is helping to save this endangered species from extinction.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oPSwyxVQSSA?rel=0" width="610"></iframe></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/why-trade-rhino-horn-or-elephant-ivory-will-never-help-save-these-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Rhinos african rhino bbc newsnight rhino horn rhino horn trade South Africa Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:12:35 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 112886 at http://www.ifaw.org Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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="201" title="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;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),</p> <p>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.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at http://www.ifaw.org Silent vigil for elephants and rhinos in London as people speak out against extinction all over the world http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/vigil-elephants-london-2017 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/node/110290">Rachael Hewish</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 7 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Protest against the ivory and rhino horn trade in London 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Elephant-vigil-PA.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p>Today, I was proud to be a part of the fourth annual march for elephants and rhinos in London. It was a powerful occasion that saw hundreds of people who care about animals come together and observe 30 minutes silence for all those who have been killed for their tusks or horns.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/vigil-elephants-london-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants action for elephants elephants global march for elephants and rhinos ivory trade london elephant protest rhino horn silent vigil Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:09:14 +0000 Rachael Hewish 112708 at http://www.ifaw.org Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation <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 6 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="199" title="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation" alt="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW%20elephant%20portrait_300px_0.jpg?1507293412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephant Elephant poaching illegal ivory Ivory ivory ban ivory trade uk ivory ban Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:44:01 +0000 adintino 112702 at http://www.ifaw.org Great news as the UK finally moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk-total-ivory-ban-consultation-progress <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the Government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory </strong></a>was just brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk-total-ivory-ban-consultation-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:03 +0000 David Cowdrey 112699 at http://www.ifaw.org