http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/16 en INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlife trafficking operations http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/david-higgins">David Higgins</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">Wed, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_28_16_cites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are expanding our long-standing partnership to more closely align <a href="http://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Environmental-crime/Projects/Project-Wisdom" target="_blank">INTERPOL&rsquo;s Project Wisdom</a> and <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tenboma-tech-heralded-un-conference" target="_blank">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initia</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol%E2%80%99s-project-wisdom-and-ifaw%E2%80%99s-tenboma-initiative-align-counter-wildlife-trafficking-oper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants crime criminal data elephant illegal Interpol Ivory law partnership poaching tenBoma tusk Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:03:33 +0000 David Higgins 109186 at http://www.ifaw.org INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event <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, 09/28/2016</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="158" title="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking. “INTERPOL applauds IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service for piloting the tenBoma counter-poaching initiative in Kenya. They have shown unprecedented willingness to s" alt="Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tenBoma_ScreenShot_300px.jpg?1475063950" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/tenboma-field-report-poachers-stopped-tsavo-east-program-expands-west">IFAW&rsquo;s tenBoma initiative</a> in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/interpol-and-ifaw-announce-expanded-wildlife-crime-enforcement-network-tenboma-cites-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES counter-poaching elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Interpol Ivory poaching tenBoma wildlife trafficking Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:24 +0000 adintino 109157 at http://www.ifaw.org Are Australian and New Zealand auction houses contributing to the illegal ivory and rhino trade? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/are-australian-and-new-zealand-auction-houses-contributing-illegal-ivory-and-rhino-trade <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_28_16_report.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 523px;" />What do you think of when you hear the words &lsquo;auction house&rsquo;? Do you have <a href="https://news.artnet.com/art-world/best-auction-scenes-hollywood-films-325463" target="_blank">Hollywood-like imaginings</a> of a mysterious art world and expensive sales of jewellery and paintings? Or maybe you think of junk in the attic and stumbling across antiques roadshow on TV? For many of us today, our only experience of an &lsquo;auction&rsquo; is bidding on eBay.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/are-australian-and-new-zealand-auction-houses-contributing-illegal-ivory-and-rhino-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Education Elephants Rhinos auction elephant endangered horn illegal Ivory poaching rhino trade tusk Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:57:30 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 109200 at http://www.ifaw.org Shocking IFAW report reveals how auction houses in Australia contribute to the illegal ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/shocking-ifaw-report-reveals-how-auction-houses-australia-contribute-illegal-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">Wed, 09/28/2016</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="454" height="645" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Auction%20house%20report_0.JPG?1475019895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Can you tell the difference between an antique ivory carving and one that came from an elephant poached just last month? &nbsp;This is just one of the issues at the heart of a new report published today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).&nbsp;</p> <p>The new report &ldquo;Under the Hammer&rdquo; reveals IFAW&rsquo;s investigation into the flourishing trade in ivory and rhino horn in auction houses across the country, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. &nbsp;The report is the first-ever in-depth investigation into Australian auction houses.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/shocking-ifaw-report-reveals-how-auction-houses-australia-contribute-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants auction house CITES elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:48:49 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 109151 at http://www.ifaw.org Governments, online companies, NGOs join forces in the fight against wildlife cybercrime http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/governments-online-companies-ngos-join-forces-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Tue, 09/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRu_3t3oGcc" width="610"></iframe>Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Kenyan prosecutor take centre stage at one of the world&rsquo;s biggest conservation gatherings to unite in our fight against wildlife cybercrime.</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/iRu_3t3oGcc?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/governments-online-companies-ngos-join-forces-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES cop17 cyber criminals ebay illegal online sales online trade Wildlife crime Video Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:23:26 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 109145 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES makes huge strides in fight against ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-makes-huge-strides-fight-against-ivory-trade <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">Tue, 09/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/184397212?title=0&amp;byline=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Parties to vote for a pathway to ivory trade, which would doom elephants around the world, whose numbers have been decimated by poaching for their tusks.</p> <p>It failed, rejected by a two-thirds majority including Kenya, Republic of Congo and Chad.</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/184397212?title=0&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/cites-makes-huge-strides-fight-against-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES convention cop17 elephants Ivory johannesburg South Africa trinkets tusks wildlife trade Video Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:22:43 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109142 at http://www.ifaw.org