Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/17 en Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/sri-lanka-destroys <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, 01/25/2016</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="199" title="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" alt="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_2629_300px.jpg?1453818174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Corrected 26 January 2016: Number&nbsp; of tusks destroyed was 359.</p> <p>Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.</p> <p>Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/sri-lanka-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES destroy confiscated ivory elephants elephants tusks illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:47:15 +0000 adintino 106532 at http://www.ifaw.org As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/10th-anniversary-thames-whale-approaches-threats-whales-remain <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, 01/19/2016</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="211" title="©J.Durkin" alt="©J.Durkin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/4-Sunday-Mirro_300px_w_cr.jpg?1453216421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This week will mark the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history.</p> <p>On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attempted to rescue a young female northern bottlenose whale which was struggling in the murky waters of the Thames in central London after swimming seriously off course.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/10th-anniversary-thames-whale-approaches-threats-whales-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales entanglements scientific whaling threats to whales whale stranding whales Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:18:24 +0000 adintino 106503 at http://www.ifaw.org Government criticised over pointless deaths of hundreds more badgers as it claims cull is a success and extends roll out http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/government-criticised-over-pointless-deaths-hundreds-more-badgers-it-claims-cull-success-and-ex <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">Thu, 12/17/2015</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="350" height="260" title="©shutterstock" alt="©shutterstock" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/badger_image_copyright_shutterstock_web_13.jpg?1450357863" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three areas of the country and the Government&rsquo;s decision to further roll out the badger cull.</p> <p>Despite failing to meet minimum targets in the first two years of culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire, this year the Government also rolled out the controversial cull to Dorset.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/government-criticised-over-pointless-deaths-hundreds-more-badgers-it-claims-cull-success-and-ex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy badger badger cull UK Badger cull Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:12:34 +0000 adintino 106261 at http://www.ifaw.org Trail hunting exposed as false alibi widely used for illegal hunting with hounds http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/trail-hunting-exposed-false-alibi-widely-used-illegal-hunting-hounds <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, 12/14/2015</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="169" title="©IFAW" alt="©IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/00005.MTS_.Still114300PX.jpg?1450110069" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A decade after the ban on hunting with hounds, 99% of monitoring operations for legal trail hunting have found no evidence of anyone laying a potentially genuine trail, a major study has revealed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/trail-hunting-exposed-false-alibi-widely-used-illegal-hunting-hounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting fox hunting foxes hunting act illegal hunting Trail Hunting Trails of Lies Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:35:32 +0000 adintino 106215 at http://www.ifaw.org France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/france-becomes <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, 11/23/2015</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="462" height="300" title="France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies" alt="France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Lion_300px_1.jpg?1448290978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits authorizing hunters to bring lion trophies into the country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/france-becomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats African lions hunting trophies lion trophies lions Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:17:21 +0000 adintino 105955 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-INTERPOL Agree Cooperation to Fight Global Wildlife Crime http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-interpol-agree-cooperation-fight-global-wildlife-crime <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, 11/17/2015</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="340" height="243" title="©IISD" alt="©IISD" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ECEC-6---INTERPOL-IFAW_300px.jpg?1447770034" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> and <a href="http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-192">INTERPOL</a> yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime.</p> <p>The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference being held in Singapore this week.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ifaw-interpol-agree-cooperation-fight-global-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants IGCI illegal hunting illegal ivory Interpol rhinos tigers Wildlife crime Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:20:53 +0000 adintino 105885 at http://www.ifaw.org