http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/17 en Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york <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, 09/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and Chief Executive Officer (far left), sits on a discussion panel during the 2013 Clinton Global Inituative annual meeting to discuss the three year commitment to help stop the poaching of African elephants for their ivory. c.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-elephant-protection-clinton-global-initiative-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa CGI Clinton cooperation elephants Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101462 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Dvůr Králové rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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">Sun, 09/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="458" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ezwi-LYTcd8" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now &ldquo;at the 11 hour to save the rhinos&rdquo; is not an over-estimation.&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>Already we have lost at least 769 rhinos so far this year in South Africa, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. It is very encouraging to see the broad, perhaps unique range of partners coming together here.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-dv%C5%AFr-kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn ceremony crime Czech rhino Slovakia video Wildlife Video Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:01:34 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101464 at http://www.ifaw.org Why we're joining an international network to address climate change http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-were-joining-international-network-address-climate-change <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">Fri, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/peoples_climate_march_graphic_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 610px;" /></p> <p>In the last twelve months alone, the International Fund for Animal Welfare&rsquo;s animal rescue team has responded to floods in the Western US and Balkans, a cyclone in India, wildfires in Chile, drought in Pakistan, and a typhoon in the Philippines.</p> <p>We have witnessed first-hand the various ways Mother Nature can wreak havoc for humans and animals alike.</p> <p><strong>The destruction left in the wake of these events has been shocking.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-were-joining-international-network-address-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy action CAN change climate manhattan network NY UN Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:20 +0000 Azzedine Downes 101457 at http://www.ifaw.org Czech Republic and Slovakia spark new global initiative with rhino horn burning ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/peter-pueschel">Peter Pueschel</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, 09/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_01_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 352px;" title="In South Africa, we have lost 769 rhinos so far this year, and there is no indication that the rhino poaching crisis is coming under control. ©Zdenek Cermak / Zoo Dvur Kralove" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-spark-new-global-initiative-rhino-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos burn crime Czech horn poaching Republic rhino Slovakia Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:19:15 +0000 Peter Pueschel 101439 at http://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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, 09/18/2014</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="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" alt="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_5.jpg?1411043284" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC scientific whaling South Atlantic whale Sanctuary whale watching whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:28:48 +0000 adintino 101431 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta <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, 09/18/2014</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="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic" alt="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baleen-whale_300px.jpg?1411044247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.</p> <p>Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales ICJ International Court of Justice International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:24 +0000 adintino 101433 at http://www.ifaw.org