http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125 en Why an interactive app like Whappy is crucial for Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</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">Fri, 05/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_28_15_whappy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 430px;" title="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" />Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior research fellow at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Head of WDC&rsquo;s Global Campaign for Marine Protected</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales dolphins Icelandic whale watch tourism whale meat whales whappy Thu, 28 May 2015 18:53:50 +0000 Barbara Slee 104107 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese officials vow to halt ivory trade at Beijing crush http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/chinese-officials-vow-halt-ivory-trade-beijing-crush <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/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">Fri, 05/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_29_15_ivorycrush.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory" />In Beijing, it hadn&rsquo;t rained for days.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/chinese-officials-vow-halt-ivory-trade-beijing-crush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants endangered ivory ban ivory crush ivory trade poaching wildlife trade Fri, 29 May 2015 15:16:30 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 104124 at http://www.ifaw.org China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing <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, 05/29/2015</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="225" title="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" alt="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1432892957" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Illegal trade illegal trade in Ivory Ivory ivory crush Ivory poaching Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:29 +0000 adintino 104109 at http://www.ifaw.org New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-iceland <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">Thu, 05/28/2015</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="258" title="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" alt="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whappy_300px.jpg?1432744585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.</p> <p>The free &lsquo;Whappy&rsquo; app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which have pledged not to serve whale meat, as well as whale watching operators, whale friendly souvenirs and an identification guide for whales and dolphins that can be seen in Icelandic waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales whale app whale hunting whale meat whale watching whales whappy Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45:33 +0000 adintino 104089 at http://www.ifaw.org New video provides evidence that ‘Putin’s tigers’ are thriving in the wild http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-video-provides-evidence-%E2%80%98putin%E2%80%99s-tigers%E2%80%99-are-thriving-wild <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">Thu, 05/28/2015</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="219" title="Archive photo © IFAW" alt="Archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/AmurTigerHighres_300px.jpg?1432839726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-year-after-release-rehabilitated-amur-tigress-caught-film-russia">Newly released video</a> captured by a camera trap positioned at the Khingan Nature Reserve shows a healthy tigress Ilona marking her territory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-video-provides-evidence-%E2%80%98putin%E2%80%99s-tigers%E2%80%99-are-thriving-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers amur Amur tigers big cats putin's tigers Siberian tiger tigers Thu, 28 May 2015 19:07:33 +0000 adintino 104108 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Nepal: Lifting a cow helps a family survive http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-nepal-lifting-cow-helps-family-survive <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/shannon-walajtys">Shannon Walajtys</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">Thu, 05/28/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_27_15_cow.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 353px;" title="Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days." /></em></p> <p><em>We had an amazing partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians from Sikkim, India.&nbsp; They provided local expertise as they speak Nepali and are familiar with traditional animal husbandry</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-nepal-lifting-cow-helps-family-survive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue animal rescue cow Earthquake farmer Livestock Nepal veterinarians Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:53 +0000 Shannon Walajtys 104100 at http://www.ifaw.org