Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en World Pangolin Day: Reminding the world of a disappearing species https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-pangolin-day-reminding-world-disappearing-species <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">Feb 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="239" title="World Pangolin Day: Reminding the world of a disappearing species" alt="World Pangolin Day: Reminding the world of a disappearing species" src="/sites/default/files/World%20Pangolin%20Day%20-%20web_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>February 17 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world&rsquo;s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. According to media reports, in 2017 nearly 50 metric tons of pangolin scales were seized worldwide, representing an estimated equivalent of more than 42.000 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/world-pangolin-day-reminding-world-disappearing-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Africa Asia CITES IFAW Illegal trade pangolin scales seizure species trafficking Wildlife crime world pangolin day Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:23:04 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113240 at https://www.ifaw.org Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113180 <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">Feb 2 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="1152" height="768" title="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " alt="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " src="/sites/default/files/PR_DSC0343_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) invited people to surrender their own ivory to be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK&rsquo;s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/113180" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants illegal ivory trade ivory ban Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:17:03 +0000 svandereyd 113180 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 Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation <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">Oct 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="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation" alt="Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/E1500-S-T_1.jpg?1507292523" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/public-urged-show-support-uk-ivory-ban-protect-elephants-government-launches-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants elephants Illegal killing ivory trade ban Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:26:49 +0000 svandereyd 112701 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife <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">Aug 24 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="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife" alt="IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/BarbaryMacaque_0.jpg?1503582111" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government&rsquo;s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaw-unveils-key-partnership-morocco-tackle-illegal-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Primates Barbary macaque illegal wildlife trade Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:45:51 +0000 svandereyd 112363 at https://www.ifaw.org Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos <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">Jun 21 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="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos" alt="Ifaw&#039;s investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Elephants2017_0.png?1498053629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/ifaws-investment-years-kenya-finally-paying-elephant-populations-increase-tsavos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:03:17 +0000 svandereyd 111740 at https://www.ifaw.org