http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/publications/rss.xml/4/21 en China closes ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/china-closes-ivory-trade <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/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Jan 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain&mdash;from poaching to trafficking to demand. At the close of the year on 31 December 2017, China&rsquo;s legal domestic ivory trade officially and historically came to a close. 100 percent of the country&rsquo;s licensed ivory carving factories and retailers have been shut &nbsp;down in accordance with a&nbsp;<a href="/node/105353" target="_blank">landmark 2015 announcement</a>&nbsp;from Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US President Barack Obama.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/china-closes-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Asia ban China elephant Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers poaching Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:58:57 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 113089 at http://www.ifaw.org Rachael Hewish http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/110290 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IFAW Campaigns Manager </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rachael joined IFAW in 2016 and works on a variety of campaigns and projects, including issues affecting British wildlife such as the badger cull and seeking an end to the UK ivory trade. As campaigns manager she takes a leading role in the development of policy, campaigns and the political lobbying work of the IFAW UK team.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" title="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" alt="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Rachael-Hewish-Blog-photo.jpg?1485348991" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Dec 1 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/110290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Staff Elephants Foxes Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:30:08 +0000 aclark 110290 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt <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">Dec 1 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" title="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand" alt="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/pangolin1_300px_1.jpg?1512136487" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Endangered Species Act illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:59:57 +0000 adintino 112976 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-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">Nov 27 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" title="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;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.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at http://www.ifaw.org 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="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/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