http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/16 en Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/jubilation-cites-votes-stop-discussions-aimed-promoting-framework-ivory-trade <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, 09/26/2016</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="300" height="198" title="Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for Ivory Trade " alt="Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_4.jpg?1474913458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory.</p> <p>While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to end any continued consideration for ongoing debate about possible future ivory trade were rewarded with a satisfying finish.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/jubilation-cites-votes-stop-discussions-aimed-promoting-framework-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Decision Making Mechanisim DMM elephants Ivory ivory trade Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:41:10 +0000 adintino 109124 at http://www.ifaw.org Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal <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, 09/26/2016</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="300" height="200" title="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Closure Proposal" alt="Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephant0024_310px.jpg?1474890854" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention.</p> <p>The United States stated that &ldquo;Parties have addressed domestic markets where there is a clear nexus between domestic and international trade. There is no better example of this clear nexus than elephants. We reject that we&rsquo;re acting beyond the scope of the Convention.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/bloody-nose-namibia-cites-parties-reject-plan-drop-domestic-market-closure-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger bones Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:56:56 +0000 adintino 109098 at http://www.ifaw.org High expectations from CITES conference in South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/high-expectations-cites-conference-south-africa <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/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">Sat, 09/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ab3xSPW875I" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ab3xSPW875I?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/high-expectations-cites-conference-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES convention cop17 elephants johannesburg lion list pangolin rhino South Africa vote Video Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:00:50 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109068 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites <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, 09/23/2016</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="310" height="207" title="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" alt="Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Elephant_310px.jpg?1474635181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on Monday (26 September).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-cybercrime-centre-stage-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos birds elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching reptiles rhinoceros wildlife cybercrime Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:53:24 +0000 adintino 109063 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW unites 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers at VIP event http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-unites <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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, 09/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/184045208" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES decision makers and delegation members, global media and the 34 young conservation and animal welfare leaders together.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/184045208?fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&autoplay=0" width="460" height="292"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-unites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants Rhinos conservation Forum protect save trade Wildlife young youth Video Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:31:53 +0000 Erica Martin 109074 at http://www.ifaw.org A slate full of elephant protection events in Melbourne http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/slate-full-elephant-protection-events-melbourne <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/89986">Rebekka Thompson-Jones</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, 09/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_23_16_au_ele_march.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />This blog comes from partner Fiona Gordon, Environmental Policy Analyst &amp; Facilitator with </em><a href="http://www.gordonconsulting.org/" target="_blank"><em>Gordon Consulting</em></a><em> in New Zealand.</em></p> <p>Melbourne is calling me, again.&nbsp; I have only visited once before. I recall a city full of choices, a holiday with so many things to do I simply ran out of time!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/slate-full-elephant-protection-events-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Australia elephants march Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:05:11 +0000 Rebekka Thompson-Jones 109076 at http://www.ifaw.org