https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/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 Carmen Naves Munoz https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/carmen-naves-munoz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Campaigns Officer for Wildlife Programmes </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> </div></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" width="220" height="285" title="Carmen Naves Munoz, Campaigns Officer for Wildlife Programmes" alt="Carmen Naves Munoz, Campaigns Officer for Wildlife Programmes" src="/sites/default/files/Carmen-headshot.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Feb 15 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/carmen-naves-munoz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Staff Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:38:47 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113226 at https://www.ifaw.org Promising international steps on banning ivory trade - will the EU follow suit? https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/promising-international-steps-banning-ivory-trade-will-eu-follow-suit <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/carmen-naves-munoz">Carmen Naves Munoz</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">Feb 8 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Blog-imageOK.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 350px;" />As global leaders move to shut down ivory markets, will the EU follow suit and listen to pleas from African nations for help in closing ivory trade?&nbsp; The decision from the Government of China outlawing sales at the start of 2018, already shed light to the dark road to save elephants. &ldquo;In the past year since the announcement of China&rsquo;s ban, the ivory price has dropped across Asia&rdquo;, says Grace Gabriel &ndash; Regional Director Asia at IFAW.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/promising-international-steps-banning-ivory-trade-will-eu-follow-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Banning ivory trade Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:21:57 +0000 Carmen Naves Munoz 113196 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 China closes ivory trade https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/china-closes-ivory-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/conservation/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Jan 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain&mdash;from poaching to trafficking to demand. At the close of the year on 31 December 2017, China&rsquo;s legal domestic ivory trade officially and historically came to a close. 100 percent of the country&rsquo;s licensed ivory carving factories and retailers have been shut &nbsp;down in accordance with a&nbsp;<a href="/node/105353" target="_blank">landmark 2015 announcement</a>&nbsp;from Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US President Barack Obama.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/china-closes-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Asia ban China elephant Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers poaching Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:58:57 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 113089 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