Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/21 en 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 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 Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of Barbary macaques in Ifrane National Park https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/moroccan-government-ifaw-and-aap-launch-local-scouts-unit-combat-poaching-barbary-macaques-ifra <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 21 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="272" title="Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of Barbary macaques in Ifrane National Park" alt="Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of" src="/sites/default/files/Launch%20event%20Ifrane%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and <a href="https://www.aap.nl/en">AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP)</a>, in close cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) officially launch a new unit of local scouts to combat the poaching of Barbary macaques and protect their natural habitat in Ifrane National Park in Morocco.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/moroccan-government-ifaw-and-aap-launch-local-scouts-unit-combat-poaching-barbary-macaques-ifra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Animal rescue Primates aap animal atlas barbary confiscation DISRUPT handling IFAW ifrane local Macaque monkey Morocco patrol rehabilitation release rescue scouts surveillance tourism tourist trade trafficking training unit Wildlife Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:15:45 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113356 at https://www.ifaw.org Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/leading-tech-companies-unite-stop-online-wildlife-traffickers <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 7 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="Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers" alt="Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers" src="/sites/default/files/109554%20socmed_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/leading-tech-companies-unite-stop-online-wildlife-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats cyber crime Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime wildlife traffickers Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:15:04 +0000 adintino 113323 at https://www.ifaw.org Big cats – Predators under threat https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/big-cats-%E2%80%93-predators-under-thre-0 <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 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="350" height="175" title="Big cats – Predators under threat" alt="Big cats – Predators under threat" src="/sites/default/files/Leopard%201%20web_2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a>&nbsp;on 3 March sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in helping ensure they survive and thrive for the generations to come.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/big-cats-%E2%80%93-predators-under-thre-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Tigers Big Cats Africa America animals big cats captivity cheetahs CITES CMS human jaguars leopards lions predators sanctuary species threat tigers tipping point US welfare wild world wildlife day zoo Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:33:33 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113288 at https://www.ifaw.org