Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/17 en INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event <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, 09/28/2016</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="158" title="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking. “INTERPOL applauds IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service for piloting the tenBoma counter-poaching initiative in Kenya. They have shown unprecedented willingness to s" alt="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tenBoma_ScreenShot_300px.jpg?1475063950" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tenboma-field-report-poachers-stopped-tsavo-east-program-expands-west">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initiative</a> in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES counter-poaching elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Interpol Ivory poaching tenBoma wildlife trafficking Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:24 +0000 adintino 109157 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolins win at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/pangolins-win-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">Wed, 09/28/2016</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="Pangolins win at CITES" alt="Pangolins win at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin1_300px.jpg?1475071297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Parties today at the 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I &ndash; thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/pangolins-win-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CITES CITES CoP17 commercial trade illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolin scales wildlife trade Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:00 +0000 adintino 109169 at http://www.ifaw.org No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/no-monkeying-around-cites-parties-vote-full-protection-barbary-macaques <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, 09/28/2016</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="No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques" alt="No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby_300px_0.jpg?1475071823" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I &ndash; thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,&rdquo; says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/no-monkeying-around-cites-parties-vote-full-protection-barbary-macaques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques CITES CITES CoP17 illegal wildlife trade monkeys poaching primates wildlife trade Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:15:11 +0000 adintino 109171 at http://www.ifaw.org International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time In 30 Years http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/international-community-rallies-protect-monkey-species-first-time <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, 09/27/2016</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="International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time In 30 Years" alt="International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby_300px.jpg?1474977728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>&ldquo;The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species. Barbary macaques will take center stage in Johannesburg, alongside emblematic fauna such as elephants, lions, rhinos and sharks.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/international-community-rallies-protect-monkey-species-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques CITES elephants illegal wildlife trade lions monkey primates rhinos sharks wildlife trade Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:11:08 +0000 adintino 109137 at http://www.ifaw.org 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