https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/publications/rss.xml/4/17 en 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 Rachael Hewish https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/110290 <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"> IFAW Campaigns Manager </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Rachael joined IFAW in 2016 and works on a variety of campaigns and projects, including issues affecting British wildlife such as the badger cull and seeking an end to the UK ivory trade. As campaigns manager she takes a leading role in the development of policy, campaigns and the political lobbying work of the IFAW UK team.</p> </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" title="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" alt="Rachael Hewish, IFAW Campaigner" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Rachael-Hewish-Blog-photo.jpg?1485348991" /> </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">Dec 1 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/110290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy The ban on hunting with dogs Staff Elephants Foxes Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:30:08 +0000 aclark 110290 at https://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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">Nov 27 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="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at https://www.ifaw.org The future of animal sentience in UK law? https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/future-animal-sentience-uk-law <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">Nov 23 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Will we see UK legislation explicitly enshrining the principle of animal sentience soon?" class="caption" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/Animal-Sentience-Cat.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Will we see UK legislation explicitly enshrining the principle of animal sentience soon?" /></p> <p>Do animals feel pain and emotions? The answer (yes, they do!) may seem obvious, but, remarkably, a debate over the sentience of animals has erupted this month in the UK.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/future-animal-sentience-uk-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:16:10 +0000 Rachael Hewish 112942 at https://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver a big win for lions, leopards, whale and blue sharks https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</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">Oct 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/cms_migratory_species_blue_shark.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 349px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-win-lions-leopards-whale-and-blue-sharks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats Whales blue shark CMS convention on the conservation of migratory species IFAW leopard lion whale Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:39:39 +0000 Matt Collis 112820 at https://www.ifaw.org Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference <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">Oct 26 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="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" alt="Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/whale_Shark_300%20px.jpg?1509020639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world&rsquo;s largest fish, the whale shark.</p> <p>By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/greater-protection-sharks-likely-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy CMS Convention on Migratory Species sharks Whale Shark Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:25:16 +0000 adintino 112803 at https://www.ifaw.org