Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/17 en Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/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="300" height="200" 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/African-Elephant0024_310px.jpg?1474890854" /> </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/united-kingdom/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger bones Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:56:56 +0000 adintino 109098 at http://www.ifaw.org Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/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="300" height="198" 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/ivory1-300px_4.jpg?1474913458" /> </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/united-kingdom/news/jubilation-cites-votes-stop-discussions-aimed-promoting-framework-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Decision Making Mechanisim DMM elephants Ivory ivory trade Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:41:10 +0000 adintino 109124 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites <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">Fri, 09/23/2016</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="310" height="207" title="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" alt="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Elephant_310px.jpg?1474635181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Monday (26 September).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos birds elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching reptiles rhinoceros wildlife cybercrime Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:53:24 +0000 adintino 109063 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-africa <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="310" height="217" title="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" alt="Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-CITES-rhino-pic_310px.jpg?1474475635" /> </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/united-kingdom/news/wildlife-species-stake-cites-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers African Grey Parrot barbary macaques CITES elephants illegal wildlife trades Ivory ivory trade lions pangolins poaching rhinos wildlife trade Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:27 +0000 adintino 109010 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/108809 <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">Tue, 09/06/2016</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="300" height="200" title="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" alt="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/asian_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1473167624" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants &amp; Whales Conference to take place September 2017</em></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners to the Asian Giants Conference that is set to take place September 2017 in Sri Lanka. The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, currently taking place in Hawaii, during a meeting of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/108809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Elephants Political advocacy Elephants Whales Asian Giants Conference elephants whales WTI Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:17:57 +0000 adintino 108809 at http://www.ifaw.org 100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland <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, 08/31/2016</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="165" height="172" title="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland" alt="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/logo-mudeu_0.png?1472654250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country&rsquo;s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was started by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> which works to end commercial whaling in Iceland, Japan and Norway and provide lasting protection for whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales end commercial whaling Meet us don't eat us whale whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 adintino 108745 at http://www.ifaw.org