Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/16 en 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 IFAW Accepted Into the IUCN https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn <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 9 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="ifaw accepted into iucn International Union for Conservation of Nature" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IUCN-announcement-press-release_2.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 253px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-accepted-iucn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Elephants Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Whales Wed, 09 May 2018 17:16:10 +0000 shedman 113460 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 NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-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">Dec 13 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="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" alt="NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/IFAW%20joint%20NGO%20ivory%20ban%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1513161646" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Friday 8&nbsp;December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephants are facing their worst crisis in decades due to poaching for their ivory. Populations are thought to be falling by about 8 percent annually and at least 20,000 African elephants continue to be killed each year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ngos-demand-ban-eu-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants ban consumer market EC elephants EU European Commission export IFAW ivory ban ivory trade ivory trafficking transit Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:48 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113021 at https://www.ifaw.org Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-seizes <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">Jul 6 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="Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory" alt="Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Illegal%20Ivory_2.jpg?1499354772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4<sup>th</sup> July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three people have been arrested. The ivory tusks were found hidden beneath boxes of frozen fish in a shipping container from Malaysia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/hong-kong-seizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants China Ivory Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:28:20 +0000 svandereyd 111879 at https://www.ifaw.org