http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/21 en Spotlight Russia: Suitcase stuffed with live animals exposes sinister trade in wildlife http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-russia-suitcase-stuffed-live-animals-exposes-sinister-trade-wildlife <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/cats-and-dogs/anna-fillipova">Anna Filippova</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, 04/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 61%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;"> <iframe frameborder="0" id="iframe" scrolling="no" src="http://flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=60&amp;size=big&amp;setId=72157652118008621&amp;click=true&amp;thumbnails=1&amp;transition=0&amp;layoutType=responsive&amp;sort=0" style="width:100%; height:100%; position: absolute; top:0; left:0;"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-russia-suitcase-stuffed-live-animals-exposes-sinister-trade-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Turtles airport crime seizure Smuggle suitcase wild animals wildlife trade Slideshow Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:35:29 +0000 Anna Filippova 103722 at http://www.ifaw.org Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/thai-officials-seize <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">Tue, 04/21/2015</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="225" title="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" alt="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_7.jpg?1429625753" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/thai-customs-officials-seize-huge-haul-of-african-ivory-a-44986298.html">media reports out of Bangkok today</a>. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The final destinations for the ivory were believed to include China, Thailand and Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/thai-officials-seize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:48 +0000 adintino 103704 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife and cybercrime on the agenda at the United Nations Crime Congress http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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, 04/21/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_21_15_cybercrime.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 305px;" title="We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcement efforts and strong website policies in place to shut down illegal online trade.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-and-cybercrime-agenda-united-nations-crime-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos animal parts cybercrime ETSY Interpol Ivory wildlife trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:06 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 103705 at http://www.ifaw.org Russian wildlife seized in illegal trade deserve a chance to be wild again http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/russian-wildlife-seized-illegal-trade-deserve-chance-be-wild-again <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/cats-and-dogs/gail-a%E2%80%99brunzo">Gail A’Brunzo</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, 04/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_falcon2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 366px;" title="A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW" /></p> <p>Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/russian-wildlife-seized-illegal-trade-deserve-chance-be-wild-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Raptors falcon gryfalcon moscow russia trade Wildlife Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:53:54 +0000 Gail A’Brunzo 103479 at http://www.ifaw.org Vipers, eagles and leopards on the streets: How to train your enforcement unit http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/vipers-eagles-and-leopards-streets-how-train-your-enforcement-unit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/2739">James Kinney</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, 04/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking Call Data Records." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_31_15_bhutan.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking Call Data Records." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/vipers-eagles-and-leopards-streets-how-train-your-enforcement-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Big Cats exercise leopard skins prevention of wildlife trade training Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:29:36 +0000 James Kinney 103480 at http://www.ifaw.org Canada’s commercial seal hunt: it is cruel, unnecessary – and shockingly wasteful http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-it-cruel-unnecessary-%E2%80%93-and-shockingly-wastef-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</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, 04/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q1ZTW1rFQmM" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em><strong>Warning this video contains graphic material.</strong></em></p> <p>For now, there is peace on the ice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Harp seals are currently &ldquo;off limits&rdquo; to sealers, as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has temporarily closed the hunt to allow the mothers to give birth and nurse their whitecoat pups.</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"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Q1ZTW1rFQmM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Q1ZTW1rFQmM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZTW1rFQmM"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-Q1ZTW1rFQmM_5.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/canada%E2%80%99s-commercial-seal-hunt-it-cruel-unnecessary-%E2%80%93-and-shockingly-wastef-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Wildlife trade Seals cruel cute fur hunting meat Video Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:25:42 +0000 Sheryl Fink 103531 at http://www.ifaw.org