http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/21 en China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt <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 1 2017</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="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand" alt="China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin1_300px_1.jpg?1512136487" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Endangered Species Act illegal wildlife trade pangolin pangolins scales Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:59:57 +0000 adintino 112976 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curtai <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 1 2017</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="723" height="415" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Image%203-Pangolin%20released%20to%20KasunguNP-Oct16_0.jpg?1512102756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(Washington D.C. &ndash; 30 November, 2017)</strong> Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curtai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Fri, 01 Dec 2017 04:35:07 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 112973 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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">Nov 27 2017</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="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at http://www.ifaw.org Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference <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">Oct 26 2017</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="201" title="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" alt="Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Chimpanzees_300px.jpg?1509021237" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a> (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa&rsquo;s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),</p> <p>However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/global-commitment-secured-safeguard-african-wildlife-un-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates Tigers chimpanzee CMS Convention on Migratory Species giraffe leopard lion Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:35:45 +0000 adintino 112804 at http://www.ifaw.org Australia's premier auction house says no to ivory http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australias-premier-auction-house-says-no-ivory <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/rebecca-keeble">Rebecca Keeble </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">Oct 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/leonard_joel_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australias-premier-auction-house-says-no-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos auction house Australia elephant horn Ivory leonard joel poaching rhino Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:24:35 +0000 Rebecca Keeble 112781 at http://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uk-moves-forward-total-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/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:33:33 +0000 David Cowdrey 112713 at http://www.ifaw.org