https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/publications/rss.xml/4/16 en New regulations from Defra will make it easier to tackle wildlife cybercrime https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/new-regulations-defra-will-make-it-easier-tackle-wildlife-cybercrime <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">Jun 12 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/COTES-blog-June-2018.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 459px;" /></p> <p>We&rsquo;re delighted with the news today that the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has just published a new addition to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations (COTES), making it an offence to sell certain wildlife specimens online without valid certification.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/new-regulations-defra-will-make-it-easier-tackle-wildlife-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Elephants COTES DEFRA Endangered Species onilne wildlife trade wildlife cybercrime Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:44:22 +0000 David Cowdrey 113626 at https://www.ifaw.org The UK’s Ivory Bill is in Parliament! https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk%E2%80%99s-ivory-bill-parliament <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">Jun 8 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="One step closer to a UK ivory trade ban" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-parliament-elephant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p>On Monday, MPs in the House of Commons debated proposals to ban the UK&rsquo;s ivory trade, at the Second Reading of the government&rsquo;s proposed Ivory Bill.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/uk%E2%80%99s-ivory-bill-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants ban ivory elephants end poaching Ivory ivory ban ivory trade politics save elephants uk ivory ban Wildlife crime Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:35:09 +0000 David Cowdrey 113620 at https://www.ifaw.org Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the scale of online wildlife trade https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/wildlife-trade/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">May 24 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia, but the reality is that it is a global problem. The internet provides customers and wildlife traffickers access to a vast marketplace, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/disrupting-wildlife-cybercrime-europe-and-russia-%E2%80%93-new-report-uncovers-scale-online-wildlife-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Thu, 24 May 2018 08:41:47 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 113523 at https://www.ifaw.org Online wildlife trade investigation reveals scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/online-wildlife-trade-investigation-reveals-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key-countries <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 23 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="Online wildlife trade investigation reveals scale and nature of advertisements in four key countries" alt="Online wildlife trade investigation reveals scale and nature of advertisements i" src="/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px_1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Research conducted in the United Kingdom, along with France, Germany and Russia found&nbsp;almost one-fifth of posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products for sale&nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/online-wildlife-trade-2018"><em>Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime &ndash; Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade</em></a>, released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online and the threat this poses to the future survival of many species.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/online-wildlife-trade-investigation-reveals-scale-and-nature-advertisements-four-key-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Bears Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Turtles big cats birds consumers elephants governments illegal Internet law enforcement legal online online technology companies owls parrots primates reptiles rhinos tortoises trafficking wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade Tue, 22 May 2018 23:20:38 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113500 at https://www.ifaw.org 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 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