http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/17 en Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sri-lanka-destroys <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, 01/25/2016</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="199" title="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" alt="Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_2629_300px.jpg?1453818174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Corrected 26 January 2016: Number&nbsp; of tusks destroyed was 359.</p> <p>Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks.</p> <p>Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colombo by the Sri Lankan authorities in 2012, when it was discovered concealed among wooden logs packed in shipping containers sent from Kenya. The seizure was the single biggest ever by the South-East Asian country.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sri-lanka-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES destroy confiscated ivory elephants elephants tusks illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:47:15 +0000 adintino 106532 at http://www.ifaw.org Sri Lankan government destroys ivory cache http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sri-lankan-government-destroys-ivory-cache <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">Mon, 01/25/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_25_16_srilanka.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for illegal trade of elephant ivory." /></p> <p>The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sri-lankan-government-destroys-ivory-cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Belgium ivory crush elephant historic Ivory ivory trinkets NYC Ivory Crush sri lanka tusk Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:28:33 +0000 Azzedine Downes 106528 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES meeting previews species to watch at CoP http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-meeting-previews-species-watch-cop <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/jeffrey-flocken">Jeffrey Flocken</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">Thu, 01/21/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes, at the recent standing committee meetings in Geneva." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_21_16_cites.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes, at the recent standing committee meetings in Geneva." /></p> <p>Last week, IFAW participated in the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-meeting-previews-species-watch-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers cheetah CITES Conference of the Parties Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CoP elephants Ivory lion rhinos South Africa tusks Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:59:05 +0000 Jeffrey Flocken 106519 at http://www.ifaw.org Hong Kong to further crack down on ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hong-kong-further-crack-down-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/elephants/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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, 01/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs and Excise in 2013." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/10_15_16_hongkong.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs and Excise in 2013." /></p> <p>Determined to crack down on ivory trade, Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said in his annual policy address the other day that the Chinese city will make huge strides on fighting ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hong-kong-further-crack-down-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants China elephants government Hong Kong Ivory poaching tusks wildlife trade Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:33:05 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 106466 at http://www.ifaw.org Australian management authority finishes release of key oil exploration documents http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australian-management-authority-finishes-release-key-oil-exploration-documents <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">Fri, 01/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight Petroleum had submitted plans to the Australian government to explore for oil." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_15_16_gas_expo_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight Petroleum had submitted plans to the Australian government to explore for oil." />After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Bight Petroleu</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australian-management-authority-finishes-release-key-oil-exploration-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Bight Petroleum cetaceans dolphins Gas habitat marine biology ocean noise oil petroleum exploration whales Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:24:54 +0000 Matt Collis 106492 at http://www.ifaw.org Petroleum exploration in the Great Australian Bight - finally some scrutiny http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/petroleum-exploration-great-australian-bight-finally-some-scrutiny <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, 01/14/2016</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="5052" height="3283" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_5233a_0.jpg?1452751085" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW has won its legal action against NOPSEMA the offshore petroleum industry regulator, obtaining access to important assessment documents about oil and gas exploration and the risks to whales and other marine life off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.</p> <p>In November 2014, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) refused to release its assessment documents and the full Environmental Plan under Freedom of Information laws, for its approval of Bight Petroleum&rsquo;s seismic testing in blue whale feeding grounds.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/petroleum-exploration-great-australian-bight-finally-some-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Whales Bight Petroleum NOPSEMA ocean noise pollution oil and gas exploration Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:58:14 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 106451 at http://www.ifaw.org