https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4 en IFAW Accepted Into the IUCN https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/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/united-kingdom/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 Ideas on how to tackle corruption in the international conservation community https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ideas-how-tackle-corruption-international-conservation-community <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/dogs-cats/philip-mansbridge">Philip Mansbridge</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">Apr 10 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>This is a guest post from Shannon Noelle Rivera, who won this year&rsquo;s IFAW/Winchester essay competition with her essay, </em><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/Shannon%20Noelle%20Rivera_0.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Playing Politics with Animals: Corruption in CITES and the International Wildlife Trade</em></a><em>. -- PM</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/ideas-how-tackle-corruption-international-conservation-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:30:12 +0000 Philip Mansbridge 113423 at https://www.ifaw.org Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/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/united-kingdom/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 Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk-ivory-trade-ban-confirmed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Apr 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IvoryBan_UK_April_2018.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Progress for saving elephants! Photo: © V. Fishlock" /></p> <p>Today is a great day for elephants, as the UK Government has <strong><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-43620012" target="_blank">announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead</a></strong>, with a pledge that the ban will be <strong>the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world!</strong></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk-ivory-trade-ban-confirmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:35:44 +0000 David Cowdrey 113381 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/united-kingdom/node/113373 <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/united-kingdom/node/113373" 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 13:08:05 +0000 adintino 113373 at https://www.ifaw.org Hundreds take a stand against cruel hunts in Edinburgh this weekend https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/march-against-foxhunting-edinburgh-scotland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/node/110290">Rachael Hewish</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">Mar 26 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="March against fox hunting in Edinburgh, March 2018" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Scotland-Hunting-Rally-March-2018.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p>The sun was shining in Edinburgh for what seems like the first time in weeks. It felt like a good omen as we gathered on Saturday with 750 members of the public to march along the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. The aim of our &lsquo;For the Foxes&rsquo; protest was to tell politicians it&rsquo;s time to give the Scottish hunting ban some teeth.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/march-against-foxhunting-edinburgh-scotland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The ban on hunting with dogs Foxes ban fox hunting edinburgh for the foxes fox hunting protest Scotland scotland fox hunting Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:56:19 +0000 Rachael Hewish 113364 at https://www.ifaw.org