https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/28 en 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 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 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 Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National Park for Rehabilitation https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/six-orphaned-asian-elephant-calves-hand-raised-cwrc-moved-manas-national-park-rehabilitation <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="300" height="181" title="Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National Park for Rehabilitation " alt="Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National" src="/sites/default/files/CWRC-Elephant%2BFeeding_300px_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation &ndash; CWRC; the wildlife rescue, treatment and rehabilitation facility jointly run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Assam Forest Department &ndash; were translocated this morning to Manas National Park, where they will be acclimatised and eventually rehabilitated back to the wild. .</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/six-orphaned-asian-elephant-calves-hand-raised-cwrc-moved-manas-national-park-rehabilitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Elephants CWRC elepahnts Kaziranga National Park Manas National Park translocation Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:29:20 +0000 adintino 113359 at https://www.ifaw.org The Elephant in the Room https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/elephant-room <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 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="310" height="207" title="William George &amp; Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Nowhere in that future do they see the continuation of practices that harm endangered wildlife. Today, William George &amp; Co announced they have taken the impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife and their products from sale online. They have adopted the standardised, policy framework on online wildlife trade. This framework is supported by a comprehensive policy develo" alt="William George &amp; Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a stron" src="/sites/default/files/Elephant_310px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>William George &amp; Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Nowhere in that future do they see the continuation of practices that harm endangered wildlife.</p> <p>Today, William George &amp; Co announced they have taken the impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife and their products from sale online. They have adopted the standardised,&nbsp;policy framework on online wildlife trade.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/elephant-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Rhinos elephant Endangered Species illegal wildlife trade rhino Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:39:19 +0000 adintino 113279 at https://www.ifaw.org Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-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">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="300" height="225" title="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " alt="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " src="/sites/default/files/IMG_8100_300%20px.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 (<a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) 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/united-kingdom/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory ban ivory surrender uk ivory ban UK trade ban Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +0000 adintino 113182 at https://www.ifaw.org