https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/21 en Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the scale of online wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/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">May 24 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia, but the reality is that it is a global problem. The internet provides customers and wildlife traffickers access to a vast marketplace, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Thu, 24 May 2018 08:41:47 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 113523 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113494 <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">May 23 2018</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’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries" alt="IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o" src="/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><em>Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products </em></em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113494" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 22 May 2018 21:04:31 +0000 adintino 113494 at https://www.ifaw.org Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/humane-handling-and-care-confiscated-live-animals <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">Apr 17 2018</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="263" title="Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals" alt="Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals" src="/sites/default/files/DSC02633%20%28Custom%29_0.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and <a href="https://www.aap.nl/en">AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP)</a>, organizes a training on the humane handling and care of confiscated live animals for the benefit of wildlife monitoring and control units, Customs officials and the National Office for Sanitary Safety of Food Products, in Rabat from 17 to 19 April 2018.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/humane-handling-and-care-confiscated-live-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Animal rescue Primates aap animals barbary macaques Born to be Wild care CITES confiscated diseases handling HCEFLCD housing humane IFAW illegal wildlife trade legislation Morocco primates protection Rabat singe magot training transport Wildlife wildlife trafficking Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:08:27 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113443 at https://www.ifaw.org Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113385 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Apr 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A victory for elephants! The UK Government has <strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-uk-ban-on-ivory-sales" target="_blank">announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead</a></strong>, with a pledge that the ban will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world. The UK&#39;s Environment Secretary Michael Gove shared the news, saying that &quot;Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain or a status symbol.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113385" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban China elephants EU exemptions. France Hong Kong Ivory poaching pre-convention raw sales trade trafficking UK US Wildlife worked Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:56:05 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113385 at https://www.ifaw.org Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants <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">Apr 3 2018</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="225" title="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" alt="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" src="/sites/default/files/UK_Ivory_Surrender_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.</p> <p>Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory sales Ivory ivory ban ivory trade uk ivory ban Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:37:42 +0000 adintino 113384 at https://www.ifaw.org Over 1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close the ivory trade across the EU https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/over <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">Mar 28 2018</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="219" title="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" alt="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" src="/sites/default/files/hugely%20pregnant%20Eclipse%20%28Custom%29.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a>&nbsp;and the global campaigning movement&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.avaaz.org/page/en/">Avaaz</a>&nbsp;hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling on the European Commission to impose a trade ban of elephant ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants America Avaaz biodiversity call for action China citizens criminal networks EC elephants EU European Commission European Union extinction France Hong Kong IFAW Ivory Karmenu Vella million organized crime people poaching supporters UK United Kingdom US USA Vella wild Wed, 28 Mar 2018 06:41:20 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113367 at https://www.ifaw.org