Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en IFAW applauds Delta, United and American airlines trophy hunting bans http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans <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">Tue, 08/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines&rsquo; bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-delta-united-and-american-airlines-trophy-hunting-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos airlines Cecil the lion imports trophy hunting Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:24:50 +0000 slajoie 104892 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act <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">Fri, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement on the Killing of Cecil the Lion http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion <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">Tue, 07/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/IFAW%20rev2%20Logo_Horiz_Color_Spelled-01.jpg" style="width: 611px; height: 231px;" />Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-killing-cecil-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:46:46 +0000 smoos 104847 at http://www.ifaw.org Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban <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">Wed, 07/22/2015</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="201" title="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" alt="Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/White_Rhino_300_0.jpg?1437575914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a &ldquo;need to know&rdquo; basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/trophies-back-board-south-african-airways-cans-its-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Rhinos elephants hunting trophies illegal wildlife trafficking lions rhino Tiger trophies hunting Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:32:42 +0000 adintino 104783 at http://www.ifaw.org Captured Zimbabwe Elephant Calves Flown to China http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china <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">Mon, 07/06/2015</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="201" title="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." alt="The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_2.jpg?1436196409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.</p> <p>The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzhou, a city some 120 kms north-west of Hong Kong.</p> <p>The export was reported and confirmed this morning by Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister for the Environment, who said 24 elephants had been sent to China.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/captured-zimbabwe-elephant-calves-flown-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Chimelong Guangzhou Harare Zimbabwe zoos Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:35 +0000 slajoie 104593 at http://www.ifaw.org Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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">Wed, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org