http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/17 en Putting animal welfare on France’s 2017 political election agenda http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/putting-animal-welfare-frances <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/89341">Mia Crnojevic</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, 11/22/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a press conference beside Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_22_16_fr_manifesto.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a press conference beside Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/putting-animal-welfare-frances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Political advocacy Dogs & Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers France Manifesto NGO policy political action Wildlife Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:07:31 +0000 Mia Crnojevic 109811 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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, 11/17/2016</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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife campaign reaches more than 11 million Chinese netizens http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-campaign-reaches-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/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">Tue, 11/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The campaign graphics include one with an elephant and one with a rhino." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_15_16_chinawildlife.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 694px;" title="The campaign graphics include one with an elephant and one with a rhino." />On November 11th, China&rsquo;s biggest shopping day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched a new campaign to dissuade consumption of endangered species.</p> <p>11.11, also called &ldquo;Singles Day,&rdquo; has now become the world&rsquo;s largest online shopping period.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-campaign-reaches-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos cruel elephant horn Ivory poaching rhino trade tusks Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:14:52 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 109743 at http://www.ifaw.org A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission <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, 10/27/2016</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="176" title="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission " alt="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_5.jpg?1477573334" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan&rsquo;s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC minke whales scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:25 +0000 adintino 109512 at http://www.ifaw.org Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international <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, 10/27/2016</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="147" title="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission" alt="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_300px.jpg?1477577205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world&rsquo;s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales bycatch dolphins illegal fishing International Whaling Commission IWC Vaquita Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:46 +0000 adintino 109518 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha <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, 10/21/2016</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="195" title="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes" alt="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Humpback_Whale_300px_0.jpg?1477053055" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan&rsquo;s so-called &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commision IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:35:07 +0000 adintino 109453 at http://www.ifaw.org