http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/21 en Media, celebrity reaction to China’s ivory ban http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski">Donna Gadomski</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">Jan 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="/node/110174" target="_blank"><img alt="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_06_17_socialivory.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory, the government had originally made its pledge to work toward banning all domestic ivory trade in the country." />China announced it will impose a b</a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/media-celebrity-reaction-chinas-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants ban burn China crush illegal Ivory poaching trinkets tusk Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:23:30 +0000 Donna Gadomski 110216 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals <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/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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">Jan 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UAE?src=hash">#UAE</a> penalizes possession of wild <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/animals?src=hash">#animals</a> with hefty fines, life in prison <a href="https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e">https://t.co/qU0ZO3gA9e</a> <a href="https://t.co/m0atOMrJb1">pic.twitter.com/m0atOMrJb1</a></p> </blockquote></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-uae-bans-personal-ownership-wild-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Raptors Tigers Wolves dangerous pets exotic pets illegal law legislation United Arab Eremites wild Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:59:31 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 110211 at http://www.ifaw.org Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ban-ivory-trade-china%E2%80%99s-new-year-present-elephants <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">Dec 30 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_30_16_chinaban.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this <a href="/node/110173" target="_blank">announcement</a> has been much anticipated.</p> <p><strong>I read and re-read the text on the red letterhead of the Central Government office, pinching myself, trying to believe this is really happening.</strong></p> <p>Images of elephants, hundreds of them gunned down by poachers just to supply the ivory market, flashed in front of my eyes.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ban-ivory-trade-china%E2%80%99s-new-year-present-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China elephants Ivory killing poaching teeth trinkets tusks Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:04:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 110174 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets <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">Dec 30 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="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" alt="IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-African-elephant-family_300px.jpg?1483119647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>After decades of advocating by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their <a href="http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-12/30/content_5155017.htm?from=singlemessage">pledge to close domestic ivory markets</a> in 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a tremendous victory for elephants and we applaud China for showing such decisive action and leadership on this issue,&rdquo; said Azzedine Downes IFAW President and CEO.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-china%E2%80%99s-decision-close-domestic-ivory-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants ending the ivory trade illegal Ivory poaching trafficking Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:41:06 +0000 adintino 110173 at http://www.ifaw.org Look back 2016: Videos of our successes http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/look-back-2016-videos-of-our-successes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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">Dec 29 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vs3td80Enb4" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our year&rsquo;s projects in videos and trailers.</p> <p><a href="/node/109580" target="_blank"><strong>Manatee Rescue</strong></a></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/vs3td80Enb4?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/look-back-2016-videos-of-our-successes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Elephants Seals Whales accomplishments cat dog Ivory kitten list Noise ocean puppy tusks video Video Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:23:57 +0000 Erica Martin 110158 at http://www.ifaw.org Look back 2016: The year in numbers http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/look-back-2016-the-year-in-numbers <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">Dec 28 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/12_29_16_numbers_list.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The author hauling a tusk to be placed in the pyre for burning in Kenya." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare had a lot to celebrate in 2016. Here is a round-up through the numbers:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/look-back-2016-the-year-in-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Big Cats Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales accomplishments CITES end of year policy rescue victory wrap up youth forum Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:45:49 +0000 Azzedine Downes 110152 at http://www.ifaw.org