Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/17 en Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <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, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement on the Conservative Party achieving a majority in the 2015 UK General Election http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-conservative-party-achieving-majority <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, 05/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW will continue to work with those Ministers we have built a positive relationship with on whaling and international wildlife trade, including the radical commitment to end the ivory trade in its entirety; we also look forward to establishing equally strong relationships with any new appointees. However, we will continue our campaign to stop a roll-out of the badger cull which has proved ineffective, inhumane and unscientific. We also maintain our opposition to any attempts to repeal or water down the Hunting Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-statement-conservative-party-achieving-majority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Fri, 08 May 2015 13:44:01 +0000 adintino 103964 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW calls for amendments to Hunting Act in light of another hunting prosecution being dropped and trail hunting repeatedly being used by hunts as a false alibi http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-calls-amendments-hunting-act-light-another-hunting-prosecution-being-dropped-and-trail-hun <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, 03/18/2015</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="197" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fox_Hunt_300_4.jpg?1426710557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped.</p> <p>IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaigning for the Hunting Act to be introduced a decade ago, has continued to work to protect this vital piece of wildlife legislation. However, it believes the Act now needs amending so it can be used more effectively.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-calls-amendments-hunting-act-light-another-hunting-prosecution-being-dropped-and-trail-hun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes foxes hunting act hunting fox illegal hunting Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:29:34 +0000 adintino 103317 at http://www.ifaw.org Canned! No more lion trophy imports http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-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">Fri, 03/13/2015</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="205" title="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" alt="Canned! No more lion trophy imports" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_4.jpg?1426265201" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt&rsquo;s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of &lsquo;canned&rsquo;hunting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/canned-no-more-lion-trophy-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions canned hunting lion trophies lions trophy hunting Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:48:46 +0000 adintino 103253 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day <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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org