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In just a few days’ time, governments from around the world will meet at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It’s the first meeting of the IWC since Japan’s whaling fleet returned to the Southern Ocean, killing 333 whales in a whale sanctuary. This meeting will also see proposals for a new sanctuary to be created in the South Atlantic Ocean.
We urgently need your help if we are to turn this old whalers’ club into a modern whale conservation body that protects whales.Send a message to your government urging them to speak out against Japan’s continued ‘scientific’ whaling and to use all the diplomatic options at their disposal to ensure this meeting supports a new South Atlantic whale sanctuary.
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In 2015 the Australian Government suspended its national network of marine parks - the largest network of marine sanctuaries in the world - and began a costly and unnecessary review of the entire system. These waters that our whales, dolphins and other marine life depend on – places such as the Coral Sea, Geographic Bay, Lord Howe Island, the Great Australian Bight, the Kimberly and many more – are ALL AT RISK!
Please send a message to the Australian Government and ask them to reinstate Australia's critical national network of marine sanctuaries to help protect whales, dolphins and other marine life.
Public submissions close 31st October 2016 so please hurry!
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IFAW's investigation has discovered a flourishing trade in ivory and rhino horn in Australia's auction houses, with little in the way of common-sense standards of proof to ensure this trade isn’t contributing to the poaching crisis devastating Africa's elephants and rhinos. One elephant is killed every 15 minutes in pursuit of ivory or "white gold".
Help us demand regulation of Australia's auction houses continuing to trade in ivory and rhino horn.
Send a message to Australia's Minister for the Environment and Energy asking him to end the unregulated trade in ivory and rhino items and ensure Auction Houses improve their policies and practices.
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CITES is meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week to discuss many wildlife issues, including elephant protections.
Watch the brief video below to learn more about CITES, and then take action to protect elephants.
At this meeting, we have a chance to ease the suffering of elephants captured from the wild, transported and sold into lives of captivity. Yes, despite safeguards and regulations, it is still possible for countries to capture wild elephants and offer them for sale on the international market - with terrible impacts on individual elephants and the families from which they are taken.
The proposal we're supporting would allow for elephants to be moved when they're injured or in danger, and it would make sure that elephant transport is humane and that their destination is secure and ecologically appropriate compared to the elephants' home range.
Please ask your national CITES Management Authority to support the proposal and ease the suffering of live elephants in trade.
IFAW's new report, Collision Course, shows how humpback whales, which come to the Great Barrier Reef to give birth and nurse their young, are at threat from giant, speeding cargo ships that crisscross their nurseries. Help us protect whales from these shipping superhighways by asking the federal government to limit ship speeds in these areas to give the whales the best chance to avoid deadly ship strikes.
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