http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/36 en Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/wildlife-trade/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UAE?src=hash">#UAE</a> penalizes possession of wild <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/animals?src=hash">#animals</a> with hefty fines, life in prison <a href="https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e">https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e</a> <a href="https://t.co/m0atOMrJb1">pic.twitter.com/m0atOMrJb1</a></p> </blockquote></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Raptors Tigers Wolves dangerous pets exotic pets illegal law legislation United Arab Eremites wild Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:59:31 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 110211 at http://www.ifaw.org Cairo Airport authorities foil falcon-smuggling operation http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cairo-airport-authorities-foil-falcon-smuggling-operation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/education/dima-abo-kous">Dima Abo Kous </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 2 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The live falcons seized at the airport had their eyes stitched closed with surgical threads to prevent them from panicking." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_02_16_falcon.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The live falcons seized at the airport had their eyes stitched closed with surgical threads to prevent them from panicking." />Security authorities at Cairo International Airport managed to stop an Egyptian passenger who had attempted to smuggle 41 peregrine falcons into Bahrain, where he allegedly intended to sell the iconic birds.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cairo-airport-authorities-foil-falcon-smuggling-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Raptors bird of prey Egypt falcon illegal Smuggle wildlife trade Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:27:19 +0000 Dima Abo Kous 109603 at http://www.ifaw.org A black-eared kite overcomes fears, flies free http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/black-eared-kite-overcomes-fears-flies-free <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/cats-and-dogs/sabrina-zhang">Sabrina Zhang</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 20 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A black-eared kite makes a fantastic recovery after he had been found motionless under a car in Beijing." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/10_20_16_brrc.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A black-eared kite makes a fantastic recovery after he had been found motionless under a car in Beijing." />Last October, a woman discovered a big bird motionless under her car in Beijing&rsquo;s Shijingshan District. The black-eared kite was subsequently rushed to the International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s Beijing Raptor Rescue Centre (BRRC).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/black-eared-kite-overcomes-fears-flies-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Raptors bird of prey China fly injured kite raptor release Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:32:34 +0000 Sabrina Zhang 109449 at http://www.ifaw.org Beijing rescue center releases 8 common kestrels after rehabilitation http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/beijing-rescue-center-releases <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/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">Aug 22 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Five rescuers and their families joined in the release of eight common kestrels in Beijing today." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_22_16_kestrel1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Five rescuers and their families joined in the release of eight common kestrels in Beijing today." />The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) released eight common kestrels at the Ming Tombs in the Changping District of Beijing today. Five rescuers and their families joined in the release.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/beijing-rescue-center-releases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Raptors Beijing China common kestrels flight fly free healthy release rescued Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:17:58 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 108666 at http://www.ifaw.org French biodiversity bill adopted; online wildlife crime fines increased significantly http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/french-biodiversity-bill-adopted-online-wildlife-crime-fines-increased-significantly <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</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">Jul 29 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Recherche-mort-ou-vif--le-commerce-en-ligne-d%E2%80%99animaux-sauvages-d%C3%A9voile--1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 442px;" />After two long years of discussion, the deputies of the French National Assembly finally adopted the bill for the restoration of biodiversity, nature, and landscapes. &nbsp;</p> <p>Having followed the debates held throughout this process of securing a better legislative framework for online wildlife trade, we can now confirm that an explicit reference to e-commerce will appear in the Environmental Code.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/french-biodiversity-bill-adopted-online-wildlife-crime-fines-increased-significantly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers Turtles biodiversity e-commerce illegal online trade Wildlife crime Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:19:00 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 108484 at http://www.ifaw.org Photography Contest Ignores Cruel Reality of Falconry http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/photography-contest-ignores-cruel-reality-falconry <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">Jul 27 2016</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="829" height="829" title="The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry." alt="The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Man%20and%20the%20Eagle_0.jpg?1469644150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA &quot;the Oscar of mobile phone photography,&quot; recently awarded young Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan with the Grand Prize for his iPhone photo captioned &quot;Man and the Eagle,&quot; which features an ethnic Khalkha man with his captive eagle. This is the first time a Chinese photographer has won the IPPA Grand Prize.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/photography-contest-ignores-cruel-reality-falconry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Raptors China China Nature Magazine eagle falconry iPhone IPPA Khalkha photography Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:37:18 +0000 slajoie 108349 at http://www.ifaw.org