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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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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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The Governor of the island of Bali ordered the mass killing of roaming dogs. Thousands of innocent dogs are killed every year, often suffering slow and painful deaths.
The Governor claims free-roaming dogs will lead to the spread of rabies. But human and animal health experts have proven that culling doesn't work to control rabies. In fact, it can result in the spread of the disease. Often, dogs that have already been vaccinated are among the victims of a mass killing.
Tell Balinese officials to stop the mass killings.
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Tourism can bring enormous benefit to local communities, people and animals. It can also do great harm to wildlife and the environment. So if you’re one of the growing number of Aussies travelling overseas for holidays each year, it’s important to consider your personal actions and decisions.
As part of our effort to protect animals from cruelty and commercial exploitation through tourism, IFAW has created the Responsible Traveller Pledge. We invite you to sign it now, to read more on how to be a wildlife aware traveller, and to help promote this cause by sharing this pledge with your friends through your social media.