http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/17 en Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <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">Tue, 05/19/2015</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="200" title="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org 6 reasons Shinzo Abe shouldn’t restart Antarctic whaling http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Mon, 04/27/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013. (Teruo Kashiyama)" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/ashai_Shinzo_Abe_%26_Barack_Obama_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 454px;" title="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abe court ICJ Japan Kennedy Obama whales Whaling world Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:11:37 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103765 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife and cybercrime on the agenda at the United Nations Crime Congress http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress <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, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_cybercrime.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos animal parts cybercrime ETSY Interpol Ivory wildlife trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:06 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103705 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles <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">Tue, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org One year on from the historic world court verdict, is Australia’s leadership on whaling waning? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/one-year-historic-world-court-verdict-australia%E2%80%99s-leadership-whaling-waning <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</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, 03/31/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A minke whale; Japan wants to kill another 4,000 in the name of ‘science’. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/minke_web.JPG" style="width: 610px; height: 399px;" title="A minke whale; Japan wants to kill another 4,000 in the name of ‘science’. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/one-year-historic-world-court-verdict-australia%E2%80%99s-leadership-whaling-waning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales anniversary ICJ IWC Japan justice minke oceans whales Whaling Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:35:09 +0000 Matt Collis 103451 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW statement in response to the NSW Coalition’s repeal of the Native Vegetation Act http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-response-nsw-coalition%E2%80%99s-repeal-native-vegetation-act <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, 03/26/2015</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="2073" height="2394" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC09039%20Female%20Forrester%20Kangaroo%20-%20Mt%20Will%20Ntnl%20Park%20Tas_0.jpg?1427334813" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(26 March 2015, Sydney)</strong>&nbsp; IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appalled by the NSW Coalition&rsquo;s announcement that it will repeal the Native Vegetation Act and give local landowners more autonomy over land clearing should it return to power after the election.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-response-nsw-coalition%E2%80%99s-repeal-native-vegetation-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy land clearing native wildlife NSW state election Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:55:32 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 103402 at http://www.ifaw.org